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Believe In Yourself As A Writer

October 15th, 2021

First, thanks to Jacqueline for last week’s post and her sensible suggestions about getting your work published. But before you can get anything published you need to write and – importantly – admit to yourself (and to others) that you are a writer. In other words, believe in yourself!

Obviously, if you write, you’re a writer. But if you want to see your work in print then you need certain other qualities including:

Hard work: You can’t afford to have writers’ block! However you do it (and there are lots of suggestions out there online) you have to work your way through it and continue being productive. If you were a plumber, you wouldn’t suffer from plumbers’ block, would you? You’d just get on with unblocking that drain. You’ve also got to be willing to put the hours in. Don’t make excuses and procrastinate. Articles and books don’t writer themselves you have to be disciplined and sometimes have to make sacrifices. Read the rest of this entry »




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Ways To Get Your Book Published

October 8th, 2021

As you will know by now, I have been an author for many years and have had my books published in different ways, including different publishers and self-publishing.

These are the main options you have:

Approach an Agent

Approach a publisher direct

Self-publish

Hybrid Publishing

Ways to get your book published

You have spent months – years even – writing your masterpiece and now you need to get it out there to your adoring public. What are your options? Read the rest of this entry »




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Poetry Competition Winners 2021

October 1st, 2021

First, thanks to Anne for last week’s contribution. I couldn’t introduce her properly in my previous post as she is the winner of our 2021 Poetry Competition and the results hadn’t been officially announced. So congratulations to her for her poem Sunstruck. It’s a wonderful, sophisticated evocation of sunflowers in art. Second place went to Alan Coombe for Out of Season and A Spoonful of Syrup took third place for Tracy Davidson. Do go and read them as they are all worthy winners. And don’t forget, our Flash Fiction Competition is now open for entries until 30th November. Read the rest of this entry »




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