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The next issue of my creative writing email newsletter is out soon. Would you like a copy?

It only comes out a couple of times a year so it won’t clog up your mailbox. The next issue will contain new writing exercises I haven’t published before, news … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 5 Comments

There’s a time for everything including posting on Facebook…

I retweeted a post about social media from Carly Watters’ very interesting blog back in October. She is vice president and senior literary agent for a Canadian literary agency, but … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

You’ve got 24 hours to tweet a scary story

To enter this international writing competition run by the literary magazine The Penny Dreadful all you have to do is tweet a one line horror story with the hashtag #PDHorror. … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

A book a day for a month — here’s a week of books that made a big impression on me as a child

 #BookADay started yesterday, June 1st. Harper Collins want everyone to share a book a day on twitter for the month of June. We can’t wait for #bookaday to get started … Continue reading

June 2, 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

You just don’t get it, do you?

Stephen King – who only joined twitter at the beginning of December – used this new method of chatting with fans to discuss cliches in movies. He suggests that the … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Twitter Confession

Looking back at the posts written a year ago when I first started this blog I’m a bit embarrassed about one in particular. My list of the kind of people … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 21 Comments

A chance to write a London murder mystery with leading novelists

I’ve heard of crowd-sourcing in terms of communal fund raising (I contributed recently to the publication of a graphic novel which should be coming out in the autumn) but this … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Everything has a value…even your twitter account

I’m sure that business and celebrity twitter accounts have a monetary value but it would take a lot to convince me that mine was worth anything. However, the nice people … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Did you know 80,000 novels are written every day…140 characters at a time

Over 400 million tweets are sent every day – that’s the equivalent of over 80,000 novels. Source Intel photo credit: Vainsang via photopin cc

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twitter Competition

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL FRINGE are running a twitter short story competition open to anyone participating in the Festival, attending performances and shows, or visiting the Fringe City in the next few … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Get writing, get reading, get involved in a creative community WHAT THE DICKENS MAGAZINE

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

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

DO YOU KNOW the 10 things authors want readers to do?

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

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

8 reasons why a Writer should join twitter. On the shortest day of the year a celebration of writing short

I know writers and readers who embrace every kind of social media but still can’t stand the thought of twitter. I wrote this two years ago on another blog and … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 10 Comments