It’s my birthday today. For a lot of writers (or at least a lot of the writers I know), birthdays are a time when you take a look at what you’ve achieved so far in your writing career and what you’ve got coming up. It can be a bit of a maudlin affair in some instances. […]
Today the first scenes from my first ever feature film will be shot. Today it feels official – I am a screen writer.
Actually, I’ve been there before. Today, I’m a feature film screen writer.
Big. Boy. Pants.
Horror Story Collection #1, will be free on Amazon Kindle from March 10th to March 11th. I’m experimenting with both boosted Facebook posts and Amazon’s own marketing platform to help push the book up the Amazon charts and hopefully pick up some positive reviews. I have a respectable 4 stars, but would love to pick […]
Last year (2016) I ran a two day writing challenge called “IronWriter” to raise money for Autumn Star. I spent two days writing random short stories (OK, some very short) and asking people to put money in a jar to take them away with them. Think of it like “story busking” … or something. I raised a […]
The received wisdom in self-publishing circles is that the best way to build your eBook sales is to build your “platform”. In other words, you need to market yourself. You need to create your brand. Having a brand means that people know what to expect and so, if they like your stuff, they feel safe in buying […]
The Sunday of any two-day weekend convention is always quieter than the Saturday; some people go home and the crowd you do get on a Sunday contains a lot of people who were there on Saturday. From a hard-nosed “selling comics off my stall” perspective, that often means Sunday can be a bit of a […]
Day One of Comic Con Cymru, and #ironwriter, are behind me. Before I deliver the obligatory “con report”, I want to say a huge thanks to everyone who donated to http://www.autumnstar.co.uk today, either at the convention or online. People who bought stories were far more generous than I thought they would be and together with the online […]
Following on from my successful collaboration with Terry Cooper on The Black Room, I have signed to work with Terry yet again as co-writer for the OffWorld screenplay. OffWorld is a science fiction feature film being made in Wales that has already had a successful crowd-funding campaign, raising more than double its target in just 15 […]
Hello Everyone. I’ve hinted at #ironwriter a few times here, on Facebook, and on Twitter, but we’re finally ready to explain what this challenge is all about and what it’s in aid of. It’s this – http://www.autumnstar.co.uk/ Autumn Star is a charity very, very close to my heart and whilst I’m not the kind of […]