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The Writer’s Den: How Do Authors Earn Money?

Welcome to the second installment in my new blog series, The Writers Den. Each month there will be a guest post from a very special guest author with each author offering something different and informative on a particular area of writing and publishing. This month Cassie Hamer, author of ‘After The Party‘ (2019) and ‘The…

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My 10 Most Popular Posts 2019

It’s that time of year where I look back on the blog to see what posts have resonated most with readers. In all the years I’ve been blogging, 2019 produced the least amount of posts. Possibly due to the fact that I was um… busy… publishing my debut novel!! But nonetheless, I still found some…

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Best books of 2019

It gets harder and harder to list my favourite books each year, and this year was particularly tough. I think it would be far easier to list the books I didn’t enjoy, although that list would be very small. So, here goes, my ten favourite books for 2019 are: (in alphabetical order not favourite order…

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What does author success look like to you?

. As we move into 2019 – the year where I will become a published author – I’ve been pondering the question of what author success looks like. When I became serious about my writing and began focusing on it more as a life choice rather than just a hobby, my perception of success was very…

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Writing Process: Going backwards to go forwards

. The writing process and writing life always surprises me. How can something so simple – something I’ve always been good at – be so difficult? I was one of those writers who stumbled into creativity. I didn’t dream of being a writer when I was child, in fact, it wasn’t ever a consideration. I…