February 27, 2020 in Dag

Imagine if I was a musician

I love music.

I’ve posted a number of times about the important place music has in my life. I’ve talked about how just sitting back and listening to music is one of my all-time favourite things to do (not that I have a lot of time to do it these days – the main times I actually do get to listen are either driving my car or riding my exercise bike). I’ve even mentioned my various thwarted efforts to actually be a musician, particularly my attempts to master the guitar.

February 20, 2020 in Dag

Putting all the little pieces together

This is my first good news post for the year.

Remember how, at the very start of the year, I stated that I wasn’t going to set myself any writing goals for the year. Well, I’m proud to announce that I have officially achieved one of those non-existent goals.

February 13, 2020 in Dag

Writing the story I’m passionate about

It’s happening again. What I like to call the marketing machine is rearing its head again. So many posts explaining the sure fire-way you can become a successful self-published author. So many books with fool-proof tips. You’d surely be a fool not to pay attention to any of this.

Whether I am a fool or not is possibly the subject for a future blog post – or maybe a full length work. At this stage, I’m not going to make a call, one way or another. For now, I’m going to focus this post on the idea of writing to market.

February 6, 2020 in Dag

Why do people still take superheroes seriously?

Ok, I’m going to go out on a bit of a limb here. I may just piss a few people off. Although given the number of people who actually read this blog, I figure the risks are pretty low. Still, here I go.

I love superheroes as much as the next person. I think the idea of having amazing powers that set you apart from the people around you is seriously cool. I love a good superhero flick. And when I was a little kid, the very first thing I actively saved money to buy was a set of superhero action figures – I was pretty pleased when I collected the set.

January 30, 2020 in Dag

I can’t seem to think like a normal person

As a writer, I spend a lot of time reviewing other books out there. I regularly read book reviews and keep abreast of new releases.

Not only that, but I also try to remain aware of the latest TV shows and movies. Not that I watch a lot of them. But I like to be aware of what plotlines are being utilised, and which themes and ideas are explored. I figure it’s important to be on top of what the competition is up to.