Hello my people! Wow, I’ve really abandoned this blog of late. I could blame, you know, the global pandemic and stuff, but the real reason is that I’ve been saving all my writing for my new book (which I am SUPERDOOPER excited about!!) It’s a slightly different genre, no history or magic, but lots of… Continue reading First Draft – Fourth Novel – Feeling Good
You just hit publish, right? That’s what all the articles say. Any idiot can upload a book in minutes. And yes, I suppose any idiot can, but it takes a very informed, dedicated, professional and talented individual to upload a book that people will want to read. A recent Facebook post from a first-time author seeking… Continue reading THE DEFINITIVE SELF-PUBLISHING CHECKLIST ~ For People Who Aren’t Very Organised and are absolute beginners.
There are three types of writers in this world: Those that drag out the story for so long that you start to lose interest and begin thinking of all the other books you could be sleeping with reading. Those that race to the finish – so just when you start to get into it, it’s… Continue reading The Art Of Seduction
So now that I find myself in the rather smug position of having finished the edits on my second novel (picture me in a smoking jacket with a cuban cigar!) I thought I’d share a few simple tips that I’ve learned along the way. Step away from the manuscript! The best thing you can do… Continue reading Editing Tips
Okay, so maybe editing isn’t that bad, because there are probably only 3 circles of hell 😉 I’m lucky really, because I’ve just sent off my first draft to my alpha reader (or should I call her my alpha and omega reader!), my sister. I say I’m lucky because first of all – she’s hugely… Continue reading Editing… and the 9 circles of hell!