MT McGuire Books

What I know now, that I wish I knew then …

Posted June 2, 2018 and visited 312 times, 7 so far today

Back on topic this week, I was asked for some advice by a writer who is just starting work on her first book. Even though she appears to be of sound mind, she was dead chuffed with what I wrote and asked if I’d share it on my blog so she could send people to the post. As […]

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

Posted March 24, 2018 and visited 542 times, 5 so far today

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 […]

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

Posted February 24, 2018 and visited 769 times, 3 so far today

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. […]

To Infinity and Beyond! Plans for 2018. #NewYearsResolution

Posted January 6, 2018 and visited 1463 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 1311 times, 2 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 1615 times, 5 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 1554 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 1201 times, 1 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 3164 times, 4 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 4231 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 […]