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

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 … Read more

Momentum and Moving Forward

I’ve written a few blog posts over the past week or so. Some of which I never intended to publish. They were simply a way for me to work through my internal thoughts and feelings and help me decide on my direction. After all, my word for 2020 is momentum. If you read my last … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey: 18 months on

It’s hard to believe that I began my indie publishing journey over eighteen months ago. And that was only when I’d made the decision to self-publish, I had been contemplating it well before that. So, 18 months on, and one indie published novel under my belt, where am I at? Firstly, I’ve been nothing but … Read more

Getting published in 2020

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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 … Read more

2020 Intentions

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If you read my previous post, or my Goals: 2020 post, you’ll know my word for 2020 is MOMENTUM. Momentum is the perfect word to keep me moving forward in my writing and publishing, and also my personal life and the forward motion I need to achieve my professional and personal goals. But aside from … Read more

3 reasons you should read your book reviews

To read your book reviews, or not to read your book reviews, it’s a contentious issue and one that is highly debated on both sides of the argument. Those against, advise that nothing good can come of reading what someone thought of your book – especially the negative comments! Writing is an art, and once … Read more

One week on from publication

It’s hard to believe that one week ago I was a ball of nerves as my debut novel, The Memories We Hide, hit the shelves. I woke to an email that pre-orders had been sent and that my book was now live. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t internally squeal with excitement. So, … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey: Chapter 5 (Imposter Syndrome)

The other day was a particularly special one in my publishing journey. I revealed the cover for my debut novel The Memories We Hide. First to see were my super-reader team, and then my VIP newsletter subscribers. The feedback was so positive, it had me buzzing. Then I reveal the cover to the wider world … Read more

An indie publishing journey: Chapter 3

. This is the third chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey. You can read all posts by clicking here¬† When you approach something new, there’s always a steep learning curve. Whether it’s a new job, parenthood, or your first overseas travel adventure, and indie publishing is no different. In fact, I … Read more