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Writing Tip: Siri Read-Through

Writing Tip: Siri Read-Through

One of the steps in my editing process is letting Siri read my manuscript to me. By hearing the text, I catch things that I can no longer see in the words. Normally, the way I do this is to listen to it on my phone. If I find something that needs changing, I’ll...
Writing Tip: Math is Your Friend

Writing Tip: Math is Your Friend

My writing motto is Just Write the Next Sentence. And I’m a write-every-day kind of writer. I track my words, and can tell you how many I wrote on any given day since April 2016. I’ve learned that when it comes to writing, math is your friend. If you write...
The Light Bearer is Live!

The Light Bearer is Live!

I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that the third book in the Western Lands and All That Really Matters series, The Light Bearer, has just been released. Details about the book are below. It’s available on Amazon and is in Kindle Unlimited. It’s...

Bedside Table: August 4, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I’m not the world’s biggest Gaiman fan, but I like a lot of what he does (Good Omens withTerry Pratchett, The Ocean at the End of the Lane). So I’m giving this, one of his most popular, a...
The Light Bearer is Live!

Cover Reveal: The Light Bearer

Hello fellow human! I love doing cover reveals, in part because that means a book’s getting close to release. Without further do, I give you the cover for The Light Bearer, book three in the Western Lands and All That Really Matters series. Ta da! Pretty cool, I...

Bedside Table: July 17, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I picked this one up because I saw it on a Bookbub list of favourite audio books. It’s a retelling of Cinderella with the title character a cyborg mechanic. I’ve only just started, so not much to...

Video: How Art Arrived at Jackson Polladk

My brother Franklin is a fine arts artist, but even so art isn’t something I know a huge amount about. So I enjoy this sort of survey video that helps put art in context and shows how things went from X to Y. In this case, Nerdwriter goes from Manet to Pollock....

Bedside Table: July 7, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. I read this years ago, and it is often cited by people as one of their favourite Pratchett books, so I thought I’d give it a go again. Last book finished: Becoming by Michelle Obama. I think...