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Amazon Author – page makeover

My Author pages on Amazon (UK & US) have had a mini-makeover. They have slightly different content: the British page features my book trailer while the American page includes my latest blog posts. I can’t decide which one I prefer … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Authonomy

I originally joined Authonomy in 2010, back in the days when I had the time and energy to engage with a very busy community of authors. An early extract of ‘New Beginnings’ received heaps of favourable and constructive feedback, all … Continue reading

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Tips for the reluctant self-promotor

Given my aversion to self-promotion, as I confessed last month, I’m encouraged and inspired by this article, written by Emily Harstone for Authors Publish Magazine: 3 Ways To Promote Yourself As A Writer (Even When You Don’t Want To) “Writing … Continue reading

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The WoMentoring Project

Reblogged from The WoMentoring Project Welcome to The WoMentoring Project   The WoMentoring Project exists to offer free mentoring by professional literary women to talented up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities. The … Continue reading

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Too British for my own good?

I’ve reached a rather devastating conclusion this evening: I’m far too British for my own good. I’m modest. I can’t confidently identify any brass instrument, so how can I possibly blow my own trumpet? Followers will know that my Twitter … Continue reading

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Questions: Authors on Twitter

Authors on Twitter aims to bring you today’s most interesting articles and comments about writing, books, and all things literary. The Authors on Twitter e-newspaper is published daily with articles that are selected randomly from my Twitter feed. Links are … Continue reading

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Social networking and marketing – is there a happy medium?

Today, two writers whom I admire have updated their blogs with very similar subjects. As both have resonated with me, I thought I’d share them here. * What I won’t do to sell more books – Nicola Morgan I’m at … Continue reading

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Petition to stop plans to abolish the Public Lending Right (PLR) organisation

The Public Lending Right (PLR) organisation is a very small and efficient body that collates and coordinates the payments to authors that accrue from library loans of their books. As part of its move to rid the nation of quangos, … Continue reading

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Would You Give Your Book To A Stranger?

I subscribe to Stephanie Hale’s “Rich Writer, Poor Writer” newsletter, and today’s article has given me much to think about, so I thought I’d share it here. One thing that never ceases to amaze me is successful writers’ attitude towards … Continue reading

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Recharging my motivation, thanks to Marc and Angel

My motivation has been waning somewhat of late. I’m normally a very positive thinker, and maintaining an optimistic view on life and its challenges usually comes quite naturally to me. As an author I have two goals – to find … Continue reading

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