4 Things I Learned Self-Publishing Two E-books in Two Years

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My New Year's Resolution was to write and publish a second book - and I did. I'll allow myself a little bit of pride in that (but not too much because I'm a writer and I'm British). I've now published two books in two years - so what did I learn? 1. Decide why you want… Continue reading 4 Things I Learned Self-Publishing Two E-books in Two Years

Review of the Year or What the Hell was That?

I think it's safe to say most of the reviews this year will be asking 'WTF?' Political and world events seemed to just be one cataclysmic event after the other. And on a personal level, I've had a couple of 'WTF' moments too. I won't miss this year one bit. But for me, there have… Continue reading Review of the Year or What the Hell was That?

5 Ways to Promote your E-book

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If you want people to read your e-book, you'll need to do some 'metaphorical' legwork. And if, like me, you're new to all this and aren't sure where to start, here's some basic (and free) ways to promote your e-book. 1. Add yourself as an author on Goodreads Goodreads is like Trip Advisor for books… Continue reading 5 Ways to Promote your E-book

A Visit to Stonehenge

Stonehenge is an icon of the U.K. It's been written about, drawn, photographed, filmed and mythologised to such a degree it's not possible to add much to what's already been created about it. It's not cheap to visit the stones, which is understandable I suppose, given it's one of the most famous sites on the… Continue reading A Visit to Stonehenge

“Under this Skin” available to buy on Amazon!

"Under this Skin" ebook is available on Amazon!  The link goes to Amazon UK Kbut it's up on other countries websites too - just search for "Under this Skin". And you can borrow it for free if you're a Kindle Unlimited customer. If you're not sure if it's right for you, check out my blog… Continue reading “Under this Skin” available to buy on Amazon!

Visiting Alice Liddells Grave

Any fan of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ will know that its eponymous heroine is based on a real person. Alice Liddell was the fourth child in the Liddell family. They were friends with Charles Dodgson AKA Lewis Carroll and it was on a boating trip that he whipped up the tale of Alice and the White… Continue reading Visiting Alice Liddells Grave

Have you got a Colouring Book?

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Adult colouring books are all the rage. And by ‘adult’ I mean they’re more complicated than ones for the kids, not that they’ve got er, ‘adult’ subject matter (maybe yours do, I’m not judging). You can’t walk into a book shop without falling over a table full of them, swoops and curls of black and white, sometimes… Continue reading Have you got a Colouring Book?

Where’s the Oddest place you’ve done it?

Write I mean! On trains and buses, boats and rooftops, beaches, balconies and the bottom of the sea, we writers will do it anywhere (get your minds out of the gutter please!) I'm sure you know what it's like to have the Muse (or just the need to flex those writing muscles) strike at an… Continue reading Where’s the Oddest place you’ve done it?

4 Roadblocks to your Writing – And 4 ways to Steamroll them!

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For every writing problem you have, there is an answer. Not necessarily an easy answer that involves lamps and Genies but an answer nevertheless. Here are four common roadblocks that stop you from writing - and four ways to steamroll them flat. 1) I don't have time to write When I was younger, there was a… Continue reading 4 Roadblocks to your Writing – And 4 ways to Steamroll them!

An Explanation of the Continuous Necessity

You write so that when you fall, your descent will be arrested, by a silver net of words tied in knots onto the walls. And you ask, are they strong enough, tough enough, tall enough, what if they just break so that you crash into the floor? So you write and on you tie them… Continue reading An Explanation of the Continuous Necessity