Deathsworn Arc is in Secondary School Libraries!

It has come to my attention that a local secondary school now has my book in the Library! I am not responsible for this, I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I am quite stoked about it. Though also a little bit worried about it. I really had 14+ in mind when I wrote the series. It has some mature themes in it. However, on balance, I think it’s pretty awesome that a school has my book in their Library!

Reading for writers.

I stumbled upon this article advocating certain books for writers to read:-

https://medium.com/startup-grind/10-books-that-will-make-you-a-better-writer-and-why-86d2fa665df0

I do think it’s important for writers to read, but I’ve never been sure about books which coach writing.

These are the books the author advocates:-

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
On Writing by Stephen King
Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant
Indie Writer Survival Guide by Susan Kaye Quinn
Story Genius by Lisa Cron
Steering the Craft by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
The Creative Tarot by Jessica Crispin
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

They all sound useful resources for writers. I OWN Stephen Kings book On Writing, but I never got around to reading it. Maybe I should!

Deathsworn Arc 4 & 5 and the subscriber exclusive.

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Deathsworn Arc 4 is getting consistently VERY strong ratings on Goodreads. It’s a more complex and less linear book than the previous three. Book 5 takes this trend even further, separating the characters and telling more stories, then weaving the stories together. I recently wrote a blog post on the progress I’m making with it here:-

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/14389710-deathsworn-arc-5-the-temple-of-the-mad-god-the-subscriber-exclusive

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Martyn