Category Writing

#BookReview PICARD, THE LAST BEST HOPE by Una McCormack #StarTrek

I’ve been a Star Trek fan since the very beginning. I’ve watched all the series over the decades, and a few weeks ago I took the plunge, re-instated my access to Amazon Prime TV, and started watching Picard. I hate to admit, I was pretty confused at the start, and felt I wasn’t watching Star […]

Writers, are you easily distracted? Try the ‘bubble’ technique.

I had one of those lightbulb moments about another sporting technique that can easily be applied to writing. One of the most difficult things for a performance athlete to learn is total focus. This means learning that while you must address the things that are within your sphere of control, you must equally well learn […]

Book reviews: #3 & #4 in Richell Mead’s DARK SWAN series #UF

I decided against reviewing these books separately, as it really only means much if you’ve read the earlier books in the series. I reviewed book #1 STORM BORN, and #2 THORN QUEEN already, and although each book is a separate story, there is one overall arc to all four, #3 IRON CROWNED and #4 SHADOW […]

New Release: GET THE DRAFT DONE by Charles F. French #writing books

Are you one of those aspiring writers, who would really love to write a novel, but you aren’t quite certain if you can tackle something that daunting? If that’s you, then check out this neat new helpful book by Charles F. French, hybrid author and English professor. From the author: “Instead of thinking about doing […]

#Writing tools: have you discovered BookLinker?

I mentioned BookLinker in my recent post on adding Amazon categories to your books, but finding categories is not the only thing Booklinker does – and it’s FREE to use. After publishing that post, its designer, Richard Hellewell, contacted me to tell me about new tools available on the site, so here’s a bit more […]

#BookReview: THORN QUEEN by Richelle Mead #UF

I went back to work this week, a bit of a shock after 10 weeks off. This will be my new normal now I live in the Scottish Highlands: a 5 day clinic, almost solid teaching and a LOT of driving, which I undertook in my little horsebox which is equipped with full living facilities, […]

#BookReview – STORM BORN by Richelle Mead #UrbanFantasy

Whilst unpacking boxes following the grand move, I realised just how many un-read paperbacks I own, so I decided to read one! Hence, this review is for a traditionally published book by an author I already know I enjoy. Just before plunging into the fray, to make you even more jealous (as if you weren’t […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Extract #Fantasy The Prince’s Man by Deborah Jay #0.99c #Sale

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Deborah Jay shares an extract from her epic fantasy The Prince’s Man which is Book One in The Five Kingdoms Series. The book is on offer for just this week at 99c/99p About The Prince’s Man Think ‘James Bond meets Lord of the Rings’ Rustam Chalice, dance tutor, gigolo…

#BookReview – A STOLEN HEART by @KayelleAllen #SF

Coinciding with release day for A STOLEN HEART, you can see what I thought of the book in my review below. As we are staying in lockdown for at least another 3 weeks the garden and house will continue to benefit. We’ve finished digging the veg garden (yay!), and the polytunnel has gone from this […]

Surviving #lockdown – guest post on @brazenbookshelf

Join me as I talk about how I’m surviving lockdown, and take a peek at my home office, on romance recommendation site Brazen Bookshelf:   Thanks to Deborah Jay (from Scotland, UK) for sharing how they’re coping with living in lock-down, we hope you guys are keeping safe and well! I’m currently in lock-down with […]