the irony of all this is that Amazon are constantly pestering me to post reviews of the books I purchase there! In that instance they don’t seem to care that the author might have reviewed one of my books in the past. Continue reading Indicted by the Goodreads Police
I knew mine were not always quite right, but couldn’t be bothered to do anything about it. And then I read this from Karen over on Booker Talk. One thing I discovered is that reblogs default to ‘uncategorised’. I’ve reallocated … Continue reading Are Your Categories Making Sense?
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?
Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News :
If you don’t know anything about the WordPress free photo library, it contains thousands of free images that can be used by all WordPress users. I’ve been using the feature ever since it first became available. I can’t remember when WordPress first launched it, but it was certainly more than 18 months ago.? I’ve been surprised by the number of WordPress users who didn’t know about the WordPress free photo library. It got me wondering why they hadn’t found it. I think the main problem may have been that to access the… Continue reading How To Access And Use The WordPress Free Photo Library
Originally posted on Not Very Deep Thoughts:
Oops – Wrote Myself Into a Corner Ever written yourself into a corner? I did. Recently. Here’s how I did it. One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter… Continue reading RANDOM NVDT – Writerly Concerns #36
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