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How to open a link in a new Window – and why you should #Blogging

We all want people to read our posts, don’t we? Why else would we devote so much time to blogging? So in amongst your material, you include helpful links to other articles. What you may not realise is that more often than not, once a reader clicks away from your page, they don’t come back. Particularly […]

Olympic memories

Originally posted on deborahjay:
Forgive the departure from all things writing, I am indulging myself today with memories of one of the most fantastic weeks of my life. Exactly one year ago today, Great Britain topped winning the Olympic team gold medal for dressage with individual gold and bronze in the freestyle competition. And for…

Do you think your #writing isn’t good enough? Dealing with your fears – Part 3

While it is definitely advisable to achieve a fair degree of knowledge of writing and publishing before you go ahead, if you are a writer who NEVER feels like your work is either good enough, or ready enough, then I advocate taking Hugh Laurie’s advice. There are so many ways you can self-sabotage your writing career, and […]

Do you think your #writing isn’t good enough? Dealing with your fears – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, which you can find here, I talked about the concept of POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE, a phrase much used in my normal working field of sports coaching, and how it can also be applied to writers to help overcome performance fears – in this case, performance as a writer, and as […]

Do you think your #writing isn’t good enough? Dealing with your fears (Part 1)

I just finished reading an issue of the UK writer’s magazine, Mslexia, a publication for women by women, in which a poll revealed that the vast majority of women writers do not submit work for publication due to fear – fear of rejection, or fear that their work is not good enough. Now I don’t know what […]

You’ve hired an editor, but what happens if you don’t agree with them? #authors #writing

So you’ve finished your book and you’ve hired an editor, right? Hopefully you hired the right sort of editor… ‘What?‘ you say, ‘there’s more than one type of editor?’ Oh yes, folks, and if you haven’t got that piece of information yet, you need to go do some research. As an overall guide, you will […]

Finalised Back Cover Copy for THE PRINCE’S SON, #EpicFantasy

Hi folks, I’m still deeply buried in structural edits on THE PRINCE’S SON, and time taken for blogging is time away from getting this next book in THE FIVE KINGDOMS series out, so I may not be around as often as usual for a while. Having said that, I’ve been working on the back cover […]

#Writers, what can you learn from modelling? #MondayBlogs #NLP

No, I don’t mean the catwalk type! This topic has been brewing in my mind for over a year, and when WordPress so kindly provided me with my handy dandy annual round up, it showed me that the most popular posts I’ve written are those on writing or publishing – as if there aren’t enough […]

What’s wrong with getting an eBook for nothing?

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
Everything, that’s what!!! The fact that today’s readers of eBooks demand it must be free or on offer as part of an all you can read for x number of dollars per month package deal, is just so wrong! Face it people, when you go to your supermarket…

#Writers – are you a grammar nerd?

The folks at Grammarly have conducted another survey and produced this nifty infographic: You can find out more about GRAMMARLY here Are you a grammar nerd?