My first ever visit to the London Book Fair was an inspiring and thought-provoking day. One of the talks at Author HQ was on how writers can boost their earnings. The room was packed, indicating that this is a hot topic for many! Most authors earn less than a living wage from their books alone,…… Continue reading How to make a living from writing: some useful tips from the London Book Fair #lbf
What do you think about free and discounted ebooks? Do you have hundreds of them on your ereader that you never read? Would you sign up to someone’s newsletter just to get a free book? Or do you think, “Why bother signing up to a newsletter, when there are thousands of free ebooks on Amazon all…… Continue reading Are romance writers devaluing their work with free and discounted books?
So, it’s getting on for the end of May and time for another Round Robin. This month we have two topics, both equally interesting. First up is: How have romance novels changed in the past ten years? My answer to that is: choice. There’s been lots written about the changes in publishing in the past…… Continue reading How romance novels have changed in the past ten years; plus, is there still a place for “sweet romance”?
In August last year my author friend JQ Rose invited me and several others to share our favourite writing tips in a series of posts running on her blog from October to February. JQ Rose had had the brilliant idea of eventually collating the posts, editing our articles, and turning our collected tips into an…… Continue reading A brilliant book of writing tips by romance and mystery authors
When I first started writing romance novels, I had no real idea of what a romance editor actually does. Well, I had a vague idea in my mind. I pictured an editor sitting in her office, reading through manuscript after manuscript, and rejecting pretty much all of them. Occasionally she accepts a novel, gives an…… Continue reading What does a romance editor do?
Please take a minute to check out the header at the top of my blog. Notice any changes in the text since last time you visited?… What do you mean, no? You mean you haven’t you been concentrating?? OK, then I’ll tell you!When I first started this blog a few weeks ago I described myself…… Continue reading Getting the call for my first romance novel