Writers: Westworld and “nothing is original”

One piece of advice for authors that gets bandied around a great deal is “nothing is original”. As a writer, your ideas are an expression of your own creativity, but they’re influenced heavily by your experiences and worldview, and you shouldn’t shy away from this – you should embrace it. Here’s a recent example – […]

What you need to know about Book Trailers. [Part 2 of 2]

A little while ago, I created a trailer for my book, The Scissors and the Sword. Many authors create book trailers or pay companies/individuals to create them, and it was one of the last promotional methods that I had yet to explore. I’ve since been asked about how I made it. Additionally, most authors don’t […]

What you need to know about Book Trailers. [Part 1 of 2]

A little while ago, I created a trailer for my book, The Scissors and the Sword. Many authors create book trailers or pay companies/individuals to create them, and it was one of the last promotional methods that I had yet to explore. I’ve since been asked about how I made it. Additionally, most authors don’t […]

Resumed World-Building on my new 2016 Project today…

…and so far it’s going well. It’s actually resuming something that I penciled in before I wrote The Scissors and the Sword, but decided it was maybe a bit ambitious for my first book, and shelved it for later use. Personally I’ve always enjoyed world-building. I know some writers find it dull; maybe it’s the […]