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When exactly can one call themselves an Author?

When exactly can one call themselves an Author?

Yesterday I had a strange email arrive which I couldn’t quite believe. I thought it was a mistake, I dreaded the message behind the Subject line and reluctantly clicked on it. Before I tell you what was in that email, let me step back and tell you why this email...
Book 3 Pool Staker is almost ready!

Book 3 Pool Staker is almost ready!

I’m at the editing stage and almost ready to release the new book: Pool Staker. Mark MapstoneMark Mapstone is a skateboarder, a writer, and author of the Ethan Wares Skateboard Series books. Follow Mark on Instagram: @7plywood Sign up to the Skate Fiction...
Smarter Writers Use Semi-colons and Colons

Smarter Writers Use Semi-colons and Colons

I have heard in writing circles that writers who use the semi-colon are just demonstrating that they’ve been to college/Uni. And that writers should either pause (comma), not pause (no comma), or stop completely (full stop). This is not true at all. A semi-colon...
Badass Book Cover Designs

Badass Book Cover Designs

I have known about GoOnWrite book covers for a long time, but couldn’t recollect the name until I searched (hard) for it this morning. These covers are sooo good! I want them. In fact I love them so much, I don’t want to tell anyone about the site! I want...
Progress on Book 3 looks like this…

Progress on Book 3 looks like this…

I’m grafting away. Actually, I shouldn’t be writing this, but hey. Distractions! I’m not put off by my 3k a chapter targets, because this is just draft 1. I’ll be whizzing through it again as soon as I’ve finished and sprinkling...