So what's an email list? You know email, right? You know lists, yes? Well an email list, in its most basic terms, is a list of email addresses and possibly names of people that have given you permission to send them updates and information about you and your products. Email marketing, if you want a … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Email List for Free
I've had my head down for the last few weeks, doing other things, but I wanted to get things back on track. I am working on a blog post about email lists - what are they, and do I need them? It's turning into a monster and currently sits at almost2.5K words. If you've ever … Continue reading Word count calculator to keep you on track, plus mini update
Twitter is one tool in an author’s bag that can, if used effectively, be utilised to assist in the building of your author platform, which you hope ultimately will result in book sales, plus it’s a great way to make a connection with influencers or to speak to your readers. But a question that was … Continue reading How to Tweet Like a Pro [Lab]
The 10k Challenge started on 1st March - write 10k words in the month. I will be updating this story here as I add a bit each day. Please be aware, this is still a work in progress. Whilst it is being written, I invite you to tell me what you think, not so much … Continue reading Chapterbuzz 10k Challenge: Comment as the story is being written!
It’s been an interesting week, this last one, both as an author and also for my health and me. It gave me an idea for a new feature on my blog, covering two topics that are close to my heart: Writing and disability. I always wanted to make this blog about making progress as a … Continue reading Diary of an author with Multiple Sclerosis
I have a few tests that I like to put to myself every time I begin to doubt that I'm an author. If you ever have doubts, I suggest you perform this simple test. Simply add up how many times you answer yes to the statements below and check your score at the end: I … Continue reading You think you’re an Author? Take the Author Test Today!
My book, A Sinister Six, hit virtual bookshelves on Wednesday of this week. Although it is my second published book, it’s the first full book, not short story, not novella, but a collection of darkly disturbing stories, and as such it means more to me. Here's what I learned, with ***LEARNING POINTS*** that you can … Continue reading First review for A Sinister Six… terrifying.
I mentioned yesterday that I would need your help for my next project. Well, it's called the 10,000 and 10 novel writing challenge. Very similar to the November NaNoWriMo challenge (50k words in 31 days), this challenge has similar rules: Write 10,000 words of your novel (or writing project) in the month of March. Get … Continue reading Ever thought about shaping a story as it’s written? Join me for the 10k and 10 challenge!
It's late, and I'm tired. Today saw my book A Sinister Six finally reach the virtual shelves. I've tried to keep on top of all the comments coming from a number of blogs, but apologies if i've missed anyone! I've just received my first review on Goodreads and Amazon. I don't think I quite realised how … Continue reading A great first day comes to a close. Help needed tomorrow!
Really quick post, because it's late here (11.30pm) and I need to go to bed. By the time I wake up, and if everything goes to plan, my book, A Sinister Six will be available to purchase at all you favourite booksellers, and in all you favourite formats. I was tempted to offer it free, but … Continue reading Almost to the finish line! Book launch time!