Jon Cronshaw's Author Diary

Jon Cronshaw's Author Diary

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Jon Cronshaw shares the ups and downs of his life as a visually impaired science fiction and fantasy author. The British journalist turned independent author released his debut novel Wizard of the Wasteland in June 2017. Subscribe today and start following Jon’s author journey. Visit: http://joncronshaw.com for all the latest news and discover how you can claim your free novella, Addict of the Wasteland.


156 - September 20, 2020 - Local lockdown, The Ravenglass Chronicles, The Return of Odin, Hidden Wisdom, The Craft of Scene Writing, Murder Your Darlings
Sep 19 • 6 min
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155 - September 13, 2020 - The Sun, The Ravenglass Chronicles, Hidden Wisdom, What is Zen, The Unfettered Mind, Alan Partridge
Sep 12 • 4 min
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154 - September 6, 2020 - The Sun, The Ravenglass Chronicles, back to school, potential pivot, adjusting to new routine, The Finding of the Third Eye, the Occult Book, Mysterious Beings, David Icke,
Sep 5 • 9 min
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153 - August 30, 2020 - The Sun, The Ravenglass Chronicles, the Sci-Fi Roundtable, Zecharia Sitchin, Operation Trojan Horse, Ray Bradbury, Lancaster brewery, back-to-school prepping
Aug 29 • 11 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending August 30, 2020. That’s right, it’s the end of August. I cannot believe we already here—what a strange year 2020 has been. This week I’ve continued writing The Sun, episode 19 of The Ravenglass Chronicles.…
152 - August 23, 2020 - The Ravenglass Chronicles, home studio, Zecharia Sitchin, Neil Gaiman, LeVar Burton Reads, the Ray Bradbury Challenge
Aug 22 • 5 min
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151 - August 16, 2020 - The Moon, The Ray Bradbury Challenge, Zecharia Sitchin, The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean, The Kabalion, eBay scams
Aug 15 • 6 min
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150 - August 9, 2020 - The Ravenglass Chronicles, The Sun, The Lost Book of Enki, Gods of Eden, Occult America
Aug 8 • 6 min
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149 - August 2, 2020 - The Moon complete! The Power of Habit, Restoration London, The Lost World of Ancient America, Scam Me if you Can
Aug 1 • 10 min
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148 - July 26, 2020 - holiday, Eurovision, Aladdin, NLP, The Moon, Sci-Fi Roundtable
Jul 25 • 4 min
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147 - July 19, 2020 - Cleric of the Wasteland is live! The Moon, bathroom, Robert Bauval, Robert Schoch, Seth Godin, The Ravenglass Chronicles, Blinkist, Morecambe and Lancaster Speakers
Jul 18 • 7 min
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146 - July 12, 2020 - Low energy, The Moon, John Truby, Brian McClellan, Cleric of the Wasteland, The Ravenglass Chronicles, warts
Jul 11 • 7 min
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145 - July 5, 2020 - Cleric of the Wasteland, The Ravenglass Chronicles, Personal MBA, The Emotional Craft of Fiction, Graham Hancock, Powder Mage, shopping with a guide dog
Jul 4 • 9 min
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144 - June 28, 2020 - Writer’s block, Cleric of the Wasteland, The Confidence Game, Sci-Fi Roundtable, Finding Flow, The Ravenglass Chronicles, Quarter three goals
Jun 27 • 8 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending June 28, 2020. This week I had what I can only describe as writer’s block. Yes, the dreaded writer’s block. I always thought that writer’s block was a myth, that it is something that only happens to…
143 - June 21, 2020 - The Ravenglass Chronicles, Dean Wesley Smith, J Thorn, Brian McClellan, Joe Rogan, Bret Weinstein
Jun 20 • 7 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending June 21, 2020. After the intensity of last week getting Cleric of the Wasteland ready for the editor, I decided to take this week off. That lasted about two days before I started getting twitchy! So, I…
142 - June 14, 2020 - Cleric of the Wasteland complete, The Star, Red Land Black Land, The Giants Who Ruled America
Jun 13 • 7 min
Welcome to Jon’s Author Diary for the week ending June 14, 2020. Woohoo! It’s taken a while, but the final draft of Cleric of the Wasteland is done and ready for the editor. I started work on this book in winter 2017, so it feels good to finally be done…
