How to self-publish- bloggers special

It’s difficult enough being an author but running a blog is also an invaluable part of getting the word out and becoming known. As with most things there are two sides: Should I be overjoyed at each advice of someone following my blog? You would think so, but if they are just an email address, …

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Venus, Vs, and Books and winegums

How long is a story? Although there are guidelines, it varies by genre and even the experts don’t always agree. You might say 50,000 words or a certain number of pages, but then there are Drabbles, exactly 100 words excluding the title, ones using 33 words, and a myriad of other forms.   Add to …

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The Diet and Staying in with Linda

It's been a great week. Not only was it my birthday, but I was a guest on Linda's Book Bag discussing Spirit of Technology , and to top it off, one of my stories has been accepted for the anthology 'Flashpoint' to be released by Clarendon House books shortly.   You can read what Linda and I got …

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The Graveyard. Happy New Year.

It's been an interesting year. I've published my third book- my first attempt at self-publishing, been a guest on several book bloggers' sites, written and posted over fifty short stories, and learnt a lot about the world of being an established author. Plans for the New Year include setting up my own publishing imprint, collaborating …

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Getting Christmassy Blogger post and Follow me short story

Getting Christmassy It's that time of year again, and I was delighted to be asked to share my Christmas thoughts as a guest on Pauline Barclay's blog: Click on the link to read the full post. Getting Christmassy blog link ........................................................................................................................................................... Follow Me I've never understood why Christmas is traditionally associated with ghost stories, but this …

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