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How writing a book can take over your life…

It was way back in 2010 that I had the idea of writing a book based on my family history research. I’d never done any creative writing before and had never imagined being an author, but I had a story … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in their Shoes

“You can never truly judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” When I started researching my family history, I wanted to do more than just collect names, dates and places. I know that’s where you have … Continue reading

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Three Tips for​ Writing a Series

Being in the middle of writing and publishing a series, I feel confident in saying that it adds a layer of complexity compared with writing a standalone book. But what do I mean by a series? My series is essentially … Continue reading

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I Can Write a Book!

Can I write a book? That was the question I asked three years ago when I put my first post on this site. It had taken me three years to write the post in the first place as I was … Continue reading

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Twelve Things to do Prior to Launching a Book

If I’d known then, what I know now, would I have ever written a book? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself repeatedly over recent weeks and if I’m being perfectly honest, I think the answer would be no! That’s … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I Chose to Self-Publish

There’s a lot written on the relative merits of traditional vs self-publishing. There is a view that many authors only self-publish after failing to secure an agent or traditional publishing deal. While this may be the case for some, more … Continue reading

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Becoming a Published Author

Condemned by Fate – Now Published! It all happened quite quickly and quietly really. After months of pulling together my short story, reworking it after the editing, making sure the formatting was right and then navigating my way through the IRS … Continue reading

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Goodbye Traditional, Hello Indie – Results

Originally posted on Myths of the Mirror:
enwikimedia.org Eight months ago, I started the process of canceling my traditional publishing contracts and re-releasing all my books as an indie author. My reasons for the switch were detailed in two posts…

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38 Book Cover Designers to Create Your Bestselling Cover

Originally posted on The Book Publicist:
A Good Book Cover Can Help Sell a Book- A Bad Cover Can Kill a Book   By Scott Lorenz Westwind Communications Book Marketing List of Book Cover Designers from Book Publicist Scott Lorenz Being…

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My First Month of Book Promotion: What I’ve Learned

Originally posted on Niels Saunders:
I’ve been a busy bee Just over a month ago, I self-published my novel Mervyn vs. Dennis on Amazon. A lot’s happened since then and I’ve been much busier than I expected. Here’s a fairly…

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