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EXCITED!

So finally after 7 months of writing, editing, proof reading, more editing and having other people proof read it – my book will be ready as a paperback on Amazon (from Createspace print-on-demand) in 2-3 days time. And you’ve guessed it – I’m excited. It’s available;e for pre-order from Amazon Kindle. This is my first adult… Continue reading EXCITED!

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Helpful books!

Just in case you haven’t heard of it – I’d like to introduce you to a fabulous and helpful book called ‘The Word-Loss Diet’ by Rayne Hall. I’ve never had so much fun with writing than discovering the art of deleting a bunch of unnecessary words. My first book in the Saviour of Souls Series… Continue reading Helpful books!

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Polishing Off…

Yesterday I spent the evening, after work, correcting the errors in book one of Saviour of Souls Series To Catch a Killer. The book was produced on Create Space (as a proof copy only) and I bought a couple of copies to distribute among my colleagues at work in order for them to kindly proof read – in… Continue reading Polishing Off…

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How do you write your book?

I love it when people come to me asking for advice as they’d like to write a book, but they don’t quite know where to start. Some people want to write their life stories, while others have a book they are desperately wanting to get down on paper. Last weekend my husband and I went to… Continue reading How do you write your book?

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Editing…editing… and more editing

When is enough editing, enough? Years ago, before the age of ‘print-on-demand’ I sought out a fabulous local woman, who edited for magazines and books. She was extremely thorough and transformed my books from my amateur first attempts into ‘professional masterpieces’. However, it is a costly process and, when you don’t make the money back… Continue reading Editing…editing… and more editing

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A writer’s reflection

To be an author is interesting – for one thing I feel shy with publicity and, for another, you have to get out there to promote, promote and PROMOTE your book. But I don’t want to rub my books in people’s faces. I don’t want that to be the only thing I ever talk about. Often my stories are… Continue reading A writer’s reflection