MT McGuire Books

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

Posted June 2, 2018 and visited 491 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 608 times, 3 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 […]

To Infinity and Beyond! Plans for 2018. #NewYearsResolution

Posted January 6, 2018 and visited 1534 times, 2 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 1330 times, 2 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 […]

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

Posted August 26, 2017 and visited 1676 times, 3 so far today

A bit about fanbase building, or mailing list building…

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

Posted July 29, 2017 and visited 1666 times, 2 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 for later because obviously, it […]

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

Posted July 15, 2017 and visited 1641 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 2449 times, 6 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 3256 times, 2 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 2281 times, 2 so far today

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