Monthly Archives: April 2013

A bit of weekend fun

TAKING CARE OF YOUR PET AUTHOR

 

If you have been lucky enough to acquire an author as a pet then here are a few simple things you should know for the care of these rare and wonderful creatures.

 

1: Your pet author comes to you complete, although there are a few accessories you may need to buy later. These may include such things as: pens, ink, paper, and books, etc. Do not skimp on these, as your pet author may pine without them.

 

2: Always remember that your pet author will need space to do things. This space may become cluttered. Whatever you do, do not attempt to tidy this area as your pet author will become confused and possibly angry.

 

3: Most pet authors are already house trained by the time you receive them; however some might need reminding about toilet issues and in some cases may need help. Again do not skimp on this, as your pet author will not like his personal space smelling badly.

 

4: Feed your pet author often (at least three times a day) and supply copious amounts of coffee and, or, wine. And remember to check for toilet issues ( see rule 3 )

 

5: You may find your pet author pacing up and down making strange sounds. Please do not worry as this is normal behavior when they are in the “creation” cycle of their life. This may happen more than once, so again do not worry.

 

6: There may come a time when your pet author will start running around, flapping its arms about and yelling incoherently about dragons etc. This is a time when you need to pamper your pet author, as it has just had what is known as an “inspirational” moment. So be happy for your pet author and make it food (remembering again to check on rule 3 afterwards).

 

7: It is important to take your pet author for walks occasionally. It may not want to go, but be firm, as the fresh air will do it good, and it may even obtain an “inspirational” moment whilst outside.

 

8: Your pet author may forget where things are outside its personal space. This is normal, and you must be patient and point out places of interest, such as; the kitchen, or where its bed is.

 

9: Grooming your pet author is important as they usually don’t have time to do it for themselves, or they may forget. This can be done whilst your pet author is in “relaxing” mode ( DO NOT attempt this whilst it is in “creation” mode! ).

 

10: Lastly, your pet author will be a loyal companion and you will have many long and happy years watching it grow and develop. So make sure you stick to these few simple rules, and enjoy your time with your pet author.

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Frustrating things

Probably the most frustrating thing about being a fantasy author is the fact that as I work on my current book, there are many thoughts running through my mind. These thoughts and concepts rapidly become ideas for new books. But I can only work on one book at a time, and as the new ideas grow and expand I soon become frustrated and want to begin work on them.

But the Chronicles must take precidence, and so I find myself sitting beside a large pile of unused notes. perhaps one day I will find the time to work on these new ideas.

Happy reading everyone

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Weekend reading

Why not click on the links and visit the Amazon sites, where you can download a pair of good books for the weekend. An adventure quest with gentle humour can never go wrong

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The other books

Of course, as i delve into the plot for the fourth book, we must not forget the others. Book one “A Sword for Hire” is out on lindle, nook, and many other platforms, and is also available on Amazon in paperback format.
Book two of the Silent Blade Chronicles, “The Tomb of Sharakir” is also available to download, and will also soon be available in paperback too

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April 26, 2013 · 2:55 pm

And back to the writing

Having completed the groundwork on my fourth book I can now settle down to some serious writing. But this book holds a new departure for me, in the form of science fiction.

Mixing futiristic science fiction with pure traditional fantasy is going to be quite a task, but i am confident the main story will benefit from it

Happy reading everyone

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Grab a bargain – grab a great read!

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Good news

Good news for my fellow writers and myself, not to mention the Silent Blade Chronicles. My publishers, Ecanus Publishing have just announced they’re expanding their horizons and are going to be selling their printed books in Australia, Germany and Brazil.  this is another great step for us all.

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