Category Writing

Sharing a new #BookReview of THE PRINCE’S MAN #EpicFantasy

All the books in my Five Kingdoms series have been selling with gratifying regularity, but it’s always a thrill to discover a new review from a delighted reader, so when I found this, I had to share it. Robin Cappello 5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2020 I […]

#BookReview – The Emissary 3: Love Hurts, by Marcia Meara #paranormal

I couldn’t wait to read this final instalment in Marcia’s Emissary novellas, and it didn’t disappoint. You can read my reviews of the earlier instalments here: The Emissary The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody And so we reach part 3: Love Hurts… The Emissary 3: Love Hurts by Marcia Meara My rating: 5 of 5 […]

What’s in a theme? & #BookReview by @KSMarsden

Way back when I was starting to write with a view to publication, someone asked me about the theme of my book. It wasn’t something I’d even thought about: I was writing an SF adventure story, what did theme have to do with anything? I reckoned I’d better consider this question though, and happily answered […]

#BookReview – WISP by Adele Marie Park #fantasy

I’m really busy with work just now, catching up on what could not be done during lockdown, but I’m also continuing to read (and write), so here is my latest book review: WISP by Adele Marie Park Blurb: Edra; a world where magic flourishes and where dark secrets are concealed by those who rule. Secrets […]

#BookReview PICARD, THE LAST BEST HOPE by Una McCormack #StarTrek

I’ve been a Star Trek fan since the very beginning. I’ve watched all the series over the decades, and a few weeks ago I took the plunge, re-instated my access to Amazon Prime TV, and started watching Picard. I hate to admit, I was pretty confused at the start, and felt I wasn’t watching Star […]

Writers, are you easily distracted? Try the ‘bubble’ technique.

I had one of those lightbulb moments about another sporting technique that can easily be applied to writing. One of the most difficult things for a performance athlete to learn is total focus. This means learning that while you must address the things that are within your sphere of control, you must equally well learn […]

Book reviews: #3 & #4 in Richell Mead’s DARK SWAN series #UF

I decided against reviewing these books separately, as it really only means much if you’ve read the earlier books in the series. I reviewed book #1 STORM BORN, and #2 THORN QUEEN already, and although each book is a separate story, there is one overall arc to all four, #3 IRON CROWNED and #4 SHADOW […]

New Release: GET THE DRAFT DONE by Charles F. French #writing books

Are you one of those aspiring writers, who would really love to write a novel, but you aren’t quite certain if you can tackle something that daunting? If that’s you, then check out this neat new helpful book by Charles F. French, hybrid author and English professor. From the author: “Instead of thinking about doing […]

#Writing tools: have you discovered BookLinker?

I mentioned BookLinker in my recent post on adding Amazon categories to your books, but finding categories is not the only thing Booklinker does – and it’s FREE to use. After publishing that post, its designer, Richard Hellewell, contacted me to tell me about new tools available on the site, so here’s a bit more […]

#BookReview: THORN QUEEN by Richelle Mead #UF

I went back to work this week, a bit of a shock after 10 weeks off. This will be my new normal now I live in the Scottish Highlands: a 5 day clinic, almost solid teaching and a LOT of driving, which I undertook in my little horsebox which is equipped with full living facilities, […]