Indie Books

Indie Books – They’re awesome.

Over the past year, I have read many books written by Independent Authors.  It's my way of giving back to the writing community on Twitter that, on a daily basis, inspires me and cheers me on. This blog post is a recap of this journey of discovery. What is an independent author, anyway? According to… Continue reading Indie Books – They’re awesome.

Published

A Young Man’s Game – The Reviews

I've been very lucky to receive some excellent reviews for my novel A Young Man's Game. I thought I'd share them with you. Literaturelove.uk - https://literaturelove.uk/2018/08/01/a-young-mans-game-by-paul-blake/ 'This third-person narrative has it all: action, suspense, even romance. And just when you think it’s all over… WHAM! .. another twist in the tale where events of the… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game – The Reviews

Published, Writing

Paul Blake Interviewed

There is more information than you could ever want to know to about me in these two interviews. https://www.rebeccayelland.com/blog/author-interview-with-paul-blake In this interview with Rebecca Yelland, I discuss my writing career, how writing affects my family, and other very interesting matters. https://www.mochapman.com/paul-blake-young-mans-game In this interview with Mike Chapman, I discuss A Young Man's Game, my research… Continue reading Paul Blake Interviewed

Published, Writing

The Evolution of a Book Cover

I thought my readers would be interested in the various covers I designed and rejected before deciding on the final cover for my novel A Young Man's Game. I knew from the beginning I wouldn't be able to afford for someone to design me a cover. As part of the competition I entered, I knew… Continue reading The Evolution of a Book Cover

Merch

A Young Man’s Game Mug and More.

A big thank you to my friends at https://www.facebook.com/YNSPrint/ for this mug. So cool. I love it. I can't wait to use it. You can order yourself one - or they can use any image you want (I'm not sure why you'd want to though - my cover is the best you can get ) on mugs and… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game Mug and More.

Published

A Young Man’s Game – Out Now.

I am pleased to announce my novel A Young Man's Game is now for sale. You can buy it in paperback or ebook formats at Amazon - author.to/PaulBlakeAmazon  I hope you enjoy the story, and as with my short stories, I would love to hear what you think of it and read your reviews on Amazon… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game – Out Now.

Writing

Choosing the Right Name for Your Story

Via http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/titles.shtml This is a really good article about choosing the right title for your stories. It is from the excellent writers' resource - Writing World.com. I found this very useful when thinking about a title for my upcoming novel A Young Man's Game. I hope you find it just as useful. Choosing the Right Name for… Continue reading Choosing the Right Name for Your Story

World Book Day

World Book Day

While writing my book I had one eye on the end goal - getting people to read it. I read countless articles and tweets about the problem. My book is going to be semi-self-published. I was lucky enough to see a competition being run by my local Council through their libraries, you submit an opening… Continue reading World Book Day

Writing

Conflict

Via https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2009/03/on-conflict I found this article by Nathan Bransford about Conflict in writing really useful when planning my novel. I planned the chapters around the conflicts the character would have, and when writing the story I kept in mind the ethos of this piece. Nathan's book How to Write a Novel is a great resource that… Continue reading Conflict

Writing

Five Rules for Writing Thrillers

Via http://davidmorrell.net/on-writing/writing-advice/ I have submitted the completed manuscript of my novel: A Young Man's Game and I thought I'd share an article by the amazing David Morrell (One of my favourite writers) that really helped me in the initial planning stages. If you're going to write a thriller novel you should really learn from the best.… Continue reading Five Rules for Writing Thrillers