141 - June 7, 2020 - Cleric of the Wasteland progress, Ancient Egypt, home-schooling, 5am club
Jun 6 • 3 min
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140 - May 31, 2020 - Cleric of the Wasteland progress, Egypt update, Sins of Empire, Creativity, Sci-Fi Roundtable
May 30 • 9 min
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139 - May 24, 2020 - Two releases in one week, Cleric of the Wasteland progress, 5am club, lockdown eased, Egypt, Powder Mage
May 23 • 6 min
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138 - May 17, 2020 - Blind Reset launch, The Tower launch, lockdown birthday, Venus, Cleric of the Wasteland, Influence, Pre-suasion
May 16 • 9 min
Welcome to Jon’s Author Diary for the week ending May 17, 2020. Something happened this week that felt like a massive weight was lifted off my shoulders, like a huge ball of tension burst. Some of the lockdown restrictions were lifted here in England on…
137 - May 10, 2020 - The Ravenglass Chronicles, Cleric of the Wasteland, Blind Reset, Black Death, Millionaire Fast-lane, Scott Adams
May 9 • 10 min
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136 - May 3, 2020 - The Star first draft, The Ravenglass Chronicles, Minor Arcana, Race Across the World, economics, Rich Dad Poor Dad, chess
May 2 • 9 min
Welcome to Jon’s Author Diary for the week ending May 3, 2020. As I write this, I’ve just finished my first draft of The Star, book 17 of The Ravenglass Chronicles. Book 16, The Tower is currently with the editor, so I’m hoping to get that released as…
135 - April 26, 2020 - lockdown, mental health, Forbidden Archaeology, Ancient Aliens, Scott Adams, economics MasterClass
Apr 25 • 6 min
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134 - April 19, 2020 - The Ravenglass Chronicles progress, Blind Reset, Cleric of the Wasteland, Black Death trilogy, Dan Brown, Tiger King
Apr 18 • 7 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending April 19, 2020. I have had a busy week, working hard to get my redraft of The Tower, episode 16 of The Ravenglass Chronicles written. It’s now ready for the editor. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be working…
133 - April 11, 2020 - The Devil launch, The Tower, teaching son guitar, home-schooling, walking, The Black Swan, Dan Brown, Fleabag
Apr 11 • 5 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending April 12, 2020. It’s been another busy week of lockdown. I’ve kept on with my schedule of writing in the mornings then home-schooling my son in the afternoons. His guitar lessons are going really well.…
132 - April 5, 2020 - The Ravenglass Chronicles progress, quarter two goals, Blind Reset, Cleric of the Wasteland, Terry Pratcnett, Ancient Egypt
Apr 4 • 6 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending April 5, 2020. Hasn’t it been a strange couple of weeks? I hope you’re keeping safe and you’re doing your part to keep this virus from spreading. My family and I have been isolating since March 17. We’re…
131 - March 29, 2020 - LOCKDOWN, Horrible Histories, homeschooling, The Ravenglass Chronicles, Earth Ancients
Mar 28 • 4 min
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130 - March 22, 2020 - Coronavirus, prepping, homeschooling, self-isolation, consuming news, The Ravenglass Chronicles, Oxsight glasses
Mar 21 • 8 min
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129 - March 15, 2020 - Blind Reset, The Devil, Oxsigh Prism glasses, Terry Pratchett, 1177bc, The Art of Possibility
Mar 14 • 7 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending March 15, 2020. I finally finished the second draft of Blind Reset…finally. That took so much more effort than it needed. I ended up adding about 20,000 words to the manuscript. But it’s done and ready…
128 - March 8, 2020 - Blind Reset, The Ravenglass Chronicles, Oxsight Prism glasses, Sci-fi Roundtable, Atlantis
Mar 7 • 4 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending March 8, 2020. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on my second draft of Blind Reset, the follow-up to my gamelit novel/meditation on disability, Blind Gambit. I thought I would have had it done by…
127 - March 1, 2020 - prepping for Coronavirus lock-down, Blind Reset progress, eye-strain, Oxsight Prism glasses, Ancient Egypt, pyramids
Feb 29 • 6 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 126 - February 23, 2020
Feb 22 • 5 min
Jon’s Author Diary - 125 - February 16, 2020
Feb 15 • 3 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending February 16, 2020. This week was a mixed bag in terms of productivity. My voice has been a bit dodgy, so dictating my first draft of The Devil will have to wait. Instead, I’ve been working on my second…
