MT McGuire Books

Mind Expansion Anyone? #McMini #kids #parenting #children

Posted July 29, 2017 and visited 190 times, 9 so far today

Over the holidays I thought it would be fun to tell some of the funny stories about my family. There is ‘Catching Socks’, ‘Night of the Homeless Man’, ‘Tale of the Drowning Toddler’ and a famous one about my Mum for which I have no title, as yet. However, I thought I would leave that […]

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

Posted July 15, 2017 and visited 277 times, 10 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 […]

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

Posted June 25, 2017 and visited 556 times, 14 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!

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

Posted March 5, 2017 and visited 1786 times, 8 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.

Evaluation is the name of the game … or is it just spin? Some career decisions

Posted November 19, 2016 and visited 1790 times, 3 so far today

Life gets ugly and MTM is compelled to make some career decisions …

A question of perception

Posted October 3, 2015 and visited 4133 times, 4 so far today

A description of the things I’ve ballsed up this year so you can read about what I’ve done and avoid doing it, yourself.

Guest Post. Handy hints on developing a villain over a series.

Posted March 4, 2015 and visited 2681 times, 2 so far today

I am delighted to welcome my cyber buddy Charles Yallowitz, author of the long running fantasy series, Legends of Windemere, to talk about villains.Legends of Windemere is a seriously epic series – 9 books and counting. But as well as writing lots of excellent books Charles runs a great blog; plenty of thought provoking posts, […]

In search of a prince – or the ups and downs of frog kissing…

Posted February 28, 2015 and visited 3915 times, 3 so far today

This week has been rather busy: recovery from half term, the production of the parish magazine which I now edit for my sins and a visit from McOther’s folks. As a result there hasn’t been much time for much.

However, this afternoon, I got out into our garden for a spot of metal detecting.

How did it all go? What I learned from doing a #booksigning

Posted December 5, 2014 and visited 4708 times, 3 so far today

A little while back I write this post about my nervousness about taking a stall to flog my books at Bury Christmas Fayre. A week on, let me fill you in on how it went. Truth is, I forgot to write down what I sold on day one, going solely on the amount of extra […]

Forget selling. Focus on #writing.

Posted November 6, 2014 and visited 2154 times, 2 so far today

A while back, I read this post, on Chuck Wendig’s blog and it got me thinking. The basic gist is that there are gatekeepers for every writer. While, with indie publishing, it’s fairly easy to get your book out there, it gets much harder after publication than it is for trad published authors because most […]