The First Lines

Hello! So as you know, I am currently in the middle of writing my third book (which is all top secret), and then afterwards I plan to write a trilogy. But for now I thought that it would be a good idea to share the first line of each of my three books, so here we go:


“Bones woke up in her coffin and decided that it was time to get up.”


“Georgia Sweetcane was chopping wood outside of her cottage.”


“Mary dropped her car into third gear and glanced up to her mirror, before tilting it slightly.”

Also, follow me on Twitter where you can follow my progress of writing my third book against my deadline. I currently have 21,000 words. @joshjohnson1196

Thank you!

My YouTube Channel

I have now have a YouTube channel! It’s called thosetwobrothers!

At the moment you can see on it:

-how to make chocolate milkshake
-a mug collection
-a video about a spoon
-my question and answer flog session related to writing and other random questions!

Below is the link to the latest one…please check it out! Thanks!

P.S. Also, I have nearly 17k on my third book ready for late 2013/early 2014!

Christmas Contest!

I have just put up my Christmas lights, and so it is time for my first ever “giveaway”. If you can correctly guess, or have the nearest answer, how many minutes to put them up you will get a “copy” of a previously unpublished short story! Contest ends 23rd December. Winner announced Christmas Eve!

Question and Answer Session- Part Five

Question 41- Would you choose a certain genre and stick to it?

Probably not. At the minute I am enjoying being able to write in different genres for different age groups. BONES ON THE SURFACE is a book for young children and THE SWEET LIFE would be 12 and up. My third book that I am writing now, and my fourth book that I’ll be writing in 2013 are being kept a secret at the moment though!

Question 42- Would you ever consider choosing one genre?

Nope, because as I just said, I enjoy being able to write in different genres, such as fantasy, and for adults etc.

Question 43- Who wrote BLOODBATH with you?

I didn’t write BLOODBATH. It was a short story submitted to be posted on my blog for the guest post Friday feature.

Question 44- Where are you from?

Already had this question I think, but if you didn’t find it and the answer, then I am from England.

Question 45- Who is your least favourite character from books that aren’t your own?

I cant think of an answer for this question. I shall have a think and get back to you on it!

Question 46- Who is your least favourite character from your books?

In BONES ON THE SURFACE and THE SWEET LIFE I honestly loved all of the characters, and on my third book which I am writing now, I am really enjoying writing the characters (I’m only 12,000 words in!) but they are one character which is quite a nasty person- but she is really fun to write.

Question 47- What made you want to write?

I have always written. When I was younger I used to get people to make a list of five things, and then I would write a short story from them! I also used to make my family a weekly booklet filled with short stories, and then I changed it to a daily booklet…until I was told I was using too much ink from the printer! In 2011 I decided to start writing my first book, which was about pirates, but I stopped when I got 20,000 words in. Then in early 2012 I started to write another book, which is the book about a all of the children on Earth having their dreams intercepted, but I was writing it on a plane when I decided it wasn’t working, and I had another idea for a book, which was BONES ON THE SURFACE. I wrote that and that book turned out to be the lucky book! I finished it, and it’s being published October 2013. I am doing final edits on that. I am finalising THE SWEET LIFE for a January handover, and I am writing my third book currently, as well as starting to draft up my fourth book.
Question 48- How do you measure how long your book is?

The word counter on Microsoft Word, or an app on my iPad!

Question 49- Do you go to writing classes in your spare time?


Question 50- Have you got many ideas?

Yepp. I get new ideas all the time, but I wouldn’t turn each one into a book, becausr you have to get a really good idea and really believe in it to turn it into a good book!

For example, a room underneath a cemetery where a skeleton who needs to accept his place in life was a concept that I really wanted to write about! (BONES ON THE SURFACE, OCTOBER 2013 from WANDERING IN THE WORDS PRESS)

Question and Answer Session- Part Four

Below is part four of the question and answer session. Today I talk about romantic novels, ice, as well as other authors that I think you should follow on Twitter…and buy their books.

Question 31- Are character names important?

YES. That’s like asking if a baby’s name is important. The name has to feel right, and often when you have a name for a character then you somehow know so much more about them. Sometimes I can come up with a name for a character before I have even started writing them, and sometimes it can take AGES.

Question 32- Are novel titles important?

Yepp, because the novel title is the thing that people hear about your book first, and so it has to be related to the storyline in someway- after all you wouldn’t buy a book that sounded really boring, like “Door Handles”.

Question 33- What is your inspiration?

I don’t exactly know where my ideas come from, but the things that keep me inspired to write everyday are my eagerness in wanting to get my ideas down on paper and getting my story told, and also deadlines!

Question 34- What other authors inspire you?

Originally J.K. Rowling as her books were the first books that I ever read, but since then many more, especially the ones that I talk to often on Twitter:
@veschwab (THE NEAR WITCH, THE ARCHIVED, VICIOUS) and @BJSheldonAuthor (HAUNTING). I think you should follow them.

Question 35- What other stories inspired you?

Too many to list I think! Any story that has been written from start to finish should be classed as an inspiration.

Question 36- Do you like writing suspense?

I have included parts of suspense in my books, but I haven’t written completely in the suspense genre. So many tell people tell me to write a book to what they say, and I am already booked up until April 2013 with deadlines!

Question 37- What do you think of science-fiction?

I like it!

Question 38- What do you think to romantic books?

I’m sure that they are very good, but I personally haven’t read any. Sorry!

Question 39- What do you think to fantasy?

I like this also.

Question 40- Where are you from?

Lincolnshire, UK. It’s very cold, very icy and very shivery here right now. BRR!