Jon’s Author Diary - 124 - February 9, 2020
Feb 8 • 5 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending February 9, 2020. I write this in a lot of pain because on Thursday I went to hospital and had my shoulder scanned and pumped full of steroids. It’s as if someone has come down on it with a brick. I have a…
Jon’s Author Diary - 123 - February 2, 2020
Feb 1 • 6 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending February 2, 2020—that 02 02 2020! I finished my third draft of Temperance this week, which is book 14 of The Ravenglass Chronicles. That’s now with a couple of early readers to get some feedback before it…
Jon’s Author Diary - 122 - January 26, 2020
Jan 25 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 121 - January 19, 2020
Jan 18 • 2 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 120 - January 12, 2020
Jan 11 • 10 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending January 12, 2020. I returned to the writing desk on Monday and started getting up at 5am again to meditate and exercise before writing. Because of taking time off for Christmas and New Year, my sleep…
Jon’s Author Diary - 119 - 2020 Goals
Jan 5 • 2 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 118 - Best reads of 2019
Dec 29, 2019 • 3 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 117 - Review of 2019
Dec 28, 2019 • 19 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 116 - December 22, 2019
Dec 22, 2019 • 3 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 115 - December 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019 • 4 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 114 - December 8, 2019
Dec 8, 2019 • 5 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending December 8, 2019. My wife and son have been ill this week, so I’ve not done as much writing as usual. My son was ill last weekend and was home on Monday, and then my wife got the same illness. I think it…
Jon’s Author Diary - 113 - December 1, 2019
Dec 1, 2019 • 8 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 112 - November 24, 2019
Nov 23, 2019 • 10 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 111 - November 17, 2019
Nov 16, 2019 • 8 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending November 17, 2019. I was ill this week had what was probably the flu, so I was in bed for about four days. This was all the typical symptoms of cold sweats and waking up in the middle of the night full of…
Jon’s Author Diary - 110 - November 10, 2019
Nov 9, 2019 • 7 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending November 10, 2019. It’s been a busy week. Last weekend I went to see my family in Wolverhampton. We celebrated bonfire night a few days early—so there were lots of fireworks, a curry, and gin. I’m not sure…
Jon’s Author Diary - 109 - November 3, 2019
Nov 3, 2019 • 3 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 108 - October 27, 2019
Oct 27, 2019 • 6 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending October 27, 2019. This week has been half-term holidays in the UK, so I have been in dad mode. It’s been great spending quality time with my son—the kid is so imaginative! He could talk for England on the…
Jon’s Author Diary - 107 - October 20, 2019
Oct 19, 2019 • 8 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 106 - October 13, 2019
Oct 13, 2019 • 6 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending October 13, 2019. I managed to finish the first draft of The Hanged Man and am almost done with my second draft. Hopefully, I’ll have the final draft ready for the editor by the end of next week. Last week…
Jon’s Author Diary - 105 - October 6, 2019
Oct 6, 2019 • 8 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending October 6, 2019. It’s been a mixed bag of a week. It started well enough. I wrote a short story called The Princess and the Tailor for a charity anthology inspired by Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I took the…
Jon’s Author Diary - 104 - September 29, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 103 - September 22, 2019
Sep 22, 2019 • 3 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending September 22, 2019. It’s been a busy week. Last Sunday I launched episode 1 to 11 box set of The Ravenglass Chronicles, so I’ve been doing a lot things this week to get new readers interested in that. I…
