Announcing the publication of my new book, Writing Fiction – What I Wish I’d Known When I Started. I’ve been pounding away at this game for over ten years, now, like the rest of the world.

Everyone will tell you, even editors, if they have time to couch a rejection in a soothing salve, will try to comfort you with, “If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.” Newsflash! Everybody IS doing it. My theory is that of the 9 billion population on Planet Earth, 8 billion of them are writing fiction.

However, that’s no reason to stop. If you have the urge, do it, but you need the right attitude, a mental and emotional resilience, and the desire to write for its own sake. If you find the going tough, my book might help you. I’ve picked the best of the knowledge and techniques I’ve collected along the way, and I’m inspired by some great mentors. I hope this distilled information will help you too. If I’d had this book when I started writing fiction, it would have saved me countless wasted hours and words.

My non-fiction book Writing Fiction is available on Amazon Kindle, and in KindleUnlimited, which means it’s free to subscribers. Watch out for promo offers too, and for a CreateSpace edition.

I’d like to invite book reviewers. I don’t want to go down the “paid reviews” route because that gets you into the whole valid review swamp and I want to avoid that. It’s more hassle than it’s worth. However, if you are a fiction writer, or book reviewer and you are willing to post up an impartial review, email me at ffr6464[at]gmail.com and I’ll send you an access code.

Here’s the link. It goes to Amazon.com because my readership is mostly in the US, but you’ll also find it on Amazon.co.uk and other Amazon sites. Happy reading, and equally, happy writing!