AK Silversmith is live

Starting a blog feels a bit like buying a derelict house, with the view to turning it into a dream home, and then pitching up on day one and realising you’ve never even used a screwdriver.

Where on earth do you start?

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

If you’ve read The Old Man at the End of the World, you’ll be acquainted with Gerald Stockwell-Poulter, my 87-year old technophobe gentleman protagonist who finds himself in a slightly sticky zombie situation while earthing up leeks at his West Sussex allotment on a sunny Tuesday morning. Gerald would be appalled to find that his creator had a blog and a twitter account (sorry Gerald, but this is the world we now live in) but he also applauds anyone who has a crack, and so I’m going to do just that.

For anyone who has landed here wondering how to get their blog up and running, I have posted a few links on the topic from those in the know for you below. For those who are looking for zombie news, articles about indie publishing or even a few thoughts about allotmenting, you’ve come to the right place. And for anyone who has come to this site seeking more Gerald-related zombie tales (and some other TEOTWAWKI stories), please be assured,more will follow.

First Blog Posts, at Fiction Notes

101 Blog Post Ideas That Will Make Your Blog “HOT”

What Should Authors Blog About?

And for a more balanced view, It’s Time for (Many) Experienced Writers to Stop Blogging

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