Jon’s Author Diary - 102 - September 15, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 • 11 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 101 - September 8, 2019
Sep 8, 2019 • 7 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending September 8, 2019. I’ve had a difficult but productive week. I started working on my first draft of The Hanged Man, which is episode 12 of The Ravenglass Chronicles. I’ve written the first four scenes, but…
Jon’s Author Diary - 100 - September 1, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 • 11 min
Welcome to Jon’s Author Diary for the week ending September 1, 2019…yes, September. I’ve had a productive week. If you’ve been receiving my newsletters for a while, you now that I’ve been telling myself not to start new projects until I clear the backlog…
Jon’s Author Diary - 099 - August 25, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 • 2 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending August 25, 2019. This week has been a bit of a mixed bag. A virus knocked me back for a couple of days, so this gave me chance to read a big chunk of Anthony Ryan’s Blood Songs, book one in his Raven…
Jon’s Author Diary - 098 - August 18, 2019
Aug 18, 2019 • 4 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 097 - August 11, 2019
Aug 11, 2019 • 13 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 096 - August 4, 2019
Aug 4, 2019 • 9 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for week ending August 4, 2019. It’s been a slow week in terms of actual writing. I have been in holiday mode, so I’ve been doing dad stuff. My mother came to stay and took a daytrip to Blackpool in scorching sunshine. I…
Jon’s Author Diary - 095 - July 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019 • 11 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for July 29, 2019. Last week was the 10th anniversary of my wife and me getting married. So we went to Scotland to spend a week in a log cabin enjoying wine and a hot tub. We then went to Edinburgh, where I attended the…
Jon’s Author Diary - 094 - July 21, 2019
Jul 21, 2019 • 4 min
Hello, welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending July 21, 2019. I have finished my first draft of Blind Reset! It’s taken me over a year, but I’ve done it. It’s a good feeling to know that it’s not an abandoned project, just postponed one. I also…
Jon’s Author Diary - 093 - July 14, 2019
Jul 14, 2019 • 5 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending, July 14, 2019. I’ve had another productive week. I’ve been working on my first draft of Blind Reset, my follow-up to Blind Gambit. I’m just about to write the final six chapters, so I should have a first…
Jon’s Author Diary - 092 - July 7, 2019
Jul 7, 2019 • 7 min
Welcome to Jon’s Author Diary for the week ending July 7, 2019. This week has been characterised by getting first drafts done. I complete the first drafts of Cleric of the Wasteland, the Black Death trilogy, and Black Death: London. Black Death: London…
Jon’s Author Diary - 091 - June 30, 2019
Jun 30, 2019 • 8 min
Welcome to my author diary for the week ending June 30, 2019. I’ve had another productive week. I’ve continued getting up at 5am in order to get a few extra hours work done before everyone else in the house wakes up I wrote the first draft of Justice,…
Jon’s Author Diary - 090 - June 23, 2019
Jun 23, 2019 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 089 - June 16, 2019
Jun 16, 2019 • 2 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 088 - June 9, 2019
Jun 9, 2019 • 8 min
Welcome to Jon’s Author Diary for the week ending June 9, 2019. I am back at the writing desk after last week’s half-term holiday and have been experimenting with a new schedule for my work. So instead of just focusing on one project at a time, I now work…
Jon’s Author Diary - 087 - June 2, 2019
Jun 2, 2019 • 4 min
Welcome to Jon’s author diary for the week ending June 2, 2019. This week was the half-term holidays, so my wife and son have been at home. We visited my family in the Midlands, so it was great to catch up with my siblings. On the car journey, we listened…
Jon’s Author Diary - 086 - May 26, 2019
May 26, 2019 • 4 min
Welcome to Jon’s Author Diary for the week ending May 26, 2019. I carried on writing my non-fiction books. I sent Finish Your First Novel off to my beta readers to get some feedback and finished the second draft of the main body of Podcasting for Authors.…
Jon’s Author Diary - 085 - May 19, 2019
May 19, 2019 • 4 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 084 - May 12, 2019
May 11, 2019 • 4 min
