Before we begin, let me point out that this article is not intended to be some sort of blueprint for “How To Write A Bestselling Urban Fantasy Series”. The article merely outlines the research I did before I started writing the male urban fantasy series that I’m still hard at work on. As well as […]
If you have been self publishing for any length of time, or you know anything about online marketing, then you will no doubt have heard the oft worn phrase, “The money is in the list.” The list being referred to is, of course, an email list, and in marketing terms it is one of the […]
The state of the indie publishing landscape is constantly changing and it can be hard to predict what changes are coming next. Indeed, it is pointless to even try and predict what is coming next because unless you have psychic abilities, no one knows what is coming next until it happens. You have no control […]
Like most authors I’m not a fan of marketing, never have been, but I’ve been forced to embrace it over time since it can’t be ignored if you want to make it in the self-publishing business. A part of marketing is branding. Branding has been around for a while now, but the past several years […]
Self-publishing and being an indie author is a business, and like any business, you have to find the strategies that give you the best chance of success. Sure you can just publish and be damned, with no real plan in place beyond getting the next book out, but it’s doubtful you will get very far. […]
I try not to fear change. As an indie author I am working within a pretty fast paced environment. The internet and the world in general moves at a ridiculously fast pace sometimes, a pace that only seems to be accelerating as time goes on. Where once it would have taken years for major changes […]
I hesitated to use the name Urban Fantasy in this article, mainly because these days it is often too closely associated with Paranormal Romance, which does nothing to describe the kind of books that I write. To me, Urban Fantasy describes a type of fiction that features supernatural characters in a realistic setting, which can […]
As authors, the importance of being active on social media platforms is often rammed down our throats. It seems sometimes that unless you are active on twenty different platforms and spend half your day posting to them then you aren’t doing enough.
But how much social media is enough?
How many platforms should an author be active on?
And what platforms work the best for authors?
These are questions we shall tackle in this article. Hopefully by the end of it you will have a better idea of how to approach social media so you get the best experience possible from it.
In any creative endeavor, productivity matters. You can be as creative as you like, but that won’t matter if you don’t finish anything or get your work out there for all to see.
As a writer, if all you do is write and don’t publish anything, or worse, don’t finish anything, how is that being productive?
In my book, that’s about as unproductive as you can get.
But what is the main cause of being unproductive?
In a word: perfectionism.
It’s a curse that helps no one.
If you want to know how to beat it, read on.
Fiction writing has, and probably always will be, my number one passion. There is something infinitely satisfying about writing and publishing a novel that can’t be gained anywhere else.
This is why I’m excited to say that the first part of my new urban fantasy series is now on release. If you like kick ass characters, demons, the occult, supernatural warriors and a down to earth writing style then you’ll love my new novel.
I’m very happy with the way the novel turned out and I’ve already started working on the second book in the series.
Here’s the synopsis:
Eleven years after her father was murdered and her mother was taken by a demon, 18 year old, Leia Swanson is now fighting to save her brother, Josh, who has gone missing.
Hoping to find answers to so many unanswered questions and being haunted by strange visions of demons, Leia returns to the home once shared by her family and discovers truths about herself and her family that lead her on a deadly path to fight evil supernatural forces that are intent on opening the Gates of Hell and destroying the world.