Even though fiction is made up it might still be factual in terms of the places the story takes place in and perhaps the way certain characters behave. Often the experiences of the characters are based on the experiences of real people who have been in similar situations. I read Joanna Trollope’s book: The Soldiers […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you prefer the creative connection of putting favourite pen to beautiful notebook OR the speed and efficiency of onscreen typing? Putting pen to page You can write anywhere with a notepad and pen When friends and family know you are a writer they tend to buy you notebooks! And if they don’t you can […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
My friend Julie Willard read my novel, Unlikely Neighbours, and then gave me Hidden Talents by Erica James to read. ‘Have you thought about writing more? she asked me. Looking at the near-500 pages in my hand, I realised she meant a longer novel. (Mine is around 200 pages.) It was a question, I pondered, as […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
When you’ve finished your first draft and you’re happy with it – let the editing begin! The good news is that you can’t do all this yourself; you need to get some help. The bad news is that you still have quite a bit of work to do. So here are some top tips: 1. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There are three stages, and the first one is by far the most challenging! Sorry, I don’t make the rules. You need to take your draft or manuscript (as it is often called) and turn it into a format that Kindle will accept. You need to have a front cover for your book in JPEG […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
E-books are good news for authors as, for the first time, you can get a reasonable level of royalty per book sold, which is difficult through print distribution. The numbers add up It’s a very fast and efficient way of getting your book in front of literally millions of readers all round the world. There […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Okay, so you want to write a non-ficton book and you know you need to do some research first, but how do you go about it? First of all look at what genre you are going to write in You may already know which genre you want to write in, but it is worth having […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When you have your book on Amazon there are a number of things you can do on your sales page to increase your chances of sales. Some of these need to be thought about well before you start publishing. Choose the right title for your book The best titles are the ones that come up […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How would you describe your book idea in 50 words? Think of this as an elevator pitch that you use at networking meetings or with anyone you want to share your idea with. What will be on the back cover that will entice customers to buy it? Take my idea for a non-fiction book which […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Many businesses fail in the first few years, and one of the main reasons that this is a lack of credibility. Not only do you have to build awareness of your brand but you have to convince potential customers that you have the skills and expertise to produce the products or service you are offering. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.