Matt Gemmell

Books

CHANGER

Fiction: Action / Adventure / Thriller
96,000 words (ebook), 474 pages (paperback)

Jutland, Denmark: a billionaire industrialist seizes control of a top-secret project that the European Defence Agency calls Destiny, manipulating it for his own ends.

Edinburgh, Scotland: physicist Neil Aldridge’s life is saved by an elite EU special forces team, codenamed KESTREL, drawing him into a race against time to prevent a disaster that will claim millions of lives.

As the chase leads to London, Amsterdam and beyond, Aldridge and his allies must battle a ruthless adversary: a trained killer with an unnatural ability, who seeks to hasten the cataclysm.

With time running out, Aldridge discovers that he and his enemy share an astonishing secret, which may be the key to salvation — or cause death on an unprecedented scale…

Find out more about CHANGER here.


Raw Materials: Collected Essays

Non-fiction: Memoir
90-100 pages (ebook)

An anthology of personal essays about nostalgia, fear, humanity, memories, and the author's journey through life. These pieces have been revised and updated especially for this collection. An exclusive new essay is also included, as well as notes for each one.

Buy the Kindle book on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, or your local Kindle Store. You can also buy it on Apple iBooks, or buy a bundle of all three formats (Kindle, iBooks, and PDF).


Writing a Novel: Resolving Plot Issues

Non-fiction: Advice for writers
7,500 words (ebook)

One of the most challenging stages of writing a novel is preparing for the second draft. What's wrong with the plot? What changes do you need to make, and where? These are daunting questions that all too often lead to stalling.

This 50-page ebook (in PDF, Kindle and ePub/iBooks formats) walks you through a technique for finding the issues with your first draft, working out how to fix them, and preparing a list of needed revisions.

Also included are a set of template documents and worksheets, to help you as you work through the chapters.

Buy the ebook here.


Writing in Markdown

Non-fiction: Technical
5,000 words (ebook)

Markdown lets you write plain text in a way that's not only readable as-is, but can also easily be converted to HTML.

If you've ever emphasised a phrase *like this*, you've used Markdown. If you've ever used a series of asterisks to create a makeshift horizontal separator, you've used Markdown. If you've ever made a list by starting each line with a hyphen or a number, you've used Markdown. It's intuitive, it follows very common conventions, and it's simple to learn and use.

This Fast Read, published by Five Simple Steps, will get you from zero to informed about Markdown in about twenty minutes.

Find out more about the book here.