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Writing is rewriting: how to be brave and persevere

I have to confess this month hasn’t been a good writing month for me. I’ve started a new novel and I’m about 30,000 words in. A few agents have seen it already, and their comments have all been along the lines of ‘stick with it’, ‘well written’, and one actually said, ‘the opening is brilliant’.…… Continue reading Writing is rewriting: how to be brave and persevere

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How this indie writer reached number 1 on Amazon

This is a post I came across written by author Nicholas C. Rossis on how he went about promoting his self-published books on Amazon. I went through a similar process recently with my self-published novels, The Silk Romance and The Antique Love. In both cases I reached 7,000 downloads, pushing the books into number 2…… Continue reading How this indie writer reached number 1 on Amazon

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Good to meet you…author Kristy Tate

┬áIt’s a beautiful autumn day today – the sun is shining, and the sky is a lovely crisp blue. The shops are full of Hallowe’en wares already, and my grocer’s has piles of pumpkins outside the front. It’s the perfect time to host Kristy Tate – an author who writes about witches! Where do you…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Kristy Tate

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Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson

Summer in northern England has been a bit of a wash out this year, and the skies here are gloomy again today, so I’m hoping my guest has brought some southern sunshine with her. The kettle’s on, and I have a big plate of scones, cream, and jam ready especially. Now I’m waiting for my…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson

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Good to meet you…author Gilli Allan

I’m absolutely delighted to welcome author Gilli Allan today. Gilli and I share a couple of things in common. We’re both members of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association, and we both have recent releases with UK publisher Accent Press. Gilli is also one of the friendliest and most supportive authors I know. It’s been great…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Gilli Allan

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Good to meet you…author Rachel Brimble

What a glorious Easter weekend it’s been. Yesterday there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and I spent the whole day tidying up the garden ready for planting out some bedding plants. So good to have a day warm enough to sit outside, drink tea and share the rest of my Easter eggs with my…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Rachel Brimble

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Happy 80th birthday, Penguin Books

This year marks 80 years since Penguin Books printed their first paperbacks and changed the way readers thought about books forever. Penguin Books was first set up in 1935 by Allen Lane, who was then a director at the Bodley Head imprint. The story goes that he was coming back from a trip to visit…… Continue reading Happy 80th birthday, Penguin Books