There have been so many other things to write about in the past few months, I failed to get through all my intended posts about my October tour of the Outer Hebrides, so I’m picking that up again now. Here we are, moving on from South Uist to North Uist. North Uist covers 117 square […]

By sheer fluke, I happened to watch CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR just a few days before going to see THE BLACK PANTHER, so I’d already had an introduction to the character and how he becomes king. That only made this film even better, as a little background went a long way toward setting the scene. […]

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
A good story is far more than a recounting of he said, and she said. It’s more than the action and events that form the arc of the story. A good story is all that, but without good subtext, the story never achieves its true potential.…

This might be my final post from 20BooksLondon (I will look over my remaining notes and see what I can decipher to see if any of them might make a useful post). There were lots of fantastic sessions where I didn’t feel the need to take notes, and this one is as much a reminder […]

Sharing a bit more of what I learned at 20BooksLondon, here is a resume of the notes I took on blurb writing. Now I’m fairly confident about my blurb writing ability, but I’m very aware in this industry things change – what works this week doesn’t next (especially in marketing), so any of the latest […]

This book sounds fun, so I thought I’d share with you guys – oh, and there’s a giveaway to win a paperback copy, open Internationally! Plus one $20 Amazon gift card up for grabs as well. Book Details: Book Title: Tribal Affairs by Matt Dallmann Category: YA Fiction, 277 pages Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Matt Dallmann […]

When I was trying to figure out what to share first about the lessons I learned at the 20Books conference, I decided the best thing would be to talk about the one thing I didn’t take notes on before I forget! I didn’t take notes because this is never going to be me (I think), […]

It’s been a couple of years since I last went to a writer’s conference, and all those I attended focussed for the most part on improving craft and how to land a traditional contract. 20books is by and for indie authors – if you ever get the chance to go to one, grab it with […]

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Image: Pixabay Rather a grand headline, I know, but you’ll understand where I’m coming from as you read further. Amongst other things, I am a writer. Those ‘other things’ include caring for an elderly parent (two, until recently), and running a full-time business that involves a lot…

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
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