Hello and welcome to my Author Diary for the week ending May 12, 2019. May 12 is my birthday. So happy birthday to me. I received a new guitar amp from my wife, so I’ll be annoying my neighbours/family with clumsy renditions of Queens of the Stone Age…
Jon’s Author Diary - 083 - May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019 • 5 min
Hello, welcome to my author newsletter for the week ending May 5, 2019. I’ve had a very productive week. I managed to finish my first draft of The Hermit, episode nine of The Ravenglass Chronicles. I’m really pleased with how that went. I think it answers…
Jon’s Author Diary - 082 - April 28, 2019
Apr 28, 2019 • 4 min
Hello, welcome to my Author Diary for the week ending April 28, 2019. I had a fun week. I’ve not done much in the way of work. My sister came to stay with her boyfriend and my nephew. My nephew is eight and my son is six, and they get on really well. I…
Jon’s Author Diary - 081 - April 21, 2019
Apr 21, 2019 • 5 min
Hello, welcome to my Author Diary for the week ending April 21, 2019. This week has been a bit different to what I expected. My son went to stay with his grandma for a couple of days, so that gave me chance to do some writing. Because this wasn’t…
Jon’s Author Diary - 080 - April 14, 2019
Apr 14, 2019 • 6 min
Hello, welcome to my author update the weekend. In April 14, 2019. I’ve had a very busy week. Admittedly, most of it’s been spent playing with my son who is on his Easter holiday. We’ve been enjoying the sunshine, wrestling on his trampoline, and bingeing…
Jon’s Author Diary - 079 - April 7, 2019
Apr 7, 2019 • 4 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 078 - March 31, 2019
Mar 31, 2019 • 4 min
Jon completed his second draft of Strength just in time for four weeks away from writing. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to releases by joining Jon on Patreon. Visit: patreon.com/joncronshawauthor to get instant…
Jon’s Author Diary - 077 - March 24, 2019
Mar 24, 2019 • 5 min
Jon started work on his second draft of Strength. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to releases by joining Jon on Patreon. Visit: patreon.com/joncronshawauthor to get instant access for as a little as $1 a month. Email…
Jon’s Author Diary - 076 - March 17, 2019
Mar 17, 2019 • 5 min
Jon completed his first draft of Strength and talks about taking the Margaret Atwood Masterclass. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to releases by joining Jon on Patreon. Visit: patreon.com/joncronshawauthor to get…
Jon’s Author Diary - 075 - March 10, 2019
Mar 10, 2019 • 4 min
Jon was ill this week and talks about taking the Dan Brown Masterclass. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to releases by joining Jon on Patreon. Visit: patreon.com/joncronshawauthor to get instant access for as a little…
Jon’s Author Diary - 074 - March 3, 2019
Mar 3, 2019 • 6 min
Jon completed his third draft of The Chariot and talks about taking the Neil Gaiman Masterclass. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to releases by joining Jon on Patreon. Visit: patreon.com/joncronshawauthor to get…
Jon’s Author Diary - 073 - February 24, 2019
Feb 24, 2019 • 3 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 072 - February 17, 2019
Feb 17, 2019 • 6 min
Jon completed his rewrite of Wizard of the wasteland and carried on with his second draft of The Chariot. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to releases by joining Jon on Patreon. Visit: patreon.com/joncronshawauthor to…
Jon’s Author Diary - 071 - February 10, 2019
Feb 10, 2019 • 4 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 070 - February 3, 2019
Feb 3, 2019 • 3 min
Jon wrote through depression this week to write towards the first draft of The Chariot. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to releases by joining Jon on Patreon. Visit: patreon.com/joncronshawauthor to get instant access…
Jon’s Author Diary - 069 - January 27, 2019
Jan 27, 2019 • 8 min
Jon finished his third draft of The Lovers and started work on the first draft of The Chariot. He talks about re-reading Moby Dick, meditation, and learning harmonica. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to releases by…
Jon’s Author Diary - 068 - January 20, 2019
Jan 20, 2019 • 4 min
Jon spent the week writing the second draft of The Lovers, episode seven of The Ravenglass Chronicles. He talks about the book The Gulag Archipelago and his decision to join Patreon. Get the show a day early, plus regular short stories and early access to…
Jon’s Author Diary - 067 - January 13, 2019
Jan 13, 2019 • 9 min
