MT McGuire Books

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

Posted March 24, 2018 and visited 6 times, 6 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 […]

Sleigh that again?

Posted March 4, 2018 and visited 299 times, 14 so far today

On sledging/tobogganing.

What do you see when you look at me?

Posted February 3, 2018 and visited 638 times, 15 so far today

You see a bad mother. Church, if you want to do it, can be a bit of a conundrum with small people. McMini being a bit older now and more susceptible to boredom, it is not so easy to persuade him to come to the Sunday service. Furthermore, when he does, it’s probably no longer appropriate for a young gentleman […]

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

Posted January 13, 2018 and visited 630 times, 12 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 1026 times, 17 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 […]

(Brandy)Butter balls; a bit of Christmas wittering.

Posted December 16, 2017 and visited 891 times, 8 so far today

It occurred to me that I should be doing a Christmas round up soon or at least a what’s on next year. However, I have spectacularly failed to get my shit together in time for it this week — ooooo there’s a surprise — so instead I’m going to give you a recipe … eventually. As you know, I am the original […]

When dyslexic people try to fill in forms … #dementia

Posted December 9, 2017 and visited 1055 times, 9 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 […]

Beeper and Bingy, and free books … #metaldetecting #mcmini #freebooks

Posted December 2, 2017 and visited 854 times, 1 so far today

Scroogeability factors. Better late than never today. The build up to Christmas is well and truly under way and I am gradually disappearing up my own bottom. As usual I am slightly dreading the holiday period but mainly because of all the travel, the being away from home and the general pain-in-the-arseness of that, the people I visit […]

Coming to terms with #dementia

Posted November 25, 2017 and visited 768 times, 2 so far today

For some time now, I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog, or a website, specifically dedicated to my experience of dementia; with my dad, mainly, but also, these days, with my mum since she, too, is getting very forgetful. However, it seems far more sensible to do it all on here. The subject matter […]

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

Posted November 12, 2017 and visited 1228 times, 6 so far today

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