Author of a self-published book? We need your “Discovery Press Kit”! — What Inspires Your Writing?

Standing out in the literary world is no easy feat when you’re a self-published author. If readers aren’t familiar with your work, they may be hesitant to take a chance on you. Plus, there are so many books competing for attention that readers sometimes don’t even know where to look. That’s why I’m putting together […]Author … Continue reading Author of a self-published book? We need your “Discovery Press Kit”! — What Inspires Your Writing?

Making of A Sinister Six – #4 A Snap Of The Fingers

Continuing with my series on insights into the making of A Sinister Six, here is a short look at some of my thinking behind the next story in the collection: A Snap of the Fingers A Snap of The Fingers asks the questions 'What would you do for a loved one?' and 'Would you die … Continue reading Making of A Sinister Six – #4 A Snap Of The Fingers

Making Of A Sinister Six – #3 The Girl In The Park

The Girl in the Park The Girl in the Park tells the tale of a boy who encounters an enigmatic young woman in the park. As he grows, he begins to fall in love with her, but it is only at the end of his life that he discovers how he can be with her. … Continue reading Making Of A Sinister Six – #3 The Girl In The Park

The Making Of A Sinister Six – #1 Die, Blossom, Bloom (Novella)

It's been a few months since I dropped back into writing, and one of the first things I did, was to look back at some of my previous work, if only to remind me that at some point in the past, I had been able to do it, and hopefully that would encourage me moving … Continue reading The Making Of A Sinister Six – #1 Die, Blossom, Bloom (Novella)

44 Writing Contests in November 2020 – No entry fees

Just found these over on Publishedtodeath.com... This November there are more than three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $50,000 to publication. None charge entry fees. Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.If you … Continue reading 44 Writing Contests in November 2020 – No entry fees

How You Can Improve Newsletter Results [Reblog] – PH Solomon

I've talked recently about getting your email list set up and how you can go about adding people to that list. What I didn't talk about was what you do after that. Most people approach it with a newsletter, but if you've ever tried that and looked at the results, you may be disheartened. PH … Continue reading How You Can Improve Newsletter Results [Reblog] – PH Solomon

HOW TO REALLY BUILD A PLATFORM IN THE BOOK COMMUNITY – Reblog – YA and Wine

Following on from last week's post on building your author platform (did you work out what it is yet?), I came across this post over on yaandwine.com that talks about getting yourself integrated into the online book community. It requires work (doesn't anything worthwhile?), but if you want to sell more than 5 copies of … Continue reading HOW TO REALLY BUILD A PLATFORM IN THE BOOK COMMUNITY – Reblog – YA and Wine

How To Build An Author Platform – Reblog: David Gaughran

Have you ever considered your author platform? Do you give much time over to building it? Hold on - what the hell even IS an author platform? Clue: it's not a stage where you stand to read your book. Have no fear, because author David Gaughran sets out this handy guide t building and developping … Continue reading How To Build An Author Platform – Reblog: David Gaughran

One Word Inspiration #OneWordInspiration #OWI

The game is simple, One word to inspire a 240 Character Twitter story. The idea came from Willowdot21, and the word is oblivion. @steveboseley Tweeted: She was aware that he was carrying a knife. Walking in the park at this hour was ill advised. Still, it was the quickest way home. She could feel him … Continue reading One Word Inspiration #OneWordInspiration #OWI

DEAR NEW AUTHORS (I DID IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO) – Reblog: Holland Rae

Author Holland Rae gives all new authors a healthy dose of reality here, pointing out some of the things we need to consider along the way. If you've got aspirations of writing a book (don't aspire - do it), you ned to read this... This isn’t an easy one for me to write. Recently, one … Continue reading DEAR NEW AUTHORS (I DID IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO) – Reblog: Holland Rae