Jon is back at his writing desk after the Christmas break. He wrote the first draft to The Lovers, episode seven of The Ravenglass Chronicles. He talks about not missing Twitter, his new harmonica, and how he has taken up meditation. Get the show a day…
Jon’s Author Diary - 066 - January 6, 2019
Jan 6, 2019 • 4 min
It’s time to look forward. Jon outlines his goals for 2019. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com or to @jlcronshaw on Twitter. Check out Jon’s other podcasts Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old school friend through the…
Jon’s Author Diary - 065 - December 30, 2018
Dec 30, 2018 • 12 min
It’s time for Jon’s review of 2018. What went well? What didn’t? Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com or to @jlcronshaw on Twitter. Check out Jon’s other podcasts Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old school friend through…
Jon’s Author Diary - 064 - December 23, 2018
Dec 23, 2018 • 4 min
Jon launched The Emperor this week and outlined The Lovers, the next book in The Ravenglass Chronicles. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com or to @jlcronshaw on Twitter. Check out Jon’s other podcasts Stop Booking Around!, where he his…
Jon’s Author Diary - 063 - December 16, 2018
Dec 16, 2018 • 4 min
Jon completed his final draft of The Hierophant and got The Emperor ready for publication. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com or to @jlcronshaw on Twitter. Check out Jon’s other podcasts Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an…
Jon’s Author Diary - 062 - December 9, 2018
Dec 9, 2018 • 9 min
Jon tore apart his draft of The Hierophant and rebuilt from the ground-up. He also talks about why he’s pulled back from using Twitter. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com or to @jlcronshaw on Twitter. Check out Jon’s other podcasts…
Jon’s Author Diary - 061 - December 2, 2018
Dec 2, 2018 • 4 min
This week, Jon re-drafted the first two books in the Black Death series. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com or to @jlcronshaw on Twitter. Check out Jon’s other podcasts Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old school friend…
Jon’s Author Diary - 060 - November 25, 2018
Nov 25, 2018 • 4 min
Jon finished the second draft of The Hierophant, episode six of his serial, The Ravenglass Chronicles. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com or to @jlcronshaw on Twitter. Check out Jon’s other podcasts Stop Booking Around!, where he his…
Jon’s Author Diary - 059 - November 18. 2018
Nov 18, 2018 • 5 min
Jon started working on the second draft of The Hierophant, episode six of his serial, The Ravenglass Chronicles. He also added more chapters to his first draft of Cleric of the Wasteland. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com or to…
Jon’s Author Diary - 058 - November 11, 2018
Nov 11, 2018 • 5 min
Jon completed his first draft of The Hierophant, episode six of his serial, The Ravenglass Chronicles. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old school friend…
Jon’s Author Diary - 057 - November 4, 2018
Nov 4, 2018 • 5 min
Jon is back at the writing desk after the half-term break. He ended up adding another 2,000 words to The Empress and completed his third draft of The Emperor. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop…
Jon’s Author Diary - 056 - October 28, 2018
Oct 28, 2018 • 5 min
It’s half-term this week, so Jon has had a chance to step away from the writing and reflect on some aspects of his future writing career. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he…
Jon’s Author Diary - 055 - October 21, 2018
Oct 21, 2018 • 3 min
This week, Jon completed his second draft of the Emperor and launched the fifth collection of Otaku Stories. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old school…
Jon’s Author Diary - 054 - October 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018 • 5 min
This week, Jon completed his first draft of the Emperor and brought the release date for The High Priestess forward. He also gives an update on the future of the Stop Booking Around! podcast and talks about this year’s National Novel Writing Month…
Jon’s Author Diary - 053 - October 7, 2018
Oct 7, 2018 • 4 min
This week, Jon completed his final draft of The Empress, the fourth novella in his epic fantasy series, The Ravenglass Chronicles. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his…
Jon’s Author Diary - 052 - September 30, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 • 4 min
