This is an edited version of an old post, but it’s an issue I still see as vexing many indie authors in particular, as well as bloggers who get rightfully annoyed when they are spammed through sites like Goodreads and Twitter. So for what it’s worth, here are my tips. One of the key ways […]
When I first started writing fiction, it was with a definite ‘literary’ slant. Although I did get a few short stories published in women’s magazines (a market I would heartily recommend, since they actually pay far better than most literary mags), my first book and collection of short stories fit most comfortably in that most […]
So, while the Dark Dates universe is still close to my heart – I’m working on the next one now, honest! – my latest book marks a different direction. It’s a foray into chick lit, but don’t worry – snark still abounds, plus a Newcastle setting that is a love letter to my hometown (as […]
People often (OK, very occasionally… OK, hardly ever) ask me about my writing ‘process’. It mainly goes like this… Preparation: I write first drafts in longhand, so choosing the ‘right’ notebook to get started is important. So…This one, maybe? Procrastination: I dunno, though. Maybe this one? More procrastination: Maybe I should sleep on it. I’ll […]
One of the most exciting things about getting the books into print is the thought of them being out there in the world as things, so I have been chuffed to bits by people sending me pics of the books when they’ve bought them, especially if they send me ‘shelfies’, as there’s a particular thrill […]
So – one of the best parts of my publishing journey has been connecting with so many great bloggers. I was really anxious about this when I first published Dark Dates: everything I saw online seemed to be about drama between authors and bloggers (especially indie authors) and lots of blogs I first encountered had […]
I did a Takeover Tuesday post over at writer’s site Autharium – why not check it out, and see what else the site offers?