MT McGuire Books

To Infinity and Beyond! Plans for 2018. #NewYearsResolution

Posted January 6, 2018 and visited 456 times, 4 so far today

Heaven knows how many weeks ago it was now, far back in the mists of time, anyway; before Christmas, I posted about my efforts to bludgeon people into reading my stuff over the course of 2017. Basically, I discovered that I had a much higher rate of read-through on my perma free book than I thought and that I should maybe […]

When dyslexic people try to fill in forms … #dementia

Posted December 9, 2017 and visited 614 times, 5 so far today

This week, a cry for sympathy rather than help, hopefully, in a way that is amusing or useful to you. Last night, McOther and I were invited to a Christmas party. We went. He from London, me from here. I met him there. I was late because our babysitter couldn’t get here before 7.00pm — although I had only just hopped out […]

Books anyone? A few words about MTMail, building a fanbase and Instafreebie. #bookmarketing

Posted August 26, 2017 and visited 1246 times, 2 so far today

A bit about fanbase building, or mailing list building…

This week, I am mostly ranting about … everything! Mwah hahahargh!

Posted May 13, 2017 and visited 1288 times, 2 so far today

Aroogah! Aroogah! Let’s kick off with a profanity warning: there will be some. There. So if you don’t like the F word, do not read this. Especially do NOT read this all the way though and then complain it’s full of swearing or I will flipping well lamp you. And if you’re a bit iffy about swearing, but can […]

Learning the hard way, or at least, the cold squelchy way…

Posted April 15, 2017 and visited 1039 times, 6 so far today

Not that I’m melodramatic or anything … mwahahahahargh! This holidays, McOther, McMini and I joined another family of friends skiing. I have never been skiing before, for the simple reason that from the age of about twelve I’ve been under doctor’s orders not to. Some of you will know this, some won’t, but basically, my knees have […]

Can I have fried brains with that? Time management/productivity hacks for writers #amwriting #writingtips #timemanagement

Posted March 5, 2017 and visited 2578 times, 3 so far today

I talk about my struggles writing and how I solved them in the hope that it might help anyone facing the same difficulties.

What do you see, you people looking at me?

Posted June 20, 2014 and visited 4113 times, 1 so far today

As many of you probably know, there’s a little bit, in WordPress, that tells you what people typed into their search engines to get to your blog. I’ve just been looking at fellow Gumbee Writers’ Guild author, Jim Webster’s latest post about the absurd things people type to get to his — apparently it’s a big favourite […]

Nelson Mandela: 1918 — 2013. A truly great man.

Posted December 7, 2013 and visited 1718 times, 2 so far today

Nelson Mandela, RIP. Here are some quotes from the man, himself.

Advice from the Inept: Three things to remember about editing…

Posted July 31, 2011 and visited 2822 times, 1 so far today

Blimey! I’m amazed at how much stuff crops up that you don’t anticipate. Here’s another blindingly obvious thing that didn’t occur to gumbee author here (Doh!).

Losing (or Not Losing) the Plot

Posted August 27, 2010 and visited 2376 times, 1 so far today

The other day I was having lunch with a publisher friend. He showed me a brilliant ruse he uses to organise any book he is working on.