This week Jon completed his second draft of The Empress, the fourth novella in his epic fantasy series, The Ravenglass Chronicles. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his…
Jon’s Author Diary - 051 - September 23
Sep 23, 2018 • 3 min
Jon is working on his second draft of The Empress and finished reading the Fellowhip of the Ring. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old school friend…
Jon’s Author Diary - 050 - September 16. 2018
Sep 16, 2018 • 5 min
Jon launched The Magician yesterday, started writing The Empress, and continued working on Cleric of the Wasteland. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old…
Jon’s Author Diary - 049 - September 9, 2018
Sep 9, 2018 • 3 min
Jon outlined the next two novellas in his epic fantasy serial, The Ravenglass Chronicles. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old school friend through the…
Jon’s Author Diary - 048 - September 2, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 • 3 min
Jon finished his second draft of the High Priestess and The Magician is all ready for publication on September 15. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old…
Jon’s Author Diary - 047 - August 26, 2018
Aug 26, 2018 • 4 min
Jon continued re-drafting The High Priestess, has chosen a narrator for the Blind Gambit audiobook, and has been promoting his story Clockwork Titan. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking…
Jon’s Author Diary - 046 - August 19, 2018
Aug 19, 2018 • 4 min
Jon has started re-drafting The High Priestess and has launched The Fool as a free book on Amazon to get readers interested in his fantasy series. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!,…
Jon’s Author Diary - 045 - August 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 • 4 min
Although Jon is still is summer holiday mode, he managed to complete another edit of The Fool and The Magician based on some great pointers from a beta reader. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop…
Jon’s Author Diary - 044 - August 5, 2018
Aug 5, 2018 • 3 min
Jon was on holiday in Scotland this past week and found some inspiration for his forthcoming fantasy series. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Check out Jon’s other podcast Stop Booking Around!, where he his mentoring an old school…
Jon’s Author Diary - 043 -
Jul 29, 2018 • 4 min
Jon launched the first in a series of short story collections this week. Awake: Otaku Stories Volume One contains three stories inspired by the movie Akira. You can listen to the creative process that inspired these stories on the Otaku on Writing…
Jon’s Author Diary - 042 - July 22, 2018
Jul 22, 2018 • 5 min
Jon has had another busy week. He launched a new podcast Otaku on Writing, where three authors dissect classic anime to inspire original fiction. He also finished the first draft to The High Priestess, book 2 in his epic fantasy novella series, The…
Jon’s Author Diary - 041 - July 15, 2018
Jul 15, 2018 • 5 min
Stop Booking Around!: How to Overcome Author Procrastination is now live on Amazon. If you’re listening to this podcast on July 15-22, 2018, you can get the book for free on Amazon here: tinyurl.com/stopbookingaround. And, if you get something useful from…
Jon’s Author Diary - 040 - July 8, 2018
Jul 8, 2018 • 5 min
Jon has been finalising his non-fiction book Stop Booking Around!: How to Overcome Author Procrastination, and outlined the next book in his epic fantasy serial, The Ravenglass Chronicles. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Get your…
Jon’s Author Diary - 039 - July 1, 2018
Jul 1, 2018 • 2 min
Jon completed the second draft of his novella, The Magician. He also received the Stop Booking Around! non-fiction book from editor, so has been working through some of the changes. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Get your free…
Jon’s Author Diary - 038 - June 24, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 • 1 min
Jon completed the first draft of his novella in his epic fantasy series. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Get your free copy of Addict of the Wasteland, the prequel to his Wasteland series, by visiting…
Jon’s Author Diary - 037 - June 17, 2018
Jun 17, 2018 • 5 min
Jon completed the first novelette in his epic fantasy series. He answers a difficult question about Blind Reset and reflects on the balance between art and business. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Get your free copy of Addict of…
Jon’s Author Diary - 036 - June 10, 2018
Jun 10, 2018 • 6 min
