Instagram for Writers and the difficult ask for reviews

It can be done. I know it can be done because I have seen it done. If it can be done, I can do it. I will do it. Will I succeed? Probably not, but I’ll have a bloody good go.   Writers like Robert M Drake have used the power of Instagram to become bestsellers, win publishing contracts, and …

2017: The novel, the album, more failure

  I am one of those idiots. Hurtling into a future of my own making that I like to pretend was down to someone else. The fact is, if I don’t do it, nobody else is going to do it for me. So why blame others when things go wrong, instead of myself when they don’t go right? My writer …

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‘The Dark Arm’ – The Story behind the Story

The Dark Arm: A British Ghost Story is now available on Amazon! I couldn’t be happier with how this – the third of my four Ebooks – has turned out.  This story is an important part of my experimental media project, in that it steps away from the anthology format, and towards longer, self-contained stories. Also, it addresses the feedback …

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Free Ghost Story Audiobook!

The ‘Men in the Snow’ now available as a free audiobook! Happy new year everyone. Thanks to my talented stepbrother, a budding actor, I can now offer one of my favourite ghost stories, ‘The Men in the Snow‘ as a free ghost story audiobook for your listening pleasure. Links below: Thanks to the excellent voice acting, we can now hear …

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Why I write as Alex Boast (without a pseudonym)

And not Alexander M Boast Names are important. The names we use to write with equally so; just ask JK Row – I mean Robert Galbraith. It took me a long time to decide whether to shorten my name or not: Amazon wouldn’t let me write as The Ghost Story Writer, unsurprisingly. As you probably know by now, this website …

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The Cracks in the Statue: The story behind the ghost stories

Writing ghost stories has always been a deeply personal experience for me, but probably not in the way you expect: I don’t believe in ghosts, none of the things in these stories I write have happened to me; they’re works of fiction. But something in the writing of them scares me quite a lot. Like with the last collection, I …

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Best 2015 Ghost Stories

Let’s put the theory that modern ghost stories can’t be done to bed, shall we? There’s been resurgence to this beautiful art form, and whilst this humble writer is doing his best to contribute, other authors are finding wild success with their efforts; a few of which I want to mention below. Whilst there are horror writers such as Laird …

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Ghost Story Writer: How it all Began

“A decade of writing A lesson learned A cause, an effect Tales to be told A demon to exorcise in the telling” Welcome to Ghost Story Writer, the home of a new British Ghost Story enthusiast, and birthplace of new chilling tales. If you want to know why this website was created, and to what end, read on… Being a …