Neil J. Hart

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Neil J Hart is a part-time writer, designer, and musician. He has lived, for most of his life, in Southern England but dreams of occupying a remote castle near a lake with mountain views.

His first novel Spritz, a black comedy about hopes and dreams, came out in 2007. Since then, he's been working on YA/MG fantasy / sci fi novels.

He likes books, animals, and toasted cheese sandwiches the most.

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Neil J. Hart I get stuck. Sure. But I tend to plot quite heavily in the first instance. If there are days when it's not happening then I either write something…moreI get stuck. Sure. But I tend to plot quite heavily in the first instance. If there are days when it's not happening then I either write something else; a short story or screenplay or a stream of consciousness until I feel like returning to the book.

Other great ways to wake up the brain, in my experience, are a nice long run (this gives me loads of time to think about plots and characters and work out why I'm blocked), play the guitar really loud, read a book or watch a film that touches on the genre or themes that I might be dealing with in the book. One of these activities usually kicks me back into life and gets the words flowing.(less)
Neil J. Hart Loads of things inspire me with my books. Mostly, other books (i try to read for the same amount of time as I write each day) but also films, tv…moreLoads of things inspire me with my books. Mostly, other books (i try to read for the same amount of time as I write each day) but also films, tv series, dreams / nightmares and the things people say. I also treat the process of writing as a job. For a long time I considered it a hobby but that meant that I could just dip in and out when I felt like it. To actually achieve something with my writing I had to sit down every day and write. I like to set myself a 3000 words goal every day. Sometimes I'm done by lunchtime, other times I'm there until the evening.

One of the best tools I've found for my productivity is the software Scrivener. Among hundreds of features, it allows you to block out the work into folders and sub-folders where you can place each scene and shift the order around with ease. This makes 'seeing' the structure and the length of the book dead simple. Finding scenes and instances and character recurrences is now done in seconds rather than having to painstakingly scroll through hundreds of pages of a Word document into your eyes go funny.(less)
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Dark Kings (Tales of Sorrow #1)

I started writing my fifth book Dark Kings this month. It’s the first book in my new YA dark fantasy series Tales of Sorrow.

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Imagine a city somewhere between life and the fathomless reaches of death. A dark, subterranean metropolis beneath a sky of rock and shadows, where rival families control the streets and all that lives within. Every soul that comes to the city must first survive The Gauntlet, a... Read more of this blog post »
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