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Stuff this week

Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men novellaThe new digital and audio novella has now been published!!!!!

Of Gods and Men is a prequel to the entire series so far, it is set before the events of Battlemage, so if you’re brand new you can read it as an intro to my style of writing and the whole world. If you’re an existing reader then it gives more info on a favourite character that people often ask me about, Vargus, and it has easter eggs that feed into the second trilogy. It’s available on Amazon UK, and Amazon US, with links from there to the audio Audible version.

Reddit Fantasy AMA

REDDIT LOGOI’m doing an AMA tomorrow on Thursday 7th February. What’s an AMA? Well, it’s an Ask Me Anything thread where fantasy fans can log on and ask any question they like about the books, characters, my writing technique, publishing, my hobbies, computer games, my favourite cheese, pretty much anything really. For about 24 hours I will periodically log on and answer all questions on there.

Reddit is free to join and free to use if you’re not already on there. And the Fantasy section is where fans, and many authors, gather to geek out about all things fantasy related, be it books, TV, films, games or whatever.

 

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Reddit AMA

On Thursday next week, 10th December, I’m doing a Reddit AMA on reddit/fantasy.

This is my first one of these and I’m fairly new to Reddit in general. I dabbled on there a while ago, but recently in the last year I’ve been dipping in and out. I tend to post occasionally in some of my favourite subs, like Fantasy or Dresden files,  but most of the time I tend to lurk and read. I’ve found that with the exception of Twitter, I tend to do this more. Watch and listen. Maybe it’s the writer in me, or maybe I’m just not as open as some people.

I share with my friends and family, but they hear about my writing, characters and process all the time anyway. To be honest, they’ve been hearing about it all for years already so they’re not too interested in the deep nitty gritty.

So, if you want to know about how I got published, how I found an agent, anything about the publishing world that I’ve discovered, then I will do my best to share it. However, all of this will be from the perspective of someone who has been published for less than a year. So it is all still relatively new to me as well. Also my route to getting an agent and then getting published is likely to be similar to, but not identical to, other people. So I will share what information I have about that, but also the lessons learned from the many years of work and rejected novels I wrote before Battlemage.

Equally if you want to know about character, plot, world-building and so on, I can talk to you about how I do it, what works for me and what doesn’t, but again it is all from my point of view. You will have to find your own path.

However it is an AMA, so if you just want to know about my favourite cheese or flavour of crisps I can share that as well. So this time I’m not going to be able to sit back and lurk in the shadows. Watch for me in the spotlight this Thursday evening (UK time) into Friday morning.

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