Hello! The Read Freely book of the month public vote is still open, and with only 15 votes between first and fourth place it’s anybody’s game. If you’ve voted for Badlands already, thank you so much, however if you still want to lend your support to my dark Cornish thriller, there’s still time. Click onContinue reading “Vote Now!”
Regular followers of my social media channels will know that I was back in the Badlands of North Cornwall for a couple of weeks earlier this month, and it seemed only fitting to take my book baby back to the area that inspired it. The Badlands was the nickname given to the area around St.Continue reading “Badlands in the Badlands”
I thrilled to announce that Badlands has been shortlisted for next month’s book of the month on the Read Freely website. The final selection is made by public vote. If you want to vote in support of Badlands, the link to vote is here. You’ll go through to this screen and you can access theContinue reading “Badlands News!!”
Thanks to Richard Dee for this awesome review of Badlands. https://richarddeescifi.co.uk/book-review-badlands/?fbclid=IwAR3rQ5JXY5B_4oDuMbyFxDx0TgNDBjVfF_uRrmuHmGUzXn7DXCL-EkFXpGY&fs=e&s=cl
Today I’m featured on the Table Reads YouTube channel. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/-RToS87vrl8 Enjoy!
I read an article in a writer’s magazine recently that offered opposing viewpoints when it came to structure when writing. The article in question specifically examined the Save the Cat formula, which originated in screenwriting before being developed for novel writing. On one side of the argument, there was the view that formulas such asContinue reading “Notes from a Writer’s Life #17”
Today, I’m thrilled to be featured on the Table Read. Check out my interview with JJ Barnes here.
I’m guesting on Jo Fenton’s blog today, talking about the themes of Badlands. Check it out below! https://jofenton137.com/2022/07/07/thursday-themes-gary-kruse/https://jofenton137.com/2022/07/07/thursday-themes-gary-kruse/
Someone asked me yesterday how many drafts I do when writing a novel, and couldn’t quite believe it when I said that for Badlands I’d done twelve drafts in all, including three rounds between acceptance and publication. So for today’s post I thought I’d explore exactly what I do during each of these drafts. DraftContinue reading “Notes from a Writer’s Life #16”
So was it worth it? That was the question on my mind as I started the read through of Bleak Waters draft two. Long time readers may recall that after writing draft one I realised I had told the story from the wrong point of view. At that point I had two choices. Ditch itContinue reading “Notes from a Writer’s Life #15”