Why your book is not your baby
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Why your book is not your baby

It’s a commonly heard phrase uttered by authors everywhere; ‘my book baby’. I must admit I’ve used it before because it’s such a cute phrase and at times it does feel like the book you are writing (birthing) is your baby. But, it’s not. In fact, when you come to release your book, you need…

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

Book Promo: Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater
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Book Promo: Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater

During this crazy time of Covid-19, many authors have had their book launches and events, understandably, but disappointingly, cancelled. In lieu of this, I’ve opened my blog to authors affected by this situation to talk about their new release. Lauren Chater is the author of the best-selling historical novel The Lace Weaver which was released…

Book Promo: The Place Between by Suzanne Moore
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Book Promo: The Place Between by Suzanne Moore

During this crazy time of Covid-19, many authors have had their book launches and events, understandably, but disappointingly, cancelled. In lieu of this, I’ve opened my blog to authors affected by this situation to talk about their new release. Today, please welcome Suzanne Moore and her book ‘The Place Between’. Title: The Place Between Author:…

Getting published in 2020
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Getting published in 2020

There are many positives to being a writer in 2020, one of them being the opportunities open to authors to get their books out there in the hands of readers. An aspiring writer living in 1990 had one option for getting published: submit to an agent and hope that they could secure a publishing contract…

My favourite writing podcasts (2019)
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My favourite writing podcasts (2019)

The last time I did a blog post about my favourite writing podcasts, was way back in 2015! So I thought it was time to revisit and share what I’m listening to in 2019. So let’s get to it! #1 So You Want to Be a Writer Some things never change. I’ve been listening to…

No two books are the same (aka it’s your story)
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No two books are the same (aka it’s your story)

As I prepare to announce the publication date of my debut novel, I’ve been thinking a lot about the story. I heard an interview with an author the other day and something they said made perfect sense. The author said that once you have finished your book and it’s ready to go out in the…