August 31st, 2012
By far the hardest part of producing a Guest Blog is to find an appropriate photo to accompany it. OK, there’s the formal portrait; but finding something a bit different is not easy, especially if you have the sort of face that needs arranging for the camera, and the sort of stomach you want to hide behind someone else. I decided to pick an informal picture that shows me working really hard on my poetry. You may think there’s something wrong with that statement; but the photo shows ten indicators of the poet at work, gathering ideas and developing poems-in-progress. Read the rest of this entry »
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August 24th, 2012
First, thanks to Jackie for last week’s blog. Whether you have a traditional publishing deal – like Jackie – or self-publish, it is becoming more and more important to be able to promote yourself and your book. I know that there are some of you who still shudder at the thought of having to use Facebook, Twitter and forums for that purpose, but Jackie’s post just goes to show that there are still traditional methods that you can use very successfully to promote your book. Read the rest of this entry »
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August 17th, 2012
by guest blogger, Jackie Sherman.
One of the challenges faced by less well-known writers is to make sure people know about their work. When my cookery book “Making the Most of Your Glorious Glut” was published last year, I was encouraged by the publishers (Green Books) to make good use of any contacts that I had, and to attend as many events as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
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August 10th, 2012
First, thanks to Shuchi for last week’s blog. We do have lots of students in India and I’m sure they’ll find this post very reassuring.
I talk to a lot of people who say that they’ve always wanted to write – but they worry that they’ve not got what it takes. Well there’s never been a better time to find out and if you’re not sure what kind of writing would suit you best, here are some suggestions: Read the rest of this entry »
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August 3rd, 2012
Let me begin by stating that the definition of a “great living” can differ between individuals and economies. $1000 a month may be lousy pay for a writer based in the US but for someone living in India, it counts for a decent income, enough to pay the bills and still leave room for investments and indulgences. Read the rest of this entry »
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