MT McGuire Books

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

Posted June 2, 2018 and visited 260 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 […]

Toboggan update, a war story and McMini versus Alexa.

Posted March 17, 2018 and visited 741 times, 8 so far today

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 […]

Welcome to my world: oh look! It’s like a car crash only less pretty …

Posted January 13, 2018 and visited 899 times, 3 so far today

Last week I was talking about being organised. Remember that. Mwahahahrgh! Yeh. I did mention, I think, that it’d be a while while I set my house in order first? Mmm. Looking at my schedule, it’s going to be quite a long while even for a normal person. But a good day, for me, is like the aftermath of a multiple car pile up. […]

To Infinity and Beyond! Plans for 2018. #NewYearsResolution

Posted January 6, 2018 and visited 1447 times, 5 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 […]

Navel Gazing and Pocket Lint … MTM’s Year in Publishing 2017

Posted December 23, 2017 and visited 1249 times, 5 so far today

Yes it’s time for me to do a round up of business. When I say business, I mean my business, such as it is, not ‘the business’ of world book sales. Anyway here goes. So, how’s it been? So so if I’m honest. Marketing-wise, I have not had the time to do it justice but I’ve turned the corner […]

When it feels right but is … wrong. #writing #indiebooks

Posted November 12, 2017 and visited 1567 times, 3 so far today

I talk frankly about the things I’ve fucked up in my author career so you can avoid copying me.

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

Posted August 26, 2017 and visited 1601 times, 2 so far today

A bit about fanbase building, or mailing list building…

This week, I have been mostly thinking about #marketing #bookmarketing #indiereads

Posted June 25, 2017 and visited 2322 times, 8 so far today

I rant on about marketing and how I’ve stuffed it up even though I’m supposed to know what I’m doing!

Mailing lists: the all embracing panacea or the hamster wheel of doom?

Posted May 6, 2017 and visited 1892 times, 3 so far today

The evidence suggests that only one in eight of the people on M T’s mailing list has actually read her books. She tries to work out why.

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

Posted March 5, 2017 and visited 3147 times, 5 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.