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#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: Are you a grammar nerd?

#Authors, why use #hashtags in your blog post titles?

You may have noticed that I use hashtags in my blog post titles, and I wouldn’t blame you for wondering why – that used to be me, too, when I noticed an author I follow cluttering up her titles with those rather unattractive tags. But we want people to share our posts, don’t we? After […]

Please don’t leave me hanging…. #authors #writers #cliffhangers

Please forgive me; I’m going to have a rant. Nothing infuriates me more in this frontier world of indie publishing, than the author who ends their book on a cliff hanger. Scratch that. They don’t end it at all; they just stop writing, smack in the middle of the action, assuming that the reader will […]

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made #airnzhobbit #lotr

It’s 2 years since I was in New Zealand, on the Lord of the Rings tour with Red Carpet Tours (highly recommended by me and no, I’m not on commission, just wishing I was back there again), so I couldn’t resist sharing the latest Air NZ in-flight safety video, modelled on The Battle of the Five […]

What sort of ‘back matter’ should your book contain? #IndiePublishing #BookReviews #BookMarketing

In response to a question asked on my last post – a request for advice on gaining reviews for your book, I decided it was time to get my act together and repurpose a guest post I did for Debbie Young’s excellent blog OFF THE SHELF BOOK PROMOTIONS, as this includes one of my favourite […]


Alternative Publishing Models Panel discussion at Loncon3 Perhaps my title is a bit unfair – there were a number of topics on the agenda for this panel, it just seems ironic that – no, let me get into that after you’ve read the following description for yourself: ‘Between the disappearance of independent bookshops, the dominance of […]

Word Crimes – how not to mangle the English Language

The Art of Procrastination – a Writer’s Guide

The Art of Procrastination – a Writer’s Guide #Amwriting or I will be, just as soon as I’ve followed all the instructions in this guide… See Rayne Hall’s facebook page here