MT McGuire Books

Real Life is underrated. Using mundane events to fuel your writing mojo.

I’m not here this week, so by the wonders of technology, I am going to post to my blog and give a talk at the same time. So without more ado, here’s a piece outlining my theories about pimping your world to add realism to your writing. _______________________________________________ Pimp your world! Real life can feel like an unwelcome […]

March 24, 2018

Toboggan update, a war story and McMini versus Alexa.

It’s been a busy week this week. McMini is due to go on a school trip which involves two nights away. I have therefore been spending most of the week with a list of required clothing working out which items we have and buying the ones we don’t have. Pretty much all of them. In order to try and […]

March 17, 2018

Look at my huge pussy! #IWD2018 #womenwriters #internationalwomensday #seewomenwrite

Lovely reduced books for World Women’s Day and Read and Ebook Week

March 10, 2018

Sleigh that again?

On sledging/tobogganing.

March 4, 2018

How not to live number 12: Drains, mailings and finance #IFuckedThisUpSoYouDontHaveTo

Yep there’s a match made in heaven and here’s another how‐not‐to post from the queen of fuck ups at Spigot Towers. Today’s topics are Drain Rodding, financial prudence and how to alienate just under five thousand potential new members of your mailing list in one fell swoop. Mmmm… bet you can’t wait. OK on we go. […]

February 24, 2018

Round up!

Today through the magic of science I am speaking to you from the past. Yes, once again, as it’s half term, I’m actually typing this up about a week before it will be published. You remember a while back in this post, I was glossing over the miserable hash I’d made of achieving … well, anything much career‐wise in […]

February 17, 2018

The Pool‐eyed Lady

A light one this week, a quick extract from one of my Non fiction things, Setting Tripwires for Granny and other Tall Family Tales. I hope you enjoy it. The Pool‐eyed Lady Every family has its ghost story and it seems mine is no exception. Indeed, just to be enthusiastic we have two but they are about […]

February 10, 2018

What do you see when you look at me?

You see a bad mother. Church, if you want to do it, can be a bit of a conundrum with small people. McMini being a bit older now and more susceptible to boredom, it is not so easy to persuade him to come to the Sunday service. Furthermore, when he does, it’s probably no longer appropriate for a young gentleman […]

February 3, 2018

Calm in a crisis; elementary burglary for dunderheads …

One of the strange things people tell me often is that I am calm in a crisis. Positively the ice woman, apparently, in my capacity for quick thinking action. Want to know a secret about that? It’s bollocks. Well not wholly bollocks but mostly. Amazingly, I am actually extremely cool‐headed in a crisis, I can make calm decisions in the heat […]

January 27, 2018

New M T McGuire release … sort of and Kobo Sale

Talking about books this week! Well, this is an author blog I have to interrupt the cat and dementia stories sometimes. Christmas Lites VII is out! Woot! Yes! I have a new release out. It’s an anthology of fantastic short stories with one dodgy one from me to lower the tone. Phnark. Christmas Lites is a charity anthology to […]

January 20, 2018