Category Archives: John’s blog

The Iliad: a review

I do not usually post my book reviews on my blog, though Goodreads does have a link to past reviews (right-hand column). As I’ve run out of things to blog about, at least for the present, I figure I’ll start … Continue reading

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Learn Something New Every Day

In the last year, I have learned a lot about myself as a writer. Probably the most unexpected lesson: I enjoy writing educational nonfiction. I’ve written 12 courses now on the platform Highbrow (click here to see all my courses). … Continue reading

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A Thousand Roads is OUT!

For those of you not on my newsletter, this is the BIG DAY. After 7 years of work, A Thousand Roads is OUT. No need to repeat myself, so I’ll link you to the newsletter. Sign up if you want … Continue reading

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Don’t write for the market, write for the heart

I recently read several writing articles that had tried and tested advice from those writers who have been fortunate to make a living on their craft. You’ve probably heard it too: Write for the market. Figure out what readers want … Continue reading

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Why bother reading?

If you’re reading this, then I’ll ask you right now: Why? Why bother reading at all? Why are you taking time out of your day to open this up and read these words by some guy? If you’re still reading, … Continue reading

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Reclaiming my blog

It’s 12:10pm. Here I am, writing a blog post, in my pyjamas. Exactly how it should be. No plans, I won’t even read this for typos (okay, maybe once, or…twice). It’s been a few weeks since I wrote my last … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2019! A new year, a new take on blogging

It’s a new year, and with that comes new opportunities. To start, I’m going to change how I blog. Over the holidays, I was inspired by fellow fantasy author Bruce Blake. (Check out his blog here.) I’ve been following Bruce’s … Continue reading

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