Online advertising is a thorny issue for self-published authors. People throw around anecdotes that run the full gamut from “waste of money” to “massive success” and everything in-between, and there’s very little data to support any specific conclusion.
… after a bit of banter on Twitter. Right now there’s something of a meme going on for posting tier lists (it’s an old meme, but it has come back for some reason). I decided I’d post one about best snacks to eat while writing: Reception to this was interesting – I had expected aContinue reading “So I’ve ended up in a “Writer’s Duel”…”
Just passed the 65k word mark and I’m getting towards the end of the first draft of book 2! I just have to do the finale and the very end segment. It’s been pretty crazy, all told. One thing that I wasn’t prepared for was how different the second book was to write. I haveContinue reading “Nearing the end of Draft 1 of The City and the Dead!”
Just passed my 20k word milestone on The City and the Dead! Going to have to get back in touch with my cover artist soon. It might be helpful to give him the synopsis so he can start to come up with ideas.
On Reviews Reviews are important for authors. However, they are also one of an author’s biggest challenges, because reviews aren’t “for” authors; they exist to inform the consumer at the point-of-sale. This means that authors are supposed to be quite hands-off when it comes to reviews. Then again, it might be easy for J.K.Rowling orContinue reading “Authors: Why you need a review policy”
All spoilers will be BELOW THE CUT – so just stay above the cut if you don’t want to see spoilers about Logan. Below the cut I break down the movie into the 3-act structure and talk about character motivations. There is an important maxim for story-tellers, be they scriptwriters, authors or working in anyContinue reading “Logan – A writer’s review”
For immediate release 11th Feb 2017 Contact: Ethan Fox (Author) http://by-ethan-fox.com Ethan Fox’s 2nd book title revealed as “The City and the Dead” BRIGHTON, UK – After reaching a threshold of activity on social media, Ethan Fox has revealed the title of the 2nd book in his ongoing series will be The City and the Dead.Continue reading “Press Release: Ethan Fox’s 2nd book title revealed as “The City and the Dead””
After a tumultuous few months, I’m now ready to announce that Jessica Cartwright and Hikaru Arashi’s next adventure will be titled The City and the Dead! Two months have passed since the events of The Scissors and the Sword. Jessica Cartwright’s holiday is cut short when she is assigned to a new case; a quarantineContinue reading “Title reveal: Book 2 is now “The City and the Dead!””
Note: This was originally posted to tumblr in August 2016 Had a week to decompress after my first time running a table at a convention, which has given a chance for my thoughts about it to simmer to the surface. Overall, things went very well. Not all smooth sailing, but I was able to getContinue reading “How to survive your first expo as an indie author!”
Hi everyone! Last-minute announcement as it has been arranged quite quickly, but Ethan Fox is going to be at the Brighton Craft Fair, tomorrow, 25th of November 2016! I’ll be selling signed copies of The Scissors and the Sword, as well as having gift-wrapped copies people can buy as Christmas gifts. Of course, there’s alsoContinue reading “Ethan Fox will be at Brighton Craft Fair! [Saturday 25th Nov 2016]”