Thursday, 26 July 2018
It's been three months since publication and so I thought I would give you all an update on how Breaking The Foals is doing. First of all, it would be greatly appreciated if those of you who've had a chance to read it could leave a quick review on Amazon here. At the time of writing, I have six reviews up there (all five stars, which is encouraging) all from people I've never even met! Reviews are…
The Campaign Trail #3
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
So, here I am back with a fresh update on how things go with spreading the word about Breaking the Foals. Truth be told, it's been a little slow of late as I've been primarily busy with work and also the structural edit for the novel. However, there is still some news to report.
Firstly, I'm going to attend the first ever Croydon Literary Festival on Saturday 9th September where Unbound's own Scott…
Making the Foals #2
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Research. It is a word that conjures very different ideas depending on who you are and what you do. When I think of it my mind is cast back to my time at university and spending hours upon hours in the British Library trawling through musky tomes and daring not to cough, lest a librarian slap me in the face. However, research for Breaking the Foals was an entirely different affair, and I thought I…
100 is a Magic Number
Friday, 9 June 2017
On Wednesday 7th June 2017, we got our 52nd backer and are now 100% funded. Naturally, I am absolutely delighted and will offer many a fine goat in sacrifice to the sun god for shining upon me.
I sent a notification email to Kwaku, Junior Editor at Unbound, who has been with me every step of the way. Email content was as follows:
Above: my composed announcement to Kwaku through the medium…
The Campaign Trail #2
Thursday, 1 June 2017
Hello once again and thank you for joining me on the next step of 'The Campaign Trail'. So, what's been 'appening? Well, as I described in #1, my social media reach is fairly limited so I have made an attempt to remedy that.
I've never been a fan of Twitter. I know that it's popular with a lot of people and can be a zippy little tool for sharing information, news, spats between minor celebrities…
Making the Foals #1
Monday, 22 May 2017
So begins the first in a series of posts about how my novel went from idea to completed manuscript.
Today, I'd like to focus on the very important question: what sets Breaking the Foals apart from other novels about the myth of Troy? After all, we're not exactly short of literature on the story, are we now? You would therefore be completely justified in thinking that anything new written on Troy…
The Campaign Trail #1
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
So, here I am with my first update specifically about how I'm spreading the word of my novel! Now, I came into all of this with no real social media presence. I get that it's kind of important these days to be a digital uberlord with tentacles writhing acrossTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. but I've never been a big fan of it and, hell, I simply don't have the time to 'retweet' this or 'like' that…
If You Liked... ...You May Like Breaking the Foals
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Apologies for the delay - I've experienced some technical difficulties but fortunately everything is well once more!
In this update I thought I would take the opportunity to discuss some of my literary influences and how they have impacted my writing of Breaking the Foals.
I think literature first came properly to life for me back when I was studying for my GCSEs. I remember being so-so about…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Blimey. This has all happened rather quickly.
On Monday 24th April, I launched my novel, Breaking the Foals, on Unbound and I’m delighted to welcome you here to my page, whether you’ve been snared by a cursory search or because you’ve thought, ‘Ooo! Ooo! Troy! Greek myth!’.
It seems that as I’m inviting pledges to my project I should also make some pledges to you as my potential audience. So…