Amazon the X Factor for