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A blog by Colin Weldon

Colin Weldon lives in Dublin and writes science fiction novels. He has self-published four to date, three in a space opera trilogy called The Agathon and a stand-alone science fiction thriller called Hunting Nora Stone. The Agathon series has received a BRAG medallion for outstanding self-published. Colin has a BA in Journalism and an MA in Screenwriting which he completed in 2017. As an avid lover of all things sci-fi including movies, books and artwork this blog is dedicated to all the speculative fiction that gets his imagination going. He is currently working on a new series of space opera novels so can be found in the dark corners of Dublin's coffee shops in the early hours of the morning. Come say hi :) Website: www.colinweldon.com Goodreads Profile : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14769995.Colin_Weldon Facebook : @colinweldonwriter Twitter: @Colinweldon Instagram : Colinweldon

You can follow Colin online, on Twitter and on Facebook.

Promoting your self-published novel

Posted by Colin Weldon on 4 October 2018.

  This is probably the hardest part of being a writer. Putting on your business hat and finding out how to not only believe in yourself and your work but asking an already saturated market to believe in your story as well. I’ll break down the basics first.   Before you do anything and this can be the most expensive part, EDIT your book professionally. Trust me on this, I’ve learned the hard way. If...

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Novel prepping – week 1 – Characters

Posted by Colin Weldon on 16 August 2018.

So for the next few weeks, I’m going to be working hard on getting the first draft of a new novel written. I’m going to take you through my prep all the while trying to keep my sanity. Currently, I’m at stage one, or what I like to call the “Come on man, you can do this” phase. I’m sticking with the science fiction genre and tend to begin with several questions. Firstly, whose story...

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Tools of the trade

Posted by Colin Weldon on 27 July 2018.

Over the years I’ve used loads of programs to try and organise my thoughts into something that resembles coherence. I thought it would be a good idea to give a list of the ones that I found to be the most useful to me and the ones I now live by. For novel-writing I used Scrivner. It’s a brilliant program and not only the best value but one that has the very best features when...

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Well hello there !

Posted by Colin Weldon on 21 July 2018.

Greetings, fellow scribblers and readers. It is with great pleasure that I begin my blogging journey with Writing.ie. I thought I would take this first slot to tell you a little about myself and why I’ve chosen a life dedicated to writing about all things science fiction. I currently run a small business in Dublin’s city centre, which has actually come in handy as having a business head helps to think of ideas to promote...

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TO BOLDLY GO: a new blog coming soon from Colin Weldon

Posted by Colin Weldon on 20 July 2018.

Look out for the first post