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Thoughts on Character Creation

October 20th, 2017

In real life you’ve probably at some time met someone who has become a friend. Only gradually do you get to know the person and even after months or more you may be surprised by some revelation about them.

A character in fiction will be gradually revealed but as the writer you must know your  characters fully before you start the story.

It’s a good idea to make a detailed profile of your main characters. This helps you to be consistent and to know what they would and wouldn’t do, and not to provide sudden changes in behaviour which would be out of character and unbelievable to the reader. Occasionally a sudden change may be justified, for instance, if the character has suffered some tragedy or trauma, but as the author, you should have prepared for this. Read the rest of this entry »




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Mind Mapping

October 13th, 2017

First, thanks to Lucy for last week’s blog. When you’ve spent so much time working on a book and getting your ‘baby’ ready to publish, you can sometimes forget that unless you market it properly, it won’t get the audience it deserves and that’s the last thing you need! So, read Lucy’s tips and follow the links she provides as they really do give you some useful information.

This week I’m going to concentrate on some advice that one of our Writers Bureau students, Geeta Vittal Rao, wanted to share with you. In addition to working on our course she is also studying with the Self-Publishing School and one of the aids to writing that they suggest is Mind Mapping. This is how she describes it: Read the rest of this entry »




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The Worst Book Marketing Mistakes Authors Should Avoid

October 6th, 2017

When an author finishes a book and proceeds to publishing, they often think that most of the work is done. After all, writing and editing are really demanding in terms of time and effort, so having a complete book seems like a huge relief.

However, the release is only half of the way. If you’re not a well-known author, it’s not even half. The book market is highly saturated with a constant supply of new products of every genre. For example, Statista calculated that the U.S. book sales market in 2016 alone accounted for 2.7 billion books (both print and ebooks).

There is some good news, though. A large share of authors doesn’t support their products with quality marketing. Read the rest of this entry »




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