Tom of the North

A blog about Writing, Reading, Stories and various other random musings.

Welcome to my Blog

IMG_kh6r5i.jpgHi.  My name is Tom Pollard and I’m an author.  On this blog, I will be sharing my thoughts primarily on writing, but on various other things as they pop into my head.

A little about me:

Do you know what the difference is between a good writer and a bad one is?  Good writers write, bad ones don’t.

For a long time, I was a bad writer.  It’s not unfair to say that I’ve always had my head in the clouds, imagining all sorts of situations involving characters I had created.  Plenty of ideas, some good and some not, few were made into stories.

It was only a couple of years ago that I decided to start taking my writing seriously and so started work on my first book, Brogan and the Bandit King.  Having wrote it, I published it and left it that, to my mind it would sell what it sold…it didn’t sell much.  It was time to get real, become a good writer.  This is part of the reason for the creation of this blog and an assortment of other things.

So, for the record; my book is not currently for sale.  I decided to take it down because I feel I can do much better with it now and in truth, it needed a lot of work.  I have a lot to learn about writing and publishing, whether it be the writing process itself or any aspect of publishing it and promoting it.

Am I going to make mistakes along the way?

Well, I already have and I imagine I shall make more as I go.  When I do make mistakes I shall post here, writing them down will help me analyse where I went wrong and if I can help prevent others from making the same mistakes then so much the better.

So please join me on this exciting journey, as I move towards becoming a full-time writer.

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