Author Archives: Vic James

I really loved the audiobook recording process. It felt like a mashup of my former day-job, which I still love (TV producer/director) and my current day-job (author – yay!). So in between the four daily recording sessions of the GILDED … Continue reading

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Oft-repeated advice to writers is: Write the book you want to read. The only drawback is that as its creator, you’ll never truly be able to be its reader. The book won’t build a world out of nothing in your … Continue reading

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Time and creativity are more precious than money. So hoping that people buy your book is one thing (did you know you can pre-order GILDED CAGE, heh). But hoping that someone might feel inspired by your characters and world to … Continue reading

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There’s little more thrilling – and terrifying – than knowing that your book is finally (finally!) out there in the world, in readers’ hands. And because these first ‘advance reading copies’ (or AREs, as they’re also known in the US) … Continue reading

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So in the summer of 2014 I had an 88,000-word first draft. And I was pretty pleased with it! But nobody in the history of everything has subbed an untouched first draft, right? So here’s what I did next, to … Continue reading

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