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ArlockWeb – Launching a new site

marketing-water-05-l-lThis blog has been ticking along for a little while, neglected while I try and get words on paper.

Well, that’s still happening, and P-day is getting closer, and as part of preparations I’m going to be launching my own imprint. Naturally, that isn’t a small undertaking. In fact, it’s actually slowing me down a little.

The issue I’m finding is that establish a writer platform is both complex and potentially expensive. I do however have a solution, I’m going to create a whole new business model out of my effort, allowing others to piggy-back on my development. Ideally, before the year is out I’ll be able to offer a network for new and upcoming authors that ties together all the reach of the individual community members. Newsletter, subscriber lists, a community forum and a blog accepting articles from contributors.

I’m tentatively looking at $10 for a book listing (that comes with 1 years free spruiking on facebook/twitter and possibly other platforms), and $20/year to set up and maintain an author website for those needing an online presence. At the moment I’m looking at linking to external blogs rather than offering them as part of the package, but that may change.

Anyway. Hope to see you all in the new year.




Do this!



Typo Rage


Am I the only one that hulks out when they see a typo in a professionally edited and published work?

The Plan

So. The Thesis/Portfolio.


All handed in, all memory of it purged from my consciousness, and now I’m free to get some real writing done.


There are going to be some changes in how I do things around here …

ThreadNecromancyMy Goal is to keep the Friday Images as a regular feature. To compliment this, I hope to have some original content out on either the Monday or Wednesday. Monday posts will be about writing in some manner, either the process or a story related to one of the books. Wednesday posts will be shorter but more interactive. Once the books are finally published I’ll start posting character portfolio’s and research posts that are relevant in some way, but never really made it into the final works.

The eventual plan is to put up pieces that deal specifically with editing, writing, and publishing. Helpful hints type of stuff, however editing and the writing process will be the primary focus until I get Dead Girl published. The art of necromancy, on the other hand, will allow me to look through 10 years of blogging posts and resurrect some of the older ones that are relevant to this medium. So I have donned my robes and wizard hat (a few true old-school nerds will recognise the reference) and have fired up the cauldron. Only relevant posts I swear!

I’m also considering a topsy-turvy kind of release plan. Each book from the Unseen to be kept at zero cost on kindle until the next one is released. At cost for Print on Demand, obviously.