I wondered, not for the first time, why I’m bothering to read this book Continue reading Choosing the Right Word: Prescriptive vs Proscriptive.
Historical fiction can be a daunting genre to write in. Endlessly fascinating and rewarding, yes. But still daunting. Continue reading 6 Principles for Writing HIstorical Fiction
None of the above will make me remove the prologue from Strongbow’s Wife when I upload a revised version in the next few days. Continue reading Before the Beginning – do you really need a prologue?
Just recently I have started getting e-mails from people offering to review my book(s). Of course, they want to be paid and I would never pay for a review – even from a prestigious organisation like Kirkus. For one thing, Amazon will punish you if they find out. Nor would I ask for payment in return for a review. But paying for reviews is only one way self-publishers and independently published authors can waste loads-a-money. Here, courtesy of Anne R Allen and Nate Hoffelder are some more: How to Waste Money When Self-Publishing a Book Continue reading Some Ways to Waste Money
Do you agree that increases the feeling of urgency in the situation, without losing the natural restraint of a gentleman with a typical English stiff upper lip? Continue reading Getting Rid of Filter Words
you will have the best possible book to launch on the reading public Continue reading Your Editor is Your Friend
Hemingway said we are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Continue reading Make Them Happy, Make Them Sad, Make Them Stay.
I like knowing I can use my knowledge and years of experience to entertain my readers. Continue reading A Date With . . . Melanie P. Smith
Here‘s a brilliant idea for anyone who wants to get more eyes on their blog. Comes with a health warning, though, only works if your blog is interesting. Continue reading Getting Noticed
More of my books have sold since I have been active in FaceBook’s promotional groups, geared to drawing writers and authors together. Continue reading A Date With . . . Chris-Jean Clarke