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Review – Postcards From Pimlico by Paul Barrell

Reviewing books can be hard. A book can be three things: Absolutely fantastic, absolutely awful or "meh". Writing a piece on the first two categories is easy. I would even say that the piece almost writes itself. But when a book Continue Reading
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Why Influencer Marketing is a gold mine for authors

Self-Publishing is hard. There are so many things you need to figure out yourself: how to publish, where to find an editor, how to commission a great book cover, how to market your book, etc. It is no secret that Continue Reading
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*CONTEST* Win 1 of 3 copies of The Excursionist!

Chosen for the Sunday Mail's Great Outdoor Summer Reads, the Excursionist will definitely help you to keep hold of that fantastic summer feeling a bit longer. "The anti-Eat Pray Love – A darkly comic novel about travel, the need to Continue Reading
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Why every author should have a standing desk

We authors slave away behind a desk for hours and hours in order to write the book we have always wanted to publish. We come home from sedentary day jobs and then put our butt down onto our comfy chair Continue Reading
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Review: Solacium – SJ De Lagarde

Sometimes you come across books so gripping, you literally cannot get rid of them. The book is lying next to me and every now and then, I pick it up and go through it again, reading a passage or two, Continue Reading
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Review: The House of Mountfathom – Nigel McDowell

The House of Mountfathom is not a normal house. It is a place of wonder, magic and mystery. Luke, who lives in this magical house and Killian, a street urchin, team up to save House Mountfathom and ultimately the land. Continue Reading
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Interview : How to make your writing special

This week I will talk to Kadee Carter on how to make your writing special. Let's face it, agents and publishers get thousands of manuscripts submitted to them every single year. The two things they tend to look at are Continue Reading
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How to write a scene : 5 steps

What needs to happen in this scene? Plotting is important. Why? Because you need to be in charge of your story. I was one of these authors that let the “characters lead”. And I found out that I just kept Continue Reading