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Ideas and links to help with getting your book out there

Tools for researching your book idea

Anyone who has seen Dragons’ Den knows that research is an important element of business planning. And unless you are just writing a book for your own amusement, and there is nothing wrong with that, you need to view your … Continue reading

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How to price ebooks

Pricing is a crucial element of any business. There are a long list of factors to take into consideration. Unfortunately, most of the straightforward ones don’t apply to ebooks. So how do you set about it? Here are some useful … Continue reading

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A new indy publishing company is searching for new writing talent.

This new independent publishing company might be worth approaching. See what Bridget Whelan has found out about them. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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How to guard your creativity

Like many things in life, this can be summarised simply. Use your common sense, and remember that moderation in all things is important. On the other hand, there are times when you can’t see the wood for the trees. At … Continue reading

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The Great Novel-Writing Checklist

A checklist can be a useful tool for quality control, just to make sure you have done everything you meant to do. But I’m always a bit suspicious about checklists for novels. It isn’t as simple as a formula leading … Continue reading

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Writing competitions to enter before the end of the year

Are you looking for a way to get noticed? Do you need a deadline to spur you on? Then one of these writing competitions could be what you need. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this … Continue reading

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How to write about physical pain

Writing about pain is harder than you might think. But then, pain is quite a difficult thing to compare. Can we ever be really sure whether my pain is worse than yours? Louise Harnby specialises in proofreading fiction, so she … Continue reading

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Enter the £10,000 award for a first-time writer

Bridget Whelan has found another good competition to enter if you are an unpublished writer. Well, nearly all unpublished writers, so read the small print carefully. Find out more here. Visit my websites via the links at the top of … Continue reading

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Fictional languages

Most of us are never going to need this information. But there are But if you need it, you can do without reinventing the wheel. Here is some useful reading if you find yourself needing to invent a fictional language. Visit … Continue reading

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Using a memoir for the basis of a novel

There is a lot of talk these days about repurposing. Using one piece of writing for several purposes. For example, a blog post, a newspaper article, and a talk for a local group could all be based around the same … Continue reading

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