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FREE Book!

Posted by Guy Pettengell on April 21, 2014 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Hi All, I'm pleased to let you know that from 20th April, Easter Sunday, to 24th April, my new book The Gift of the Dark is available to download free from Amazon. The Gift of the Dark is the first from the Return of the Dark series. So if you like Dark Fantasy, with interesting characters why not check it out?


The Gift of the Dark (The Sword of Altimar) Part 1


Chidar was known as the 'key-maker', with a natural understanding of the great flows of energy ...

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Is writing a great book enough?

Posted by Guy Pettengell on January 31, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (3)


I've been thinking about this for some time. The short answer is simple... No, it's not.

But a more detailed answer is this: It's the only place to start and it's pretty much a necessity. Only pretty much you ask? Well yes, as sometimes a unique and cracking idea can be enough in itself. For example there are plenty of screenplays that have been re-written beyond belief by other screenwriters, because the idea was great, but the execution was massively flawed. Anyhow what ...

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Do it now!

Posted by Guy Pettengell on January 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)

I've always liked writing, started when I was a kid, then I forgot. I know that sounds weird, but I sort of lost my way; spent time building a career, working hard. Suddenly I realise that the years have flown by... then I remember what I wanted to do, I mean really wanted to do. But even then I procrastinated! Take my first book, Dominant Species, I first got the idea for this story probably 10 years ago... and you know what? It's a good idea too! So I wrote it as a screenp...

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