Tag Archives: author



Amping the action 0

It’s really easy to write a boring thriller. (That’s why “Show, don’t tell” is any editor’s most-used advice.) And I suffer from it as much as anyone. Just 200,000 words into my fiction sideline – it takes a million to get good at it – I’m still brutally ripping apart most paragraphs to put in action instead [...]

When Rayner's in a desert, rattlers tend to be the least of his problems.


Who the competition really is 0

There are over 200,000 independent authors on the Kindle store. Most of them writing the same stuff you write: romances, thrillers, sci-fi, self-help, memoirs. That’s a lot of competition for a book-buying audience that, even in the educated West, rarely exceeds 10% of the population. (if you exclude celebrity cookbooks at Christmas.) Add to that [...]