Mike Whelan died on the morning of Saturday February 9th 2013 after a short, savage illness. He was 62 and in May we would have been married 30 years.I don’t … Continue reading
One of my all time favourite youtube videos will help sort out a synedoche from a similie.
What the Dickens? Magazine is aiming to promote, support and encourage creativity and the arts for both organisations and individuals. And there are now lots of opportunities to be part … Continue reading
Ebook sales were up approximately 70% over 2011. In contrast, Amazon’s physical books – the kind you can lend, smell, hold and put on a shelf – had the lowest … Continue reading
The agent Carole Blake, author of From Pitch to Publication says that any story can be boiled down to: What does the main character want, and what’s stopping them from … Continue reading
I hate writing. I love having written. Dorothy Parker
Just discovered on http://www.fisheaters.com that Brigid should be pronounced Brigg-id” or Bree-id but “almost never is”. Hmmm, so why the should be? When does a pronunciation move from standard to … Continue reading
1. Write an Amazon review. Reviews are a powerful tool that can make a big difference in an author’s sales. Don’t lie. Don’t go crazy about a book you don’t … Continue reading