Trappings of Memory now free

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The Trappings of Memory (industrial/dark urban fantasy) is now available on Amazon, but is FREE via my website if you sign up to my newsletter. As I’ve built the website myself, set up the Mailchimp integration, written the book and jimmied the whole thing together there’s a reasonable chance it won’t work quite as expected.

So if you feel like trying it out, that would brilliant! I’d love to know if you can get the book and if so how easy it was.

Please click here if you feel like giving it a try!

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Forcing Yourself to Write: Results

In March I set out a challenge for myself – to produce a short story 1000 words at a time, and upload the sections each day as a way of forcing myself to produce something consistently. And it sort of worked!

Alright, so I didn’t finish the story, but I got far enough through that the general shape of it was visible. In fact, apart from the ending, it was basically done, so that’s a success of sorts. I’ve now decided to enlarge the story into a proper novella, which I’ll be giving away for free when it’s done

There was another benefit too! Not only does publishing each day’s writing keep me somewhat more productive than I would otherwise have been, it also last month gave the readers of this blog a little story to read along with. Take a look!

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Admittedly my blog is hardly setting the world on fire even at its most “popular”, but equally I know I won’t have to point out to you where it was I stopped uploading each day. The fact remains that while I was uploading this blog enjoyed its greatest popularity so far. Since then, um, not so much…

Having looked back over what I wrote last month, I’ve think the story needs to be a little longer in order to iron out some pacing issues, so I’m going to resume uploading one chapter at a time for your enjoyment, and hopefully see some more progress!

Are you a deadline writer? How do you approach the mechanical task of sitting down and producing something?

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