Category Archives: Resources for authors

Ideas and links to help with getting your book out there

How to write first and last lines

First lines are important. They grab attention. Last lines are important too. They stay with the reader. So here are some tips for first and last lines. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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What to do after you think your manuscript is ready

I’ve finished my first draft, so now I need a proofreader. It is the email that makes my heart sink. Yes, I know you have put a lot of effort into getting this far. But no, I’m not in the … Continue reading

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The benefits of being a beta reader

Here is a handy post about how being a beta reader can improve your work. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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5 Tips for writing vivid fiction

We haven’t had any writing tips from famous people for a while. Here are some thoughts about vivid fiction from Edgar Allan Poe. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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5 rules for writing a sequel

Writing a sequel is a good marketing ploy. People know they liked the first one, so it is easier to persuade them to give the next one a try. And of course, you already have an element of the planning … Continue reading

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How to print dyslexia friendly books – and why you should do it

This is an important subject that is easily overlooked. How to print dyslexia friendly books – and why you should do it. It is all too easy to get carried away with how your book looks and forget about the fundamentals … Continue reading

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How to write a blurb for a self-published book

Here is a post about something a lot of people hate: writing a blurb for their book. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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