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How To Use Pop Culture In Your Alternate Histories

  What if the Axis Powers had won the Second World War?  What if the Confederates had won the American Civil War?  What if Napoleon had won the Battle of Waterloo?  Or what if the Roman Empire was still intact? The majority of alternate histories focus on […]

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Icarus Played a Fender Stratocaster

  Icarus Played a Fender Stratocaster   I walked into my uncle’s room.  This was two years before he died of a heroin overdose. Usually his door was locked but that day it had been left ajar. Inside, he was lying face up on the bed.  The […]

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L-2011 (Sample) – Chester George vs Parliament

  Below is a sample chapter from L-2011 (Future of London Series #1)   Transcript of a video uploaded to YouTube.com (posted on 11th August 2011) Chester George is wearing the same black skull hoodie as before, zipped up over his face, with the luminous skull design […]

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Write Fast, Write Lots: Why Quantity Leads To Quality

  The best piece of marketing advice for authors (in my humble opinion) is to write another book.  The second best piece of marketing advice is to write another book.  Yep, so keep writing, you get where it’s going.  It’s that simple and that hard.  You have […]

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The London Riots: The Making of L-2011

  If you’re a fan of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, then you’ll know there’s no shortage of possibilities as to how civilisation might one day pull the trigger on itself. Nuclear disaster, plague, war, freak weather, something big from outer space crashing into Earth – and if […]

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L-2011: The Blurb

The Revolution Will Be Televised, Retweeted And Liked. August 2011. The London riots – coordinated by technology and social media – have brought the city to its knees. Historic buildings have been burned to the ground. Shops are looted, businesses and homes destroyed at random. The politicians […]

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Jesus Was A Punk/A Lament For Original Thinkers/And Other Non-SEO Friendly Titles

  When punk rock exploded onto the music scene in the mid-seventies, anybody could smash out three chords and call themselves a band. How cool is that? The Ramones and The Sex Pistols turned the musical establishment upside down, flushing its fat, bloated, overindulgent head down the […]

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How To Convert More Website Visitors Using Remarketing

  As we all know by now, being an indie author is about more than just writing books.  It’s about selling them too.  And something else we’re finding out is that marketing is way more than just popping up on social media now and then and screaming […]

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13 Must Know Tips For A Successful Business Page

  Further to the ‘Ten Facebook Advertising Tips For Writers‘ post that I put up a couple of months back, here’s a handy wee graphic from the folks at both Gherchic and Quill. These days, as well as being an outstanding place to post cat photos, Facebook […]

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Why Indie Authors Should Celebrate Short Fiction

  For emerging indie writers, it’s important to produce work on a consistent basis.  If you want to build a following and generate some kind of income from your writing, you need to be consistent and above all else they’ll tell you – write more books.  That’s […]

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