A blog without the picture is like wet weather on your holiday. Disappointing. Your blog post is much more likely to be read if you have an image. Research has shown that articles with images get 94% more views than those without. Also the image you use can be easily carried over to social media […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you find the task of writing a blog post a bit daunting? You are not alone! Try these six EASY steps and you’ll have written it sooner than you think. Headline – you need a compelling, eye-catching title. Don’t worry about it until the end! It will come to you. Opening paragraph – this […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A blog is a great way to inform your audience about what you do in a non-salesy way. By putting out free information you attract new followers and ultimately new customers. So what do you write about? Here are five ideas. 1. Educate and inform your audience about what you do Answer the questions that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.