My name is Dylan Hearn and I am an author. It has taken me a while to admit this. I started this blog because I wanted to write, so I wrote about many different things, but over time the blog has become focussed on the act of writing and self-publishing. This doesn’t mean I’m anti- traditional publishing but I have little experience of it.
I rarely, if ever, talk about how to write, but I often talk about everything around it. Luckily, a few people have found my thoughts valuable (I ignore the ones that don’t).
Disclaimer: I limit myself to spending only one hour on each post, plus a bit of extra time for editing, because I prefer to concentrate on writing my fiction. However, this does mean you may find the odd typo or grammatical error. I blame my fingers.
To date I have released two books of my Transcendence Trilogy and am currently working on the third. I may occasionally talk about them. To find out more about them, please click on the links below:
Second Chance: The Transcendence Trilogy Book 1
Great blog man. For the record in the U.S. military we write and say the date 4 July, 6 November, etc… Even though I have been retired four years now, I still write it this way.
Thanks for today’s activity suggestion. Taking my four year old outside right now to teach him about Blue Tits. Praying for same result.
Hi! You’re more than welcome and thanks for dropping by. It would be great if we can start a new transatlantic craze. Thanks for the update on the dates. It’s nice to know there is still a part of the US that can write them properly 😉
Love the blog layout, so simple. Hope all is well mate.
Thank’s Lloyd. Good luck with your blog. Sports journalism is tough to break into, but I loved your posts on Michael Clarke and Archie Jackson.
Are you going to do the NaNoWriMo next month?
I wrote the first half of mine that way last year and find myself wondering if I have the energy and courage to finish it this October.
It certainly concentrates the mind to have to write 55.000 words in 30 days 🙂
[aprille dot me]
Possibly, I haven’t decided yet. It all depends how quickly I finish my edits to this book and if I have enough time to plan out the next one. I’m very, very tempted though…
I just wanted to say, I really enjoy your blog. It’s been in my WordPress Reader feed for a while, but I’ve now opted for emails when you post – I look forward to reading more wry observations. I’ve also put you on my blogroll at http://awritersnotepad.wordpress.com/ – I hope that’s ok.
Thank you, Jools and of course, it’s OK. In fact it’s more than OK, I’d be honoured.
Congratulations on the publication of your book 🙂 I wish you all the best with it. It sounds interesting! I’ll have to add it to my ever-growing list of books to read. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
Thanks for your good wishes, Jennifer, and thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy what you read.
All the best,
Hi! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Please check http://seekingsomepeace.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/nomination-number-two/ for details 🙂
Thank you so much for the nomination. I’m afraid I don’t accept these type of awards but I really do appreciate the sentiment behind it. I hope you understand.
Guess what – I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can see how it works on my award post here (http://awritersnotepad.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/versatile-blogger-award/. If you decide to participate, you just need to follow the rules for the award, which are:
• Display the Award Certificate on your blog (just cut-and-paste it from my post)
• Write a post and link back to the blogger who nominated you – that’s me!
• Nominate 15 other bloggers (I’ve kept to 10 as 15 seemed quite a lot)
• Inform them of their nomination via comment on their blog
• Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
Whether you join in or not, I just want you to know that I nominated you because I love your blog and thought you would like to see it – and Second Chance – shared with some new readers.
Hi Dylan! I have nominated you for Seven Awards, because I think you and your blog are truly creative and fantastic. I hope you will accept! Congratulations and here is the link: http://simplyilka.com/2014/03/01/7-awards-the-amazing-pack-of-7-in-1/
Hi Ilka, thank you so much for the nomination, it really means a lot. Unfortunately I don’t like to get involved in these awards. I do appreciate the sentiment, though. Dylan
Good luck with your book, Dylan. SD
Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!
Heeeyyy … I just bought your book! All ’cause you intrigued me on Twitter. (Guess Twitter works!!)
Wow, thank you so much, Lauren. I hope you like it.
Nice to meet you, Dylan. It seems like we have a lot in common. I look forward to reading all about your writing adventures and maybe you’ll read about some of mine 🙂
Hi! Thank you for dropping by. Yes, we seem to have a lot in common. Good luck on your journey, which I look forward to catching up with 🙂
Hi Dylan, hope you are enjoying the nice, long weekend! I’ve tagged you in a Meet My Main Character Book Tour. If you want to take part you can read all about it here: http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2014/05/26/meet-my-main-character-blog-tour/ 🙂
Hi Dylan, I’ve nominated you to my writing blog hop
Hope that’s ok, over to you
Hi, Dylan. I’ve just finished reading Second Chance and really enjoyed it. Amazon and Good Read reviews will be forthcoming when I’m organised! I blog all books I enjoy as well 🙂
Thank you, Justine. What a lovely Friday surprise! I am both touched and humbled that you enjoyed Second Chance, and that you took the time to let me know. I can wait to read your thoughts.
Thank you so much once again.
Ok, I’ve added you to my Blogroll, because, apart from your writing, you always speak such comment sense and, lets face it, we all need as much of that as possible
Thank you, Peter. That’s very kind of you (and a good reminder that I really should have a blog roll of my own).
Great blog, Dylan. Have been following you on twitter for a while but it took me some time to discover your blog for some odd reason!
Thank you! I’m glad you discovered my blog 🙂 I love twitter but it’s hard to have an in-depth discussion with 140 characters.
A great intro to your blog. I had glanced at it once before thanks to a reblog by Graeme Cummings, but after having read ‘Second Chance’ will be making closer and more frequent visits…
Good morning Dylan,
Good to hear that you are in Suffolk. We are a recently formed internet based writers group. Our membership is smallish but active and growing. We help aspiring writers to become accomplished scribes and welcome articles blogs etc from authors. Happy to include promotional links providing they meet the usual, honest, legal, decent etc.. criteria and are also looking for proof readers/ editors/ 1 : 1 mentors – people who would like to partner with us.
Hope to hear from you
Hi Dylan, I see you don’t participate in blog awards, but I wanted to let you know that I appreciate your blog. Thanks for all that you do to help your fellow writers. 🙂 Hopefully more traffic will now come your way, you deserve it! http://doorwaybetweenworlds.com/2015/01/14/versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you, Sue. Yes, I don’t often take part in awards but it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate them, especially when coming from somebody whose own blog I admire, so thank you.
PS – Thanks also for unknowingly reminding me that my about page needs updating!
Hi! Nicholas Rossis recommended that I reach out to you. I’m working to launch a new sci-fi magazine. Nicholas is one of the authors for the first issue, and we are working to promote a Kickstarter to launch it in style. I’d love to send you an info sheet so that you can help spread the word!
Hi Daniel, yes, I’d love to know more. please send it to my email authordylanhearn (at) gmail.com
Many thanks for the follow oh wondrous teller of tales! Looking forward to number three… I must do the no. 2 review. It will happen, honest.
I’ve been following you for ages. It was a combination of the wordpress app and clumsy thumbs that unfollowed you. I immediately followed back again.
Yeah I thought so but my politeness gene kicks in when I see a follow! Anyway you deserve a bit of flattery…
I do, I agree 😉
I tagged you today – enjoy! http://mandyevebarnett.com/2015/03/12/qa-7-deadly-sins-of-books/
I should follow your example and limit the time I spend per post.
Lovely to meet you here and looks like I will be meeting you in person at the Bloggers Bash in August.
And lovely to meet you too. I look forward to seeing you in August.