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On Monday I attended the inaugural lecture of Owen Sheers, newly appointed as Professor of Creativity at Swansea University. The lecture was called Slow Burn; Hot House. He used the writing of his latest novel I Saw A Man to … Continue reading
Over the last few years I have slowly started to get the hang of social media and self-promotion. When I self-published my first book, I was on Facebook to connect with my grownup kids and my friends. Other than that, … Continue reading
Writer’s Doubt: How You Can Overcome Doubt and Create Work That Matters by Bryan Hutchinson Blurb Doubt doesn’t have to define your writing future. Do you have what it takes to write a book? Can you be an author even … Continue reading
The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman Blurb by Douglas Clegg Editors always tell novice writers that the first few pages of a manuscript are crucial in the publishing process … Continue reading
I discovered David Baboulene’s story theory book a few years ago, and haven’t stopped reading it since. Last year he adapted his PhD thesis on story theory for the general public, and I loved that too. I want to introduce … Continue reading
When an author does their own publishing, they have to do their own marketing too. Just as there are a huge number of books about writing, so now there are more and more books about self-publishing and promotion. Many authors … Continue reading
The ‘blurb’ for this book says: The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide is the first and largest collection of curated and verified resources for independent authors who plan to publish their own books. Produced by a team with long experience in … Continue reading