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.
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
There is more information than you could ever want to know about me in these three 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 trip… Continue reading Paul Blake Interviewed
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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