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What on Eltheran?

So with a digital publication of the Star Fantasy, available now on Amazon Kindle and through their KDP select programme, I now have to give consideration to my next step with the Universe I have created and what will happen to the world of Eltheran - Not sure what I am talking about? Well this would be an opportunity for you to click on the LINK and find out a little bit more.

So added to the ever growing list of the things I want to write about. Although, Star Fantasy: The Voice of Darkness exists as a standalone novel - I have already given some thought to the next possible phase of the story and I strongly suspect this will become the focus of my next work once I have concluded the writing of Walsh Mackenzie.

The last few weeks I have been thinking about the angle of Self-Promotion. Not one of the easiest things to accomplish, especially when operating in a shoestring budget. I will trying any possible angle I can, and after the 90 days of the KDP select programme is up I will have the book available on as many different platforms as possible.

I have also submitted my short story LIFELESS to a science fiction magazine and so we shall see if any of that works to my advantage.

Its a short update - especially as my Netbook has just shown the "battery nearly empty sign" and I am too lazy to get up plug it in haha...

Happy reading my friends,


The Sunday Update

Remaining focussed in a digital world is challenging. 

I am sure I have mentioned this before I tend not to look back at old posts. Perhaps I should so I am not going over old ground and boring even more than I already do...Actually, no...I love boring you all with old stories. HAHA.

I sat down this morning to continue on with some of my writing. I am still busy working my way through the Adventures of Captain Walsh Mackenzie. This one has been on the go for some time now...I think a sad reflection of how busy my life is at the moment; yet the joy of being a writer is that you can do it for your entire life and not have to worry about climbing up that promotional ladder. Walsh's original story started and then I deleted it, not in a fit of rage, but recognising that it had another more complex avenue to travel than the route I initially set out to write. In fact, as I reflect on the writing I have done so far, I realises that I have spent more time developing the other characters that Walsh himself as been a bit neglected. 

However, as I sit down to write I still find myself research various things on the old internet and allowing myself to go off on so many tangents. Remaining focused when there is so much information at your fingertips is really rather hard. It brings up an interesting thought that myself and others explored this week - are we hooked/addicted to our mobile devices...the mobile phone has become less of a handy wee tool to have in your pocket, to a more permanent fixture in your hand. Our online digital environment has become more real to us than the conversations and social interactions that we are gifted to have right before our eyes. (Sadly, I do recognise the fact that I am saying this on an online blog). So what am I actually saying? Ditch the phone? Well no...kind of like mine and I am a gadget man through and through. But I do think its important that we look up...engage with the real world...that way we might even manage to stay focused on one particular task---and I might actually manage to finish writing a book.

Happy reading my friends. 


Star Fantasy: The Finally Released Version!!!!!!

I am delighted to announce that my first novel - Star Fantasy: The Voice of Darkness has been released on Amazon Kindle. Just Click on this LINK, to take you to the page. 

The book has also been released on Smashwords and as a result will be available on a number of other ebook readers in the coming month.  

Happy Reading my friends.


the new home of www.johnaferguson.co.uk

The days of treating this page as just a blog are over. The jafwords blog page will now be the first stop for www.johnaferguson.co.uk - This is now also the author webpage ... Everything you need to known about me and my books will be found on here.

Although there was nothing wrong with the old page - l just felt the need to streamline  my online presence. Bringing the blog and website together just makes more sense to me~ rather then sending people to the four corners of the interweb. 

So welcome one and all . And of course -- Happy Reading


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