So finally after 7 months of writing, editing, proof reading, more editing and having other people proof read it – my book will be ready as a paperback on Amazon (from Createspace print-on-demand) in 2-3 days time. And you’ve guessed it – I’m excited. It’s available;e for pre-order from Amazon Kindle. This is my first adult… Continue reading EXCITED!
Well, today The Amphiblets video passed the test with the pupils in my class. “It’s brilliant, Miss, but it’s a bit scary.” “Oh, sorry kids.” “No, we like it that way!” Good, because I love a bit of darkness in a novel as its makes the good shine more brightly. The videos were created on… Continue reading Video Number 2 & 3
After The Amphiblets ebook was finally released, I was wondering how I could reach a wider audience. So last night I created a short video to share with others to introduce the book. It took many attempts and countless errors to edit it, but I got there in the end. If you have the time, would you… Continue reading The Amphiblets – making a video
Yesterday I painted a front cover for my book and apart from the odd touch-up to be done here and there, I’m pretty pleased with it. Next I’ll be adding text but I won’t reveal the finished piece until I’ve written the book, which will take a while as I’m only a quarter of a way through… Continue reading Completed Painting
Having spent a fortune having professionals design book covers for my first trilogy, (15 years ago before the time of free stock images) I’ve decided to paint the cover for the book I am currently writing as it’s pretty hard to find an elf and a dragon without having to pay a small fortune. I’m adapting and copying… Continue reading Designing a Book Cover
I’ve never written a fantasy novel before, but I simply loved reading The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia as a child, so I guess it was only a matter of time before I took the plunge. (This includes reading and watching Lord of the Rings too, over and over again). Entering another world where… Continue reading Elves and Dragons
Yesterday, I was a little disappointed in how little I had written over the past few days and it doesn’t help with being exhausted after a day working as a teacher and doing 9+ hours a day. Anyway, I’m also not one to dwell on a problem without being able to sort it out. So last… Continue reading Creating Conflict