MT McGuire Books

Is it going to fly?

You know what, I don’t know but if anyone is wondering about becoming an indie publisher, which is what I believe we self-publishers are called nowadays, here’s my progress on day four.

September 22, 2010

Few Are Chosen ebook Launched

Hello everyone, my novel, Few Are Chosen, is now available as an e‑book. Bag your copy half price with my early bird offer.

September 18, 2010

Still Drawing Your Characters?

Yep. Me too. This time, Lord Vernon and Big Merv. Next up, Ruth.

September 14, 2010

Are You Sure Your Fantasy World is Original

Of course you bloody are! You made it up yourself, right? Well, er… no, not necessarily. It is perfectly possible somebody else has had the same idea as you without your knowing. So, here are some ways to check.

September 11, 2010

Avoiding Schoolboy Errors — Legal advice for the creative

I’m creative. As anyone else ‘creative’ will know, that means I only allocate the smallest possible amount of my brain capacity to interaction with the real world… It can make us ‘creatives’ a bit stupid, or blind to the obvious, or something that means trouble… big trouble… as I will now demonstrate.

September 4, 2010

Why do so few British agents accept sci-fi or fantasy?

I’ve been wondering about this — why only a tiny handful of mostly huge and intimidating UK agencies will deal with my genre and the answer finally hit me. 

September 1, 2010

Losing (or Not Losing) the Plot

The other day I was having lunch with a publisher friend. He showed me a brilliant ruse he uses to organise any book he is working on.

August 27, 2010

Ah… Drawing Your Characters

By actual trade, I’m officially an artist. So… I thought I would try and draw some of the characters from the K’Barthan Trilogy. Anyone out there tried to do that with your writing? Yeh, well approach it with caution.

August 19, 2010

Hello, Good Morning and Welcome

Welcome to my new-look website and blog. 

I am hoping I will be able to make the posts a little more frequent, although I have to say, the fact I was going to have to copy them all over to the new site was a strong deterrent to writing any more. Not that I’m technically inept or lazy or anything (phnark).

August 16, 2010

101 Things You Never Knew About Publishing: Number 63

OK, 101 things I never knew about publishing, then, but here it is…

In Britain, books are normally launched on a Thursday. Hmm… you learn something new every day.

June 28, 2010