MT McGuire Books

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

Posted March 24, 2018 and visited 5 times, 5 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 […]

Toboggan update, a war story and McMini versus Alexa.

Posted March 17, 2018 and visited 91 times, 14 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 […]

Sleigh that again?

Posted March 4, 2018 and visited 297 times, 12 so far today

On sledging/tobogganing.

What do you see when you look at me?

Posted February 3, 2018 and visited 636 times, 13 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 […]

Calm in a crisis; elementary burglary for dunderheads …

Posted January 27, 2018 and visited 499 times, 9 so far today

One of the strange things people tell me often is that I am calm in a crisis. Positively the ice woman, apparently, in my capacity for quick thinking action. Want to know a secret about that? It’s bollocks. Well not wholly bollocks but mostly. Amazingly, I am actually extremely cool-headed in a crisis, I can make calm decisions in the heat […]

New M T McGuire release … sort of and Kobo Sale

Posted January 20, 2018 and visited 742 times, 16 so far today

Talking about books this week! Well, this is an author blog I have to interrupt the cat and dementia stories sometimes. Christmas Lites VII is out! Woot! Yes! I have a new release out. It’s an anthology of fantastic short stories with one dodgy one from me to lower the tone. Phnark. Christmas Lites is a charity anthology to […]

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

Posted January 13, 2018 and visited 628 times, 10 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 1023 times, 14 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 935 times, 15 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 […]

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

Posted December 16, 2017 and visited 889 times, 6 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 […]