for writers and readers….

Guest Post – THE ROUTE TO PUBLICATION Seumas Gallacher on how he discovered that he had to make social networks work for him if he wanted to be a self-published author

I’m handing my blog over today to Seumas Gallacher, a Glasgow banker turned crime author who says that finishing his first novel was one of the best feelings he has … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Writing Process – Blog Tour

First of all, a big thank you to Laura Wilkinson for suggesting that I take part in this tour. Laura writes two very different types of fiction – erotic romance … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

What two images spring to mind when you think of poetry? Carl Sandburg had no doubts. Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Sandburg is perhaps most famous for his hymn to Chicago first published in 1914. It starts with this powerful opening that gave the city a nickname it could be proud … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Time Traveling With A Pen — memories and memoirs

I’m not here right now. I’m over on Kathy Pooler’s fascinating blog Memoir Writer’s Journey posting about how to locate memories and use the techniques of creative writing to write … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Steinbeck on how to write even when you know you can’t. Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

“When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Write a gritty, urban novella for 18 to 24 year olds about modern Britain – SALT are calling for submissions

SALT is an innovative and independent publisher celebrating 15 years in the business with a new experiment in fiction. Books for their Modern Fiction list will appear as ebooks only … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Naked Writer — Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

“You are always naked when you start writing; you are always as if you had never written anything before; you are always a beginner. Shakespeare wrote without knowing he would … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

How Poetry is Made

So, that’s how it is done… A wonderful new year card from Pighog, the award winning independent publishers.

January 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

READING RECOMMENDATIONS — Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

READING RECOMMENDATIONS is a blog for readers and writers.  Run by Susan Toy its intention is to promote authors and their recently published work written in English – both traditionally … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

What are you doing today? Isabel Allende does the same thing on this day every year

“I start all my books on January eighth. Can you imagine January seventh? It’s hell. Every year on January seventh, I prepare my physical space. I clean up everything from … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Stephen Fry on ebooks

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators. STEPHEN FRY photo credit: swisscan via photopin cc

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The most popular posts of 2013 were about publishing opportunities, the Nobel Prize and a rather misleading X rated story…

Looking back at the last 12 months, a strong theme emerges. The most popular posts were ones that gave information on submissions and competitions (especially free ones) and those that … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — a selection of some of the best from last year

Here’s a small sample of the websites and online resources I discovered in 2013. They demonstrate what a generous lot writers are – here are places you can learn your … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

GUEST POST – THE ROUTE TO PUBLICATION James Christie author of Dear Miss Landau on making the impossible come true

I am very happy on the first day of 2014 to turn my blog over to James Christie. His route to publishing Dear Miss Landau, his first book, was a … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment