Category Archives: Author

Platform: Self-Publishing

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Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
How to Build a Readership with Blogging and Prepare for Publishing by Debby Gies As writers who choose to self-publish, we must understand that we’ve chosen to be not only writers but publishers,…

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How To Survive Resting Your Draft Novel #SundayBlogShare #Writer

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
Resting a draft novel can be a challenging time for some writers. We generally fall into two camps when it comes to letting our beloved draft novel rest. There are those of us who are relieved to…

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Open Book Blog Hop – 18th June — Stevie Turner

This week the topic is: What’s your opinion on authors giving away their books for free? My opinion changes on this one. To start with I decided not to give away any books for free. I came to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Secret #Dumfries by Mary Smith and Photographer Keith Kirk — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Delighted to feature another of Mary Smith’s local history books… Secret Dumfries in collaboration with photographer Keith Kirk. About Secret Dumfries Dumfries, in south-west Scotland, has a long history, much of it well recorded. However, as with most places there … Continue reading

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Free books or the price of ignorance…

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”  – Haruki Murakami  “You don’t … Continue reading

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Time to fess up!!!

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
Here is a question for all my fellow writers, both published like myself, and those who just love to write for the sheer joy of doing so. How many hours do you spend…

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Submitting to journals: the Jo Bell method

Originally posted on The Bell Jar: Jo Bell's blog:
? [This article is now taught as part of the Open University’s Creative Writing MA, and I’ve had many many messages to tell me that people have increased their publication record,…

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You have a treat in store…

Today’s team review is from Robbie, she blogs here https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/ Robbie has been reading Donkey Boy and other stories by Mary Smith Mary Smith’s collection of short stories are a real treat. Each story deals with a complex set of … Continue reading

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Putting it in perspective!

Here’s another post about some of the sharks waiting to pounce on the unwary writer… ~~~ As a published writer, sooner or later you will encounter one or more of the following! Once you have published a book or books, … Continue reading

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The Marathon of Novel-Writing

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Jennifer Kelland Perry Nearly five years ago, I posted an entry to my blog about how I had recently begun writing a novel. How excited I was to tell you of my…

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