Posted 6 days ago

I Found a Book I Didn’t Know I’d Written…

I Found a Book I Didn’t Know I’d Written…

Now there’s something you don’t hear every day!

When I got back into writing about ten years ago, I wrote a lot, particularly when I should have been doing something else. I woke up at the weekend thinking about a vampire-based story I wrote around that time, and I decided to dig it out and dust it off.  I had half a mind to see whether Kindle allowed publishing of single short stories, or…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Planning Book 2 of 3

Planning Book 2 of 3

So, with my first novel ‘finished’ (HA!) and out on the hunt for prospective publishers, I feel a bit lost.  I’ve had the updating and editing of it on my mind for so long that now it’s done, I’m not quite sure what to do with myself!  I’ve therefore started planning two follow-up novels (idle hands and all that…).

Book 2 will pick up Tal Sarokan’s story as he goes north to find the forgers of…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Fortune’s Thief Cover Reveal

I’ve been working on the final draft of my novel in the last few weeks, and have sent off a few more prospective queries to publishers today.  I’ll wait and see whether I get any interest, but if I don’t, I’m going to start preparing for the self-publishing route.

On the assumption that I will end up self-publishing, I’ve made myself a cover.  This is how I envisage Al Salazar, one of the…

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Posted 1 month ago

Creating Fantasy Maps for Your Fantasy Novel

Creating Fantasy Maps for Your Fantasy Novel

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This week, I’ve been getting closer to finishing the editing on my novel, and as a consequence got rather excited about the idea of publishing it.  So I naturally started thinking about layout, and the possibility of including a map.

If you’re anything like me, when you’re writing about fantasy places, you’ll find it’s really useful to draw out the key locations on paper.  Then come several…

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Posted 1 month ago

Jackie Gamber and H. David Blalock Round 2 Interview Questions

Jackie Gamber and H. David Blalock Round 2 Interview Questions

Today, I’m thrilled to be continuing the interview questions started over on The Rage Circus Vs the Soulless Void for TCM’s Trilogy Virtual Tour.  Jackie Gamber and H. David Blalock have kindly answered my questions on their writing habits and inspiration.

First, over to Jackie Gamber:

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DD. Which writers inspired – or continue to inspire you – to write?

JG: I’m a huge Ray Bradbury fan. I have a…

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Posted 1 month ago

Fortune’s Thief Background and Plans

I’ve been working on a novel on and off over the last few years, which I’m currently refining prior to self-publishing.  ‘Fortune’s Thief’ is a low-fantasy action-adventure set in a world very similar to earth, or a place that could be earth thousands of years ago, before written records began.

I’ve never been a huge fan of high fantasy. If a story’s characters are elves and were-bears and…

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Posted 1 month ago

Bob Freeman Guest Post: Top Ten Scariest Moments in Horror Films

Bob Freeman Guest Post: Top Ten Scariest Moments in Horror Films

I’m delighted to host a guest post for Bob Freeman on my Blog today. I asked Bob to pick his top 10 scariest scenes in horror films. Over to Bob!

10. When Robbie Freeling’s evil clown doll snatches him up and drags him under  the bed in Poltergeist.

9. The demonic wheelchair causing Claire Norman to take a tumble in The Changeling.

8.  Pretty much every scene Pennywise the Clown makes an…

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Posted 2 months ago

Crymsyn Hart Guest Post: Top 10 Animated Films

Crymsyn Hart Guest Post: Top 10 Animated Films

Crymsyn Hart is on a virtual tour with her new book ‘Death’s Dance’. As part of her tour, I’m pleased to be hosting a guest post on her top 10 animated films.  Over to Crymsyn!

Top Ten Animated/3D Films

I’ve seen a lot of movies in my time, way too many to count. A few of them have stuck with me over time and then there are some that have not. However, when I was asked to list my top ten most…

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Posted 2 months ago

Crymsyn Hart: Death’s Dance Virtual Tour Date

Crymsyn Hart: Death’s Dance Virtual Tour Date

I’m pleased to announce that my blog will host a Top 10 Guest Post by author Crymsyn Hart.  Drop by on Thursday 21/08/14 for her Top 10 Animated Films post.

In the meantime, details of her current virtual tour are below:

Virtual Tour
Author: Crymsyn Hart
Featured Book: Death’s Dance

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CrymsynHartAbout Crymsyn Hart:Crymsyn Hart is a national bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror…

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Posted 2 months ago

Animation Tutorial for Poser over on Renderosity

Renderosity are currently offering a series of useful tutorials for Poser - all for free!  Their latest is all about animation.