Tag Archives: non fiction

Do you know how traditional publishers pay their authors?

Neil Gaiman comes up with such wonderful quotes! I’ve wanted to be an author since I was able to read, it was something I always assumed I would do. It wasn’t until I was older that I realised it wasn’t (at that time) as straightforward as that. Once I’d written a book that I believed […]

#BookReview – WORDS WE CARRY by D.G. Kaye #memoir #essay

Book Review – non-fiction memoir/essay My latest review was just a fraction too late to squeeze into #AugustReviews, but please do share anyway. Words We Carry by D.G. Kaye My rating: 5 of 5 stars ‘Words We Carry: Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem’ is a perfect title for this collection of memoirs about growing up […]

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 […]

How to Find a Wealth of Free Stock Photos

For all you authors and bloggers who, like me, spend way too much time sourcing free images, take a look at the review of this wonderful book… A review of a guide to free stock photos Source: How to Find a Wealth of Free Stock Photos

#Review – MENO-WHAT? A MEMOIR – by D G Kaye #non-fiction #memoir #menopause

I really need to catch up on a few more reviews, so here goes… Although this blog is usually about fantasy and SF, sometimes I like to read something outside those genres, and this is one of those occasions. This little book is one for ‘ladies of a certain age’, and, indeed all ladies, as it […]

Traditional or Indie publishing – which is right for you?

It’s decision time – which route will you take? Pursue a traditional publishing deal or go Indie? I’m sorta hedging my bets just now, and trying for the hybrid route (bit of both), but on many grounds I’m leaning more and more towards the Indie route for a whole heap of reasons. Thought I’d share […]

Goal setting for writers

I’ve noticed another skill that can be transferred from my ‘day job’ to writing: that of Goal setting. In my profession, training competition horses and riders, goal setting is hugely important, both to provide incentive and to benchmark success. As writers, we can do the same and reap the same benefits. Goal setting gives you purpose […]

Managing a part-time writing career

“Don’t give up the day job!” We’ve all heard it, and most of us need to abide by it. Unless we are lucky enough to get that big break (and I mean, big), few writers can earn a decent living by writing and doing nothing else. A couple of authors (past and present members) in the […]