Friday, 8 May 2015

Writing - Editing and Marketing

The tedium of going over stuff already completed knows no bounds!

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Editing is a funny old job in that the person editing shouldn't really be the original writer. Such things as muscle memory and scatoma tend to blind the writer to mistakes he/she may have made. However, if you are in the same financial boat as me then you have to edit it at least once then, as a very lucky man I have two friends who will take the book away and scribble all over it. Then, of course, there is a bit of re-writing before unleashing the book on the unsuspecting public.

Finally, it is dream time! The time when you launch the book, publicise it to previous readers and broadcast on the internet and elsewhere. That leads to thoughts of how to spend the huge amounts of royalties that come barrelling through the letterbox. 

Below is 'stuff' I've written previously!

My 10 books as of December 2014

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.

God Bless