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When You Are Your Own Publisher

Originally posted on QA Productions:
I get a lot of emails from people who are just starting out with self-publishing. For the most part I enjoy the conversations. Self-publishing isn’t…

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

WRITING IS LIKE BEING GAY…Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

I don’t remember deciding to become a writer.  You decide to become a dentist or a postman.  For me, writing is like being gay.  You finally admit that this is … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

HOW TO WRITE A BLOG EVERYONE WANTS TO READ Safari Friday (a day early!) searching the web for writers and readers

If you’ve ever thought about writing your own blog and weren’t sure how to start I have the perfect website for you. Called How To Make My Blog it covers … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rebel women! A call to write

I’ve just been sent a press release about a new poetry anthology that intends to showcase established and emerging women writers from across the globe. More than than it wants … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

The million word apprenticeship – Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Start early and work hard. A writer’s apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he’s almost ready to begin. That takes a while. David Eddings … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

8 reasons why you should start tweeting or come back if you’ve stopped

This is based on a post I wrote back in 2010 and I think it still holds true. If Facebook is about renewing and making contacts, Twitter is about information … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 10 Comments

A modest author’s scrapbook of useful discoveries — Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

I came across Jerry Sims blog a few weeks ago. He describes himself as a relative novice in the world of digital publishing but he’s set himself a challenge for … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Beannachtai La Fheile Phadraig I chose this particular photograph because it has the feel of an Irish day and I love the rain coloured mountains in the background. Two gifts … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

We live through texts…quote for writers (and anyone who likes quotes

…we live our lives through texts. These may be read, or chanted, or experienced electronically, or come to us, like the murmurings of our mothers, telling us what conventions demand. … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

WRITER BEWARE! hunting down scams and writing pitfalls — Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

I’ve just discovered a long established American website that performs a great public service to writers across the world. Although sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

You can never have too many festivals and we have a new one in Hove, actually

The first ever Hove Book Festival is only a few weeks away. Organised by bestselling novelist Dorothy Koomson, this is what’s on offer Write By The Sea With Simon Toyne, … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Favourite book covers

I’m editing a charity anthology right now and I’ve been thinking a lot about book covers. Over the years some covers have burned into my memory – a sudden artistic … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

Why writers abandon stories — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

If you find that you start a number of stories or pieces that you don’t ever bother finishing…it may be that there is nothing at their center about which you … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

International Women’s Day – a small carnival of interesting things

Cough. Splutter. Cough some more. I’m confined to the keyboard with a chest infection so I’ve been looking on the web for inspiration and information First I had a look … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment