J E Nice

The three ingredients to Matter of Time

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What Inspired Matter of Time - J E Nice

Every story starts somewhere. Yup, there’s a story behind every story. And a story behind each of those stories. Talk about the infinity of life…or, you know, that snake biting its own tail thing. Anyway, this is the story, or rather list, of where my new novel, Matter of Time, started. Cue rolling text and […]

J E Nice

Grab your copy of Matter of Time

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Today is great for three reasons. 1. This website is now live! 2. It’s my birthday. 3. Matter of Time, my first novel and the first book in The Last War trilogy, is now available to buy. I know, big day, right? Now, this is the beginning of my self-publishing journey and I’ve decided to […]

J E Nice

Why I’ve decided to self-publish

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Traditional publishings vs self publishing - Write into the Woods

Something amazing happened last week. Okay, you might not find it amazing, but to me, it’s amazing. Seven years ago I started a novel about a dragonslayer named Del. Over the years the story has evolved, it’s grown. More characters were added and they took on a life of their own. Several rounds of editing […]

Being a writer

How Google Alerts can help your writing

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Make your inspiration and research easy with Google alerts

There’s so much you can do through Google – you can write, email, create spreadsheets, socialise, create adverts and search for long lost answers to questions that randomly pop into your head for no reason. Did you know you can also ask Google to email you with news stories? Yup, Google Alerts searches the internet […]

Editing

5 tricks for editing your story

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5 tricks for editing your story - Write into the Woods

I’m struggling through a final edit of the novel I’ve been working on, on and off, for seven years. Seven. Years. So now you’ve gone through your story, fixed the character development, filled in the plot holes and added in those extra scenes you came up with last night. All that’s left is that final […]