Advice for authors

I’ve always loved reading, but my writing career only took off when life threw me a curved-ball, and having my first book published stopped me going stir crazy. That was some seven or eight years ago, and although by no means an expert, I thought it might be interesting to share my experiences for anyone …

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Characters, genres and inspiration

You probably realise by now that I write in a variety of genres and formats. Following the recent release of my latest book I’ve been concentrating on marketing and publicity, and it occurred to me that as a writer, how little time I actually spend, well, writing!  Inspiration is never a problem, fitting everything into …

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Book bloggers and ‘Story of a Country Boy.’

As a change from my usual short story, I thought I’d make this week’s blog post about all things authorish. I love writing, get easily inspired with new ideas, and fortunately never suffer from the dreaded writer’s block. My only problem is juggling marketing, writing and keeping up with the outside world (which is my excuse …

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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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Bloggers and books for Christmas

For anyone who enjoys reading, a book makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, but how do you choose? Do you trawl through Amazon and pick something in a genre you enjoy? Perhaps you have a favourite 'Go-to' author and hope the recipient has similar tastes? The big five publishing houses have a difficult decision between …

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