How to self-publish

For those of you who enjoyed my previous post 'How to become an author' I thought you might find this follow-up useful:  Now that I have told you everything there is to know about being a writer I thought it was time to improve your knowledge of self- publishing. 😀 • You already have your beautifully …

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How to become an author in 20 easy lessons

It's done. My first attempt at self-publishing is complete and 'Spirit of Technology' is entered into the Amazon storyteller competition. All I need now are the reviews and I can start arranging the party on my new yacht.   😀 Meanwhile here's a little tutorial in case anyone thinks being an author is easy. Part …

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Writer’s support

Writing can be one of the loneliest professions. Even if we're not stuck away in the proverbial attic our quill pens or laptops are not the friendliest of company.  Luckily the 'family' of authors are one of the most supportive groups I've ever come across. Having been there, done that and bought the printing paper …

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Friends, Promos and book birthday

When I first joined the realms of authorism I was amazed at the support from the established writing community. If I knew then what I know now....    It was around 5 years ago that I realised writing a book was the easy bit. My novel 'Changes' a romance intertwined with my love of a Mediterranean …

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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 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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The Cafe

The inspiration for my short stories can come from anywhere; a chance remark or even a competition where the story has to relate to a prompt word or photograph. I'm delighted to say that The Cafe was a winning entry and has being published online. You can see the original photo which provided the inspiration …

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