Jon had to make a difficult decision this week about Blind Reset. He talks about his progress on Cleric of the Wasteland and his epic fantasy series. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Get your free copy of Addict of the Wasteland,…
Jon’s Author Diary - 035 - June 3, 2018
Jun 3, 2018 • 15 min
Jon had much of the week off. He joined Pinterest and edited his short story for the Morecambe Steampunk Festival. As a bonus, you can listen to the live recording of the story as performed today at Morecambe’s Winter Gardens theatre. Email your questions…
Jon’s Author Diary - 034 - May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018 • 2 min
Amazon #1 best-selling author, Jon Cronshaw (yes, you read that right!), carried on with the first draft of Blind Reset. It’s going a bit slower than he’d hoped. Email your questions to Jon (at) joncronshaw (dot) com. Get your free copy of Addict of the…
Jon’s Author Diary - 033 - May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018 • 3 min
Jon started work on Blind Reset this week and wrote a slightly insane steampunk story to perform the Morecambe Steampunk Festival on June 3. He also got the cover back for the Stop Booking Around non-fiction book. Email your questions to Jon (at)…
Jon’s Author Diary - 032 - May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018 • 4 min
Jon sent his non-fiction book Stop Booking Around! to his copy editor and is geting ready to start work on Blind Reset. Blind Gambit will be available at the limited price of 99p/99c for the next few days. Click HERE to order your copy today. Email your…
Jon’s Author Diary - 031 - May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 030 - April 29, 2018
Apr 29, 2018 • 3 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 029 - April 22, 2018
Apr 22, 2018 • 2 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 028 - April 15, 2018
Apr 15, 2018 • 4 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 027 - April 8, 2018
Apr 8, 2018 • 6 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 026 - April 1, 2018
Apr 1, 2018 • 2 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 025 - March 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 024 - March 18, 2018
Mar 18, 2018 • 7 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 023 - March 11, 2018
Mar 11, 2018 • 11 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 022 - March 4, 2018
Mar 4, 2018 • 6 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 021 - February 25, 2018
Feb 25, 2018 • 4 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 020 - February 18, 2018
Feb 18, 2018 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 019 - February 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018 • 7 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 018 - February 4, 2018
Feb 4, 2018 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 017 - January 28, 2018
Jan 28, 2018 • 3 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 016 - January 21, 2018
Jan 21, 2018 • 3 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 015 - January 14, 2018
Jan 14, 2018 • 3 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 014 - January 7, 2018
Jan 7, 2018 • 9 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 013 - December 31, 2017
Dec 31, 2017 • 10 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 012 - December 24, 2017
Dec 24, 2017 • 13 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 011 - December 17, 2017
Dec 17, 2017 • 11 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 010 - December 10, 2017
Dec 10, 2017 • 4 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 009 - December 3, 2017
Dec 3, 2017 • 6 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 008 - November 26, 2017
Nov 26, 2017 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 007 - November 19, 2017
Nov 19, 2017 • 8 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 006 - November 12, 2017
Nov 12, 2017 • 5 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 005 - November 5, 2017
Nov 5, 2017 • 9 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 004 - October 29, 2017
Oct 29, 2017 • 9 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 003 - October 22, 2017
Oct 22, 2017 • 10 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 002 - October 15, 2017
Oct 15, 2017 • 8 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 001 - October 8, 2017
Oct 8, 2017 • 12 min
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Jon’s Author Diary - 000 - Introduction
Oct 1, 2017 • 1 min
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