Seven of my best and worst choices as a self published author.

Time has flown by! I reached an important milestone in my writing career recently. It’s been 6 months since I published my first eBook! So in light of this auspicious occasion, I thought I’d look back at some of the best and worst choices I’ve made as a self-published author so far. Best: Getting out there and publishing my work. I still remember the first time […]

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A Dozen Small Changes Part II: A Valuable Lesson.

Updates, updates, updates. I’ve been hard at work enacting changes to my Inspector Ambrose stories these past few days – and the challenge hasn’t lessened as I’ve moved through the process. The main difficulty I’m facing is around pacing, as I have to add in more information and backstory to make the three stories work as one complete series without slowing them down too much. I’ve […]

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A Dozen Small Changes: Editing The Inpector Ambrose Mysteries.

Lots of small improvements are afoot! Following on from the recent arrival of my Manuscript Assessment, I’ve moved into full revision and editing mode for The Inspector Ambrose Mysteries. The story that will be getting the most attention will be Mrs Milliard’s Mech, which is the shortest of the three mysteries by far. The main narrative will remain the same, but there are parts of […]

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The Manuscript Assessment Strikes Back.

Today was the big day! My writing assessment from Writers Victoria has come in, and I’m really happy with the result. I was really nervous putting my work in to be assessed, because it’s a challenging thing to put your work out there specifically with the question “Is this actually any good?” I broke down my request for feedback into three areas: The overall flow […]

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A New Short Story: The Sparrow & The Falcon.

It’s been a busy summer! I’ve been dropping in on Reddit to write some flash fiction, and working on the next book in the Inspector Ambrose series. As of this week, I’ve also begun writing another short story based around two new characters: The Sparrow and The Falcon. This story will give a third perspective to the Empire, adding to the perspectives of Inspector Ambrose and […]

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