MT McGuire Books

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

Posted June 2, 2018 and visited 1450 times, 9 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 […]

Gumbification is the name of the game: the capriciousness of science, things and me.

Posted April 14, 2018 and visited 710 times, 4 so far today

Yes, I have been on holiday! Woot. Apologies for my absence last week. Though on holiday I was writing and meant to sort out a blog post while the others were skiing but I got too into what I was doing and dismally failed to leave enough time. Which reminds me the final score for that week’s writing was 7,570. […]

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

Posted November 12, 2017 and visited 2011 times, 8 so far today

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

Searching for the truth, at all costs #TallFamilyTales

Posted September 16, 2017 and visited 1566 times, 2 so far today

As you will learn from reading this account, I was a perfectly horrible child in many respects and few stories reflect me in a poorer light than the one I am about to share. Sometimes the difference between genius and madness is failure. Other times, it’s a simple case of the idea being crap. This is the tale of an […]

A surprise house guest.

Posted September 9, 2017 and visited 1033 times, 2 so far today

A bit from one of my works in progress.

Meh and un‐meh. Thoughts, ramblings and a progress report.

Posted July 15, 2017 and visited 1852 times, 4 so far today

It’s confession time. I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently because we’ve reached a new stage in Dad’s illness and I’m still adjusting to the grimness. If someone you love has dementia then there will be stuff they say when you know it’s the illness speaking, rather than them. Over the last three of four months, […]

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

Posted June 25, 2017 and visited 2768 times, 3 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!

Welcome to my GORGEOUS Life! On humorous giveaways and being embarrassed by your kids.

Posted May 20, 2017 and visited 2574 times, 4 so far today

Jeez, well, this week’s been interesting. Welcome to what the lovely Dame Edna Everage would call, ‘my gorgeous life’ in all it’s technicolour glory! (Phnark.) So, this week McMini had pukka actual gastroenteritis. He started feeling ill, was sick a lot, and then he was sick a bit more and then, just for a change he was sick […]

This week, I has been mostly reading … #qualityindies #indiereads #books

Posted April 22, 2017 and visited 3086 times, 7 so far today

Book promos, offers and the latest interesting read I’ve enjoyed.

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

Posted March 5, 2017 and visited 3537 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.