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Recently I’ve taken talking to myself to a whole new level. People would think I’m crazy if I didn’t have the whole author excuse to fall back on. I mean, let’s be honest. Everyone knows authors are a special kind of breed. Anyway, I’m going off track. Some seriously weird things have happened in my… Continue reading Things That Go Bump…
This is a subject I briefly touched on a few days ago so I thought I’d look into it in more detail. We will start with what a mailing list actually is: A mailing list is a list of emails belonging to people who liked your book. If you haven’t got a book out yet,… Continue reading How To: Build A Mailing List
As some will know, My second book, West Running Wild came out this week so I thought I’d share a snippet with you. I hope you like this scene as much as I do. Excerpt: Marcus never before realised how hard it could be to drive with a dog in the car. He pulled up,… Continue reading West Running Wild – Excerpt
The more I write, the more I’m able to ignore distractions around me. This has become evident over the past two days while I’ve been working the dreaded evening shifts. Shop work in the evenings can be pretty boring if you’re stuck on a till so I’ve been finding ways to fill my time. I’ve… Continue reading Where Do You Write?
Any successful author will tell you, you need an email list. This is the best selling tool you can get. A list of people who are already interested in your work. So that’s what I tried to build. Following the advice of many, I have done everything I can to build up a list of… Continue reading The Email List
I’m extremely pleased to say, the design company came through for me. Today I received a new copy of my cover and I actually really like it. Gone is Telly Tubby land and in its place, a sleek, one colour background, with feathers, just as I asked. I can’t express how relieved I am to… Continue reading The Final Result
As I put in a previous post, I have a new book coming out soon. West Running Wild. This is the first book I ever completed and I’m really excited about its release, with one exception. I hate the cover! Despite my instructions and even providing samples of the type of cover I want, the… Continue reading What If You Don’t Like It?
Something all well-known authors will tell you is, the best way to get noticed is to write a ‘how to’ book. A few weeks ago I was lying in bed pondering this and it occurred to me that I don’t know how to do anything. If I’m honest I’m flying by the seat of my… Continue reading How To Survive In Retail: The Shop Assistants Guide To Reaching Retirement
Well, it’s been a long time in coming but I want to share with you the first book I wrote. Despite it being the first one I completed it didn’t get published first. I’m pleased to say it’s finally, nearly ready to be viewed by people other than friends and family. So here it is….… Continue reading West Running Wild – Coming Soon!