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!
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!
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…
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?
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
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
It’s so wonderful to be able to write a novel and be able to publish it. No longer do we have to wait for publishers to decide whether our books are worthy to be read by others or not, after spending months and months sitting on a slush pile. No longer do we have… Continue reading The Frustrations of Writing