30. March 2018
I have been busy during the week re-designing all my book covers, and I realized that I had been doing it wrong all along. I had been struggling with cover design for a while and the amount of tutorials that are available on the subject is mind blowing, with every one trying to convince you that their way is the best way. That might be true for them, but for the rest of us, it just takes something that should be relatively simple and complicates it to the point that one tutorial ran into over...
16. March 2018
When you hear people say that you learn something new everyday, they're not lying. Over the past few months I have learned so much such as setting up and hosting a weekly podcast which is something I thought I would never do even in my wildest dreams, I learned to design my own book covers and marketing materials using the GIMP program and so much more. I've now set myself a new challenge to master Adobe Illustrator which is quite a complex program but the amount of features it has really makes...
26. February 2018
When I decided to become a writer, I had no idea of the difficulties that lay ahead. I have over come most of them and learned a lot of new skills along the way like cover design, typesetting, editing and so on but the one thing I haven't the hang of is the marketing aspect and for one simple reason. Marketing is just plain boring and even reading a book on the subject makes me want to vomit. I know it is a very important aspect of being and indie author but when the subject matter is so...
11. February 2018
It's been a busy few weeks for me lately. I am up the walls between writing, exercising, martial arts training and social media I haven't had time to blink. I'm not complaining however as I enjoy keeping myself busy and active, but I will have to pace myself more before I burn myself out, so I am going to have create a time table, something I have not done in years but I have to reign myself in and allocate time blocks to my hobbies and interests. Although I am having fun getting back in shape...
21. January 2018
We are into 2018 and as usual I have new goals and challenges set for the year. But my first and foremost priority it getting myself back in shape. Once upon a time I was a heavy smoker and used to smoke nearly 60 a day which is madness but thankfully this is my fifth year being smoke free and it was not an easy battle to win but beat my addiction I did. Now I've decided to get back in shape and even began cycling every day after purchasing a new road bike, and I am hoping to be taking part in...
28. December 2017
For the past week I have been busy editing the first two books of the Awesome four series using editing software called pro writing aid. My god I was dumbfounded by the amount of errors I had over looked even after having it edited by someone else. Well to cut a long story short both books are now reading great and finally I can say I'm proud to have written them. Editing is very time consuming and for volume one alone I gave it three passes first with pro writing aid, then two full read...
24. November 2017
What a busy few weeks I've had, I've barely had time to catch my breath between writing and podcasting. Well I thought it was time for a quick post just to update you on the release date for the last Awesome Four book which is coming along very well and with all going to plan should be ready for editing and publication within the next three weeks, and as for the podcast I am having so much fun recording them it's unreal, you can listen to it here on the site or here at Evil Fm I grew up on...
07. November 2017
Finally have the podcast recorded and ready to go. I will be uploading the first episode of Evil Fm tomorrow evening 08-11-17 and man have I got some real metal classics lined up. As soon as its up and running I will be posting links on my Face book and Twitter pages where you can download and listen anytime you like.
06. November 2017
I haven't been this busy in a long time. Been busy recording and editing my first podcast for lovers of rock and metal called Evil Fm, it all went great until I realized half way through that my mic wasn't turned up enough and my voice sounds very low by the time i was finished editing it was too late to do anything about it so I have to grin and bear it but it's a lesson learned. Over all it sounds great and at the end of the day its about the music and not what my voice sounds like :-) but...
22. October 2017
Its been a busy week, between writing and purchasing the equipment to start my new podcast and start producing audio books but the only set back is waiting for the stuff to be delivered as it is coming from over seas with a postal service that is excruciatingly slow, but apart from that its all systems go. When you research pod casting on the internet, you would be amazed at some of the prices the equipment costs it can range from a few hundred Dollars to over a thousand which is ridiculous....

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