Tag Archives: readers

10 Hilarious Memes About Being Sleep Deprived from Reading

10 hilarious memes for readers…

How important is solid #Worldbuilding in a #fantasy novel?

I ask this question because I’m currently reading an Urban Fantasy novel that is causing me to scratch my head rather too often. I think the answer to the glitches in this specific novelĀ is probably that it lacked beta readers to pull the author up over the many illogical facets of this world. If it […]

#Readers, have you discovered ‘CONNECTIONS’ magazine yet?

  CONNECTIONS is a magazine devoted to introducing readers to new authors – and yes, I am featured in there this month šŸ˜€ It’s a multi-genre package, crammed with excerpts, author profilesĀ and fun stuff, plus special offers on new and on sale books and ebooks. Take a look for yourself: https://view.publitas.com/mpsmith-publishing/connections-emagazine-summer-2015/

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)Ā in the […]

A writerā€™s blog for readers

Iā€™ve started writing my first blog post probably six times. Now, thanks to the generous advice of the wonderful Lori Oster (http://professoroster.blogspot.com/), I have found a direction for my blog that makes me both comfortable and excited, in anticipation of sharing with you. I write fantasy and urban fantasy, and sometimes science fiction. I am […]