Procrastination and Social Media

As an author it’s sometimes difficult to decide where to concentrate your marketing efforts. Facebook is probably the first choice, but then you need to get to know your readers so should your personal page include fans, or be restricted to actual physical friends and family? If you have a business page, should it constantly …

Continue reading Procrastination and Social Media

Social Media – Facebook

Wearing my Writing Guru hat, I thought it might be fun to look at the use of various forms of Social Media in the life of an author. Facebook, blog, web-site, Twitter, Instagram, author page, newsletters, give-aways, paid advertising – the list is endless, and no sooner have you conquered one than they change the …

Continue reading Social Media – Facebook

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 …

Continue reading Aspects-Melissa Compton. Norwich Nights Magazine

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 …

Continue reading Characters and Q & As

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 …

Continue reading Characters, genres and inspiration

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 …

Continue reading Book bloggers and ‘Story of a Country Boy.’

Farewell 2018. Welcome New Year 2019

Traditionally at this time of year it’s an opportunity to look back, and count your blessings and achievements from the previous twelve months. On a personal note, my long-standing leg injury has become more problematical, but my eye sight has been helped by a cataract operation. Next year should see the other eye sorted, so …

Continue reading Farewell 2018. Welcome New Year 2019