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Food For Thought

May 24th, 2013

First, thanks to Jackie for last week’s insight into the working of editors’ minds. Not always something that’s easy to understand! Read the rest of this entry »




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12 Tips for Creating a Simple E-Book Cover

March 8th, 2013

There is no doubt that a professionally designed e-book cover looks better than one produced by the DIY method. But is there anything those of us with a publishing budget of zero can do to improve our chances of producing an effective cover? Read the rest of this entry »




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How do you find time to write?

March 1st, 2013

First, thanks to Sherri Matthews for last week’s blog.  I think we all tend to exist in our own little writing world and I’d be interested to hear what yours is like.  Are you like Sherri and resent every moment spent away from your writing?  Or do you struggle to get into the right frame of mind?  Have you ever suffered from writer’s block?  What do your friends and relatives think of your writing ambitions? Read the rest of this entry »




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What’s wrong with this picture?

August 31st, 2012

alison1By 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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Writers Bureau Student Long-listed for Romantic Novel of the Year Award

January 21st, 2011

First, thanks to Anne for last week’s blog. As she says, blogging has become virtually a pre-requisite if you want to promote yourself and bring the world to your website. But don’t just look upon it as a tool – take her other advice and get the enjoyment that comes with not having to write to others’ requirements!

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