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Why I believe all authors should have a blog

Matthew Sylvester

This is just a quick blog, as a result of seeing something by Chuck Wendig.

Basically, he stated that authors should have a blog in order to write. By this he meant to experiment, to play with one’s vocabulary and so forth.

An author I know said that this was not what she wanted to do. She writes plenty of other things and doesn’t want to have a blog. Now, that’s all well and good. BUT (I like big buts, I cannot lie), the internet is a funny thing. Some people use Facebook. Some people use Twitter. Some us Tumblr. Some still even use MySpace (I know, we’ll just forget them). Others don’t use any of thing but read blogs.

Any author (as opposed to writer), is writing in order for people to read their writing. There’s no point being an author if you don’t want people to see…

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About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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