The bloganuary prompt for today is: Why do you write? The simple answer is: Because I must. When I was a child I used to describe my story ideas as if I were standing on a high mountain pass looking down into a valley. The pass was blocked, but I could peek through and watch… Continue reading Why I Write
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You don’t scare me, 2023!
Okay, you do scare me, but I thought I should start the year strong. This month I’m taking part in Bloganuary, which encourages regular blogging by providing a daily prompt. Today’s question is: What is something you want to achieve this year? My answer is: Publish more books. Last year I got organized with my… Continue reading You don’t scare me, 2023!
Top Tip for Editing your Writing
There really is no better way to test your writing than to read it out loud. Repeated and missing words become obvious, clunky phrasing stands out like a sore thumb, and over reliance on either narration or dialogue is quickly identified. Whether you read your work out loud after every edit, or only as a… Continue reading Top Tip for Editing your Writing
Indie Author Top Tip for Good Looking Books
One aspect of self publishing that can be particularly daunting is formatting your ebooks and print books for publication. While you can pay someone to format your books for you, it can be expensive, and complicated should you want to update the front and back matter of your books as you continue to publish. Kindle… Continue reading Indie Author Top Tip for Good Looking Books
Indie Author Top Tip for getting Readers
One problem for all authors is to get their book noticed by readers. If you’re an indie author with a limited budget, it can be even more difficult to get your book seen. Running a free or discounted promotion is a great way to find readers, but without advertising it will be unlikely that anyone… Continue reading Indie Author Top Tip for getting Readers