Recently I’ve been missing. With weddings and Christmas and, life in general getting in the way, I manged to drop off the face of the Internet. My writing got pushed to to the back burner. Editing became this thing shoved in the corner of my computer screen as I loaded the Sims and, my kindle… Continue reading M. I. A
The other day I heard a story. Not a story as in a book, just someone I know recounting an event that happened to them. It was while listening to them that the Author in me reared her head. It appears that editing books has enabled me to recognise fabrication when I hear it. The… Continue reading There’s A Little Writer In All Of Us.
How many times have you downloaded a book that guarantees to make you a six-figure author only to find out they want to sell you something? This book is different! I’m not offering to make you a six-figure author or an instant success. What I am offering is a system you can use to write… Continue reading Publishing Without The Price Tag
I discovered yesterday that becoming an author has ruined my enjoyment of some books. It’s something that I find very depressing. It all began when I rushed to buy a new book from one of my favourite indie authors. As it is someone on my must buy list I was extremely excited by the new… Continue reading Reading With New Eyes
It’s only writing. When I heard this phrase earlier in the week I couldn’t help but be offended. Is that really what some people think? Do they not realise how much time and effort goes into writing a book? The aching fingers from typing too much when the muse rides you. The sleepless nights when… Continue reading It’s Only Writing
As people who read my last post will know, I received my first bad review recently. This lead to a lot of self-doubt and questioning. The review claimed my book was boring erotica. The boring bit I had no problem with. We are all entitled to our own opinion and I know not everyone will… Continue reading I’ll Do It My Way
This title is a wise message that I keep telling myself today because today I recieved my first bad review. As I sit in the corner, rocking back and forth, and crying whilst mumbling to my self, I’m trying to remember to think positive. Concentrate on the thirteen good reviews I have and the mailing… Continue reading You Can’t Please Everyone.
Hello, and welcome to How To Wednesday. After a few weeks of neglecting my poor blog, I decided to return with a How To that I hope many will find useful, How To Proofread Your Manuscript. Firstly, let me give my opinion on this subject. You need a professional proofreader! I know many will tell… Continue reading How To: Proofread Your Manuscript
Things have changed and I don’t think I like how they have gone. As many of you will know, I published my first book just over a week ago. I find, since doing so, my mind has become obsessed with sales reports. Not that there is much to report. I’ve sold a grand total of… Continue reading The Write Time.
Hello everyone and welcome to How To Wednesday-Saturday. This post is later than usual due to my book Ethereal Lives being released last Wednesday. I’m afraid everything has been pushed to the back burner in the excitement, but I’m back now with a How To on editing. How to edit your editor’s edits. So, you… Continue reading How To: Edit Your Editors Edits.