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Jim Webster

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Barrow in Furness, The United Kingdom
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The author I owe most to is Jack Vance.

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May 2012


Old enough to know better and young enough not to care. I'm married with a wife and three daughters.
Since I left school I've supported myself with farming, freelance writing and some consultancy.
The consultancy dried up a bit so having time on my hands I wrote the fantasy novel 'Swords for a Dead Lady'. This is on Amazon as an e-book. It didn't hurt so I did it again, and 'Dead Man Riding East' is also available on Amazon. A third book, 'The Flames of the City,' and a fourth book, 'Learning a Hard Trade', set in the same background, are now available.
Then as a bit of a change I produced a shorter book, 'The Cartographer's Apprentice' which is something of a 'prequel' to the story of Benor Dorfingil.

The whole 'facebook/twitter/blogging' exp
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Jim Webster I rather gave up on the group, I got busy, and something had to give and frankly it wasn't a lot of fun, there's only so much of my life i'm willing t…moreI rather gave up on the group, I got busy, and something had to give and frankly it wasn't a lot of fun, there's only so much of my life i'm willing to spend trying to talk to those who won't listen :-((less)
Jim Webster No real wisdom, I long ago came to the conclusion that a previous generation were correct and the only thing that sells books is personal recommendati…moreNo real wisdom, I long ago came to the conclusion that a previous generation were correct and the only thing that sells books is personal recommendation. If your mate Fergie likes a book and really raves about it, you're likely to read it. If yet another advert flashes across your facebook page you'll probably barely notice it.
The trouble is this is long and slow and takes a long time to achieve anything. As you say it needs readers to produce readers.
I decided I'd start blogging seriously, so have two blogs

https://jandbvwebster.wordpress.com/

Which is about life and stuff

and

https://tallissteelyard.wordpress.com/

Which is basically a collection of Tallis Steelyard anecdotes/short stories.
So people have a chance to read my writing and see if they like it.
But waste not, want not, I bundle up the first blog to produce collections like these

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...

Which actually sell as well as anything I've done

and the Tallis Steelyard stories get bundled into novella sized offerings like this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...

These don't sell as well but then they cost me nothing :-)
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Blowing away the cobwebs

I was walking round checking heifers the other morning and my route takes me across a field where there were potatoes. As I walked along the headland I did a double take. I could have sworn there was ice in the tread marks left by the tractors. It was only as I looked closely that …
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M.T. McGuire Jim, is that another pumpkin behind your head or do you have one giant ear?

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