Juliet Nubel was born in Glasgow but now live in France. She began revealing her writing to the public just a year ago, as she explains below. She is one of the 20 authors who have contributed to the anthology “The Box Under The Bed”. Her story is heart-breakingly tragic rather than “scary” in the usually accepted sense. It occupies just two pages at the end of which you find yourself asking “what would I have done in that situation?” A situation, by the way, faced by many people every day. Source: What a difference a year makes… Continue reading What a difference a year makes…
Fellow ‘Box Under The Bed’ author Joanne Larner blogged about her experience working on the anthology of scary stories. It was, and continues to be, an exhilarating experience for all of us. Source: How Scary is Richard III??? Continue reading How Scary is Richard III???
Here’s how one of my fellow authors in the anthology The Box Under The Bed was excited by the prospect. Hers is the first story in the book. Called ‘Passion’ it describes the experience of a young medical student on holiday in Cancun and the ‘fun’ she has with two ‘up for it’ holiday makers. It will make your skin crawl. Source: What A Fun Opportunity! Continue reading What A Fun Opportunity!
If you thought being a writer was just a matter of sitting down and putting your thoughts onto paper, this is for you. There’s a lot more to being an author, especially if you lack the backing of one of the big publishing houses. Even then, you still have to do a lot of this other stuff. Source: What does it mean to be an Indie Author? Continue reading What does it mean to be an Indie Author?
All the pre-ordered Kindle editions of the anthology are now with readers. And here, already, is another review! “each [of the stories] is a darned good read” What are you waiting for? Source: Our Review of The Box Under The Bed by Dan Alatorre @savvystories #Horror Continue reading Our Review of The Box Under The Bed by Dan Alatorre @savvystories #Horror
I’ve heard fellow authors complain about what they see as a lack of support from other writers. Not a charge you can level against Sally Cronin. Here she explains the importance of getting each element of your sales pitch spot on. Source: Media Training for Authors – Advertising – Covers, Titles and Key Words by Sally Cronin Continue reading Media Training for Authors – Advertising – Covers, Titles and Key Words by Sally Cronin
Alison Maruska is a best selling Indie author and I am proud to have one of my stories included alongside hers and those of other great writers. Source: Coming Soon! A Scary Anthology Continue reading Coming Soon! A Scary Anthology
Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
As we careen toward the New Year, many emerging writers have a goal to finally publish that novel and I hope you do! But the arts are kind of strange. We often get fixated on the creative side, without really understanding the business side of our business. The publishing world is still in massive upheaval and it is a Digital Wild West. Old rules are falling away and new ones are emerging, but still? Knowledge is power. In my book Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World, I go into a… Continue reading The Hard Truth About Publishing—What Writers & Readers NEED to Know
This post was suggested by The Writing Reader’s prompt #1753, the first line of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. Last night I dreamed I was back in Urishay, a small community of farms and cottages in the hills above the Golden Valley, close to the Black Mountains that mark the border between England and Wales. I was a babe in arms when I first arrived there with my mother and grandmother. It was to be my home for the next 14 years. Our cottage had thick walls of local stone. A stream ran in a deep ravine with two waterfalls behind … Continue reading Home – what does it mean to you?