Working on long-form projects like novels can mean that you feel like your profile is hard to maintain. Once the excitement of a book coming out has died down, how do you keep up momentum until you publish the next one? This may not be an issue if you are particularly prolific, but as many […]
No one can be entirely objective about their own work. You spend so long in your own head with your words that they can become stale or overly familiar, and a new perspective is vital. This is why a team of beta readers is so useful for authors and writers: a fresh set of eyes […]
Hi, Jessica and welcome to Dark Dates! Tell us a little about your blog… what sort of books you like, how long you have been blogging, etc. Hi readers! I’ve been blogging once a week since April 2016 at https://jessicanorrie.wordpress.com , after much nagging from book groups on social media telling me I wouldn’t sell […]
Delighted to be joined by author Samantha Wood today… Hi, Samantha! Tell us a little about yourself and your book/ kind of books you write? I live by the beach in Victoria, Australia. I have a great love of the sea so it is probably no accident that my first novel The Bay of Shadows is […]
One of the criticisms of the digital book market is that it puts pressure on authors to constantly churn out new material: that on top of the ‘book a year’ demands of mainstream publishers, authors are now expected to produce digital-only short stories to keep their profile high and, of course, bring in extra income. […]
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 […]
I did a Takeover Tuesday post over at writer’s site Autharium – why not check it out, and see what else the site offers?