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 Chapterbuzz challenge is to write 10k words in March, but leo, I would like to invite you to read the story as it is written. It is a first draft, so bear that in mind! You can search for the other parts on this blog, or you can jump over to the Challenge website … Continue reading Chapterbuzz 10k Challenge update 4
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
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!
I think it’s helpful to assess what you’ve done over the last year – good and bad. It provides you with a way to praise yourself for your successes, but it also provides information on the areas in which you need to improve. This January marks the end of my first full year as an … Continue reading 2016 In Review – What I learned as an author last year
Today I need your opinion, please. My book, A Sinister Six, is almost ready for publication. The interior of the book is formatted, the cover is complete. All that’s left is to start writing the book description and that’s where you come in. Below, you will see the first draft of the book description. What … Continue reading Help needed from readers of horror / dark fiction