Author Archives: jimmurdoch

Change requires change

An intimate look at the challenges of life Someone has said that the only constant is change. Albert Einstein is accredited to having said that unless people are prepared to change their results will always be the same. Many torture themselves with the idea that they want something different in their lives, yet they will…

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Unconscious Writing

When a writer sits down and writes, what is actually happening? How much does the writer actually know in advance what they are going to write?  A week ago I attended my first ever writer’s conference, the Geneva Writer’s Conference, organized by the Geneva Writer’s Group. Not only because I visited a workshop on Zen…

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I’ve been featured

I’ve been featured on Author Blogger Exchange. I had a chance to share my story. So rather than repeat it all here go along and read about “Pursuit” and how it all came about. -> This week Authors Helping Authors welcomes Jim Murdoch to the spotlight!

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Pursuit Book Trailer

“Pursuit” just got a new book trailer. Check it out and share it with your friends – it’s easy when you use the share buttons below.

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Visionary Fiction Alliance

As described in the previous post, I categorized my first novel “Pursuit” as a Metaphysical Fantasy. When I set it up on CreateSpace the BISAC code used was “Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical”. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found by chance the Visionary Fiction Alliance. This so fits my books genre and I…

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What is Metaphysical Fantasy?

What is Metaphysical Fantasy? My recently published fantasy novel, “Pursuit“, is classified as Metaphysical Fantasy. I have seen other books using this classification which really don’t fit. Often such books do not have a metaphysical component. So what exactly is Metaphysics? The Wikipedia definition: Metaphysics is a traditional branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the…

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“Pursuit” is now published

Now Published Pursuit, a story of dragons, dreams, discovery and destiny is now available. Enjoy the paper-back edition Order now: Buy now: Pursuit – Paper-back Or get it on your e-reading device Start reading today: Buy now: Pursuit – eBook edition

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Meet Gabriela the book worm

  Here is another excerpt from Pursuit ch3. Gabriela was an avid reader. She would read almost anything she could get her hands on, books, magazines, newspapers, advertising posters, even the ingredients on biscuit packets. She just couldn’t get enough to read. The books at school she read in an few hours. They were too…

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Pursuit Excerpt: Roots

On the train he picked up a brochure lying on the small table at the window. A drawing of a dragon attracted his attention. It was about Mount Pilatus, the mountain he could see across the lake, with the city of Lucerne at its foot. The flyer mentioned a legend of dragons and that now…

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Pursuit Excerpt: The Butterfly

After lunch, which Gabriella was able to take in the dining room downstairs, she returned to her ward and went to sit and read her book in the TV room. TV didn’t normally bother her or distract her from her reading as her books were usually more interesting than anything on the TV. As she…

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