How to write a book and Story of a Country Boy

As a change from a short story, I wondered if you would be interested in what is involved in writing and publishing a book. First you need to write a book. It’s easy, everyone says so, and would do it themselves if they had the time. Okay, assuming you’ve done that bit and typed 'The …

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Weird and Peculiar Tales -The Story behind the book.

Sometimes the story behind the novel can be a source of interest. With this in mind I decided to write an occasional blog explaining the background to one of my published books. The first describes how this compilation of short stories with a fellow author came about. After the publication of my first book, my …

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BFOR and Saturday Morning story

I'm delighted to be able to support Books for Older Readers in their bumper bundle give-away of three books to one lucky winner.  You don't have to be 'of a certain age' but the site is particularly relevant to mid-life and older readers and writers. It reflects books and authors who have had a greater experience …

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Book Reviews and Pizza and Chips

My blog this week is in two parts. The first is to open a discussion on how authors can get reviews, and the second my usual short story. I'll be honest; I run the blog and my Facebook author page http://www.facebook.com/Voinks.writer.author predominantly as a means of publicity for my two published books; 'Changes' (Amazon ref 1848972997) …

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Pesky Characters

One thing that has surprised me since I became ‘authorish’ is the amount of support you get from fellow writers. Not only do they provide inspiration but also practical help. My first two books ‘Changes’ and ‘ABC-Destiny’ were traditionally published, but for my next novel I am considering taking the self-publishing route. Discussing various aspects …

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