The soon-to-be-released second issue of Mythaxis includes an interview with me. But if you can't wait, the publisher has made the interview available for free here. The article focuses on indie publishing, so if you're interested in the technical side of the writing business you can find my thoughts here.
The inaugural issue of Mythaxis Review Platform, featuring an article on changes to Amazon's KDP Reports beta site, is now out. In addition to my thoughts on Amazon's potential replacement for their current author-publisher reporting screens, there are other articles about indie and trad publishing, along with reviews of technology, art, and science-fiction including: ‘The … Continue reading Mythaxis Review Platform, Issue 1
Greenstar Special Features, collecting the short stories and crew diaries that Simon Cantan and I wrote to celebrate the release of each Season, is now available in ebook from major retailers. Pick up your copy today, before Pol mistakes it for a sandwich and eats it. The problem with a eco-friendly spaceship is that it … Continue reading Greenstar Special Features Release
Wild Frontiers is out in the world. With all of the niggles that seem to surge forth just prior to release out of the way, I can focus on the fun bit of my job again: great stories. Over the next several days, I'll be sharing a little more about the tales, not all weird … Continue reading Why West?
The submission window for Fears of a Clown is now closed and I've emailed an acknowledgement for all the stories I've received. So, if you've submitted but haven't had an acknowledgement yet, then let me know so I can confirm whether I received your story. Now the hard work begins for me. Because I've received … Continue reading Time to Be Serious
I've been pondering creating a solo author mailing list recently. As the audience for this blog is likely to contain plenty of people who like my writing, I thought I'd ask you all about your experiences with mailing lists. Currently, Simon Cantan and I have a joint list: however—while I believe readers' tastes often bridge … Continue reading Not Shouting into the Void
Behold the front cover for Seven Stones: The Complete Series, a compilation of all ninety-seven parts of my weekly swords-and-sorcery serial, soon to be available in paperback and various eformats. The printers sent the proof copy out this morning, so—barring unexpected issues—it will be released this week or next.
Humphrey provides clear and thorough instructions on using Excel to support a writing career without descending into tedious detail. With the first book aimed at authors looking to put their writing on a more structured footing and those seeking to be published by others, and the second aimed at authors seeking to publish their own … Continue reading ‘Excel for Writers’ & ‘Excel for Self-Publishers’ by M.L. Humphrey
I've been sent a free copy of Kevin J Anderson's 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle with a request that I share my honest opinion of a few of the titles. Apart from the guide to Vellum (I already have a good eformating program and don't have a Mac) they all seem worth a read. However, … Continue reading Reviewing The 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle
Saturday marked the publication of the last episode of Seven Stones, my swords-and-sorcery serial. I might return to Reverend Kobb and the others in the future, and will be releasing further collections, but - after nearly two years - the arc is over. It's been an interesting experience writing such an episodic work. I haven't … Continue reading The End of the Circle