Author Archives: chelecooke

About chelecooke

Self-Published author of the Out of Orbit series and the Teeth series. UCL Residence Assistant, obsessive cross stitcher, avid reader and TV show watcher.

Killer Characters: Morals Need Not Apply

I’ve been working hard on reorganising my writing business to make it easier to manage, open up to the right audience, and basically make it run better so that, perhaps someday, I can do this full time. Part of that … Continue reading

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The NaNo Novel Mix-Up

On the 1st of November, 2012, I began writing the first draft of what would later become Dead and Buryd. Since then, every November I sat sat down and written the first 50,000 words of the next Out of Orbit … Continue reading

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Sowing the Seeds of Book Buildings

G.R.R Martin once classified writers as gardeners or architects. Architects plan where every beam of character will go, how every wall of plot goes in a building, before they lay the first brick of writing. Gardeners, on the other hand, plant seeds … Continue reading

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Rack and Ruin: Tours, Covers, and Blurbs

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post here, which admittedly is due to a number of factors including crazy work schedule, writing a hell of a lot, and attempting to get Rack and Ruin, the third book … Continue reading

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The Idea-Space Continuum and other Writing Science

Every summer, my quiet little halls of residence job goes crazy. Ninety percent of the students move out and we become a low priced hotel to anyone and everyone who wants to book. This means weekend shifts and the office … Continue reading

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Kicking and Crying in Marketing and Editing

The Kickstarter for book 3 in the Out of Orbit series has eight days to go. If you’ve been considering supporting this and getting some goodies and some exclusive stuff not to be found anywhere else, now is the time. … Continue reading

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Said is not dead!

Every couple of months or so a slew of posts, infographics, and articles wing their way around the internet claiming that ‘Said is Dead’. Now, I don’t know exactly how many funerals the web-browsing collective have held for the apparently … Continue reading

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The Long Game

I didn’t intend on writing a blog post until next week with the kickstarter for Rack and Ruin taking up a lot of my time. However, this topic has been coming up repeatedly with my close friend over the last … Continue reading

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Out of Orbit Book 3 and Kickstarter!

Things have been rather crazy for the last month or so. I’ve been writing, editing, and promoting as well as my day job and a holiday in Wales with my family. As it turns out, even playing with my two … Continue reading

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Dead Stress under Deadlines

I had a very exciting day yesterday. Instead of groaning as I received yet another spam or pointless email, I was glued to my gmail as I made a decision on an editor for the third Out of Orbit book. … Continue reading

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