MT McGuire Books


My e‐short is now available on Barnes & Noble — I wondered why the Smashwords stats were going up! If you want to see the listing it’s here the cover picture hasn’t loaded yet, unfortunately, but at least the description’s there… I appreciate that most of you have read it already but… if you like it and […]

February 13, 2010

Plot plotting.

Found a handy way of doing this which I’ll share, in case it helps somebody — even though it was a bit of a how‐could‐I‐be‐so‐thick moment. I have a story where the POV changes.  Mostly it stays with the main protagonist but there are points where it rests with others.  I couldn’t get the two timelines of ‘hero’ and ‘everyone […]

February 12, 2010

Illuminating article…

I found this on — very good site, by the way.  Spool down the page for the ‘collated answers to our standard interview questions’ section.  It’s very interesting… and a bit of an eye opener! And… oh blimey I’ve stuffed up my Snow Books submission.

February 9, 2010

A bit of a breakthrough…

Yes, I’ve finally found a way to sum up the first book, as opposed to the trilogy, in a sentence.  Actually, it’s three sentences but that’s a lot better than a whole page of tripe! Here it is… Your existence is treason, your family are dead, it’s illegal to employ you and then you wake with eyes in the […]

February 8, 2010

Writing Competition…

I’ve found a useful and informative blog run by the Writers and Artists yearbook.  They are running a short story competition.  2,000 words or fewer on unity or union.  The Price is £500, an Arvon course and on‐line publication on the Writers and Artist’s Yearbook site.   It closes on Valentine’s day. Check out this post for more […]

February 4, 2010

News for the famous. Writing a book is NOT obligatory.

I just noticed this courtesy of Neil Gaiman’s twitter thingummy doodle. I could imagine Jonathan Ross had always wanted to write a graphic novel, more to the point, I could imagine he’s been practising for some time and it might actually be quite good.  He’s a man who lives, sleeps, eats and breathes graphic novels so he’s not […]

January 27, 2010

Thank you…

I just wanted to say thank you to my kind friend liberrydwarf for giving my story a mention on her blog.   It definitely gave the downloads a boost. So; Is This Heaven has had 50 downloads on smashwords, 78 on Scribd and 70 on Freado… yeh… that’s not bad.  I’m not sure whether a “read” on […]

January 25, 2010

Something for nothing much…? Nah.

Remember I told you about this site… Hmm… well, having read quite a bit of stuff — some of which I enjoyed and some of which was literary fiction (and therefore antithesis of anything I would choose to read — except at gunpoint) I’ve had three reviews of my excerpt.  They are all useful but for a consensus I need a few […]

January 22, 2010

One of those days…

Have been having a “why do I bother week” I’ve been a bit pre‐menstrual, frankly so I thought I should try to cheer myself up by submitting my book somewhere. It all came to a head today when they closed the road which is the only way out of our house.  We had a tiler and an electrician on site and […]

January 21, 2010

Widget testing…

I’ve uploaded my short story to another site which provides me with a free ready‐widget.  Just thought I’d try it out. Nah… doesn’t work. Sigh. Sadly the review site I mentioned in my last post is clearly full of people who don’t get on with fantasy… actually it’s bound to be, judging by the amount of literary […]

January 16, 2010