Workmen and book reviews.

A fellow author on Facebook posted a snippet of conversation between two ladies which angered her, but I found rather sad. The gist of it was they would not read any book which had less than 1,000 reviews. It was also a dig at Indie or self-published authors and the smaller publishers. The lady who …

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Technology, Gremlins and Spirits

Last week I jokingly said on Facebook that as my ‘Val’s Tales’ business page was being ‘new and improved,’ obviously something was bound to go wrong. (Facebook is the dedicated social media site where I often publish short stories to give readers a flavour of my writing style, and encourage interest in my books.) In …

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Aspects-Melissa Compton. Norwich Nights Magazine

Today I’m delighted to introduce you to a rather different ‘Aspect’- 'Producing a community magazine.'  A warm welcome to my guest Melissa Compton and Norwich Nights Magazine. Hi, I’m Melissa Compton, owner/editor/publisher of Norwich Nights Magazine. It is a community magazine focusing on theatre, gaming, books, and food. I have always been a big fan …

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Characters and Q & As

As a change from my usual short stories, I thought it might be interesting to do something slightly different this week. Many authors are introverts, preferring to sit tapping at a keyboard instead of shouting ‘Buy my book.’ Fortunately, book bloggers are supportive in helping to spread the word, and one way of doing this …

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