How to edit your own novel

Editing your book is incredibly important. Not only will you be able to discover holes in your plot, you will also make the lives of your publisher and editor a whole easier. Here are 7 ways to help you edit your novel Take some distance Woohoo! You have finished your novel! That is amazing! You […]

Blog Tour Guest Post by Philippa Ashley

Blog Tour Guest Post by Philippa Ashley – My secret Cornwall

The Cornish landscape is a dream for a writer, giving endless opportunities for creating dramatic scenes and showing characters’ moods. Tranquil azure seas on a calm day… Crashing waves and storms… Eerie misty moors and quirky fishing villages with narrow cobbled streets… are a gift for any author seeking inspiration. Spectacular landmarks such as St […]

5 common mistakes Freelance Writers Make In Their First Year

5 Common Mistakes Freelance Writers Make In Their First Year

  One of the most convenient ways for authors to make money is by freelance writing. But making your writing into a business is not easy. Although I am sure that there is nothing wrong with your writing, there might be something amiss with the way you handle clients and build out your business. So, […]


Review – A suitable affair by Erica Taylor

Book-depression. That feeling you get after reading a particularly good book, and you don’t want to start another book just yet so you can savour the feeling the story left behind. That’s what this book did to me. A Suitable Affair is hands-down one of the best books I have recently read – and I […]

the club by cornelius moore review

Review – The Club by Cornelius Moore

Reviewing a book is not as easy as it looks: there are so many factors to keep in mind; Does this really represent the book? What if I am wrong, and the hardest one of all: What if this will hurt the feelings of the author? Books are like big fat babies, fathered by the […]

Why you can only send off your manuscript to one publisher at a time

Why you can only send off your manuscript to one publisher at a time

Reaching out to publishers as a first time or new author can be incredibly scary. This will be the first time your manuscript will be in the hands of someone that will put a commercial value on it – this will be the very first time that your work will be appraised. And yes, it […]


What are the noble ranks and what do they mean?

Emperor An emperor is a ruler or a monarchy that rules over an empire. An empire is a collection of people and nations ruled over by one monarch – the emperor. For instance: The Holy Roman Empire Stretched from the Lowlands and Germany to Italy, pieces of Slovenia, Austria, Poland and Czechia. The Empress is a title […]


What to do when someone pirates your kindle eBook

What do you to when you find out someone has pirated your eBook? Don’t laugh… it happens more than you think. There are thousands of websites out there that offer free eBooks of unsuspecting authors for free – in exchange for an email address or a tweet. So, what if you look up your book […]

Holmsley Publishing just opened up for submissions

Hi everyone! Just to let you know that Holmsley Publishing just opened up for submissions. Holmsley Publishing is a UK-based publisher and is looking for interesting manuscripts. They are more specifically looking for Young adult, Women’s Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Crime, Paranormal and Mystery genres. Holmsley publishing accepts unsolicited manuscripts but it is best to read the submission […]


5 tips for publishing your book on Amazon

  Kindle Direct Publishing is incredibly popular with new authors. Instead of having to endure the stress and often disappointment that comes with traditional publishing, authors are now taking their fate in their own hands by self-publishing on Amazon Kindle. Amazon’s KDP is pretty straightforward: You fill out the blurb, you put in a title […]