Get The Killing I for a snip….

The paperback of The Killing III is coming shortly. And to mark that you can for a little while get the Kindle edition of The Killing I for a bargain price of just over £1 in the UK, 85 per cent off list. Check it out...

Santa brought me an iMac Retina and this is why

On the left a pdf of the manuscript marked up using a Galaxy Note tablet. On the right the manuscript file being edited in Pages after export from Ulysses, in advance of final delivery in Word. Both revision and manuscript side-by-side in the clearest detail...
A few more words about Hamlet

A few more words about Hamlet

I’m still a little shellshocked by yesterday’s discovery that A.J. Hartley, Richard Armitage and I are responsible for Audible’s Audiobook of the Year with Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.  I really had no idea any of this was on the cards. The...
Hamlet is Audible’s audiobook of the year

Hamlet is Audible’s audiobook of the year

I’m still gobsmacked from this news so please excuse the brevity here. Audible has just listed its best books of 2014… and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel comes top of the list. Yes… we are Audiobook of the Year. Here you go… I’m truly...
Why is it so easy to write in Ulysses?

Why is it so easy to write in Ulysses?

As anyone who’s listened or read me on the subject of writing knows, I’m very sceptical of word targets. It can be all too easy to fool yourself into thinking something’s working on the basis of a word count alone. Cutting the words you don’t...
Quick Ulysses tip — duplicating scenes

Quick Ulysses tip — duplicating scenes

Here’s something that happens to me quite a lot. I map out the structure of a section of the story, with headings, keywords and a synopsis in comments in Ulysses (more detail on how to do that in Writing A Novel with Ulysses, plug, plug). But then when I get...