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
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!
As 2016 comes to an end, I can’t help but marvel at the changes in my life. I ended last year with the dream of writing a book. I never imagined I would end this year, a published author with a totally different book. I’ve learnt too many things to count. How to write, format,… Continue reading Then And Now
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.
By definition, an author is a writer of a book, poem or document. According to Wikipedia there are three different types: The Published Author. (One whose work has been independently accepted for publication by a reputable publisher.) The Self-Published Author. The Unpublished Author. Well, I’ve written three books and many documents, however, I do not… Continue reading What Makes You An Author?
With NaNoWriMo less than a week away I’m starting to panic. I’m still only half way through editing Ethereal Lives, and have got to finish it before November 1st or I’ll never hit my 50,000 word limit. Everything got pushed to the back burner due to work and going on holiday. Now I’ve found I’ve… Continue reading So Much To Do, So Little Time.
As I have said on my home page I intend to share my self-publishing journey with you, so I thought I would start with beta readers. Okay, so you have written your story. After hours of writing, typing, pouring coffee down your throat and, in my case, crying while threatening to set the laptop on… Continue reading Beta Readers – How To Find Them.
Today I found an editor. After batting the idea of self-publishing around for weeks, I’ve finally made a move to start the process. It’s taken a great deal of research but I’ve actually found someone who can edit my book, within my budget, and who I believe will do a great job if the sample… Continue reading It’s Official!
Well, it’s taken an evening of writing… And a few words from my other half, informing me that I was gazing at the telly. But Ethereal Longing is now complete… Well the first draft is. I can honestly say I did wonder if it would ever get finished. With writers block, holidays and of course,… Continue reading Longing to Halloween.