Category Archives: John’s blog

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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A Thousand Roads is out!

This is my official book release blog post! That’s right, after 6 years of work and 7 drafts, A Thousand Roads is now available for readers. You can find it on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. Please go buy … Continue reading

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How I read as a writer — an easy-to-follow template

If you’re a writer, then most likely you’ll want to develop a reading curriculum. “Read a lot” is good advice, but what exactly should we be reading? Here’s a break-down of the curriculum I’ve developed (and keep developing). My method … Continue reading

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