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Articles and Columns
I write a column on social media for writers for Words With Jam magazine (print and e) as well as occasionally blogging for them.
Every 16th of the month I blog at Authors Electric group blog
Why it Matters that the Folio Prize is open to self-publishers on the Guardian
When Escapism isn’t What You Need: The Guardian Books Blog lets me talk about why sometimes when you are depressed you don’t always need escapism
Where Not to find Self-published gems: The Guardian Books Blog let me loose again, November 2012
Don’t Look For E-literature in Novels: piece for Guardian Books Blog, September 2012 on alt lit and why novels aren’t the place for writing about the web
Beyond the Valley of the Trolls: I talk about cyber-bullying, the arts and mental health at the fabulous For Books’ Sake
I got to write a piece about the resurgence of Beat Culture for the Spectator Arts Blog and a particular Beat-inspired event also for the Spectator Arts Blog.
I wrote an article about two very different takes on the limits of parental love, We Need to Talk About Beside the Sea for PANK
Overgrounding: on writers’ duty to champion great self-published work, for Self-publishing Advice Blog
I got to talk about my favourite bookstore, The Albion Beatnik, for Forbookssake
Reviews and Interviews:
I have also guest blogged:
On how the meaning of “indie” changed beyond recognition between 2009 & 2011, on Self-publishing Review
On the future of publishing and other literary related topics. You can find a long and much-tweeted about article “The Shape of Publishing to Come” in which I talk about where I see the publishing world in 10 years’ time on www.streamwriting.com
You can also find me talking about “voice” on How Publishing Really Works.
On the importance of writers distinguishing a business plan from a marketing plan, and why I don’t use ISBNs at Self-publishing Review
On why every writer should quit thinking sales and go tell stories to a live audience at Indie Author Rockstars
On the unlikely topic of hard work and bad logic on How Publishing Really Works.
About the real reason why the free content debate matters to writers at Loudpoet.
Why Collectives need a Focus on novelr
On the importance of writers not moaning but getting out and doing something for rileymagnus
About some amazing projects devoted to preserving the world’s cultural heritage on Gumbo Writer
About how to use the Internet to push the form and substance of your fiction and discover new ways of writing, rather than simply promoting old ways, on the Aspiring Mangaka and Writers’ Club
A wonderfully fun writing exercise on 52 Weeks of Wordage
On when self-publishing isn’t a good idea for Patty Jansen’s great blog Beyond Infinity
Sometimes people are kind enough to write things about my books or my gigs
Roz Morris allowed me to talk about the role music plays in my writing
Hersilia Press asked me all kinds of fabulous questions about writing, wine & food
India Drummond let me talk about why I leapt from literary fiction to paranormal romance
Nicola Morgan leant me a soapbox to rant about how it sucks that looks matter for new writers
Bestsellers Allan Guthrie and Jake Barton were kind enough to talk to me about writing thrillers
Discounderworld wrote about Year Zero, self-publishing, and me
ergofiction let me explain why at Year Zero we don’t write books
On Rileymagnus I got to write about the importance of getting out and doing something
Interview about Year Zero with Dan Holloway on Emprise Review literary mag
Mari Randomities interviewed me about eight cuts gallery press
Writers’ Digest let me let loose about art and literature
Authonomy interviewed me about the eight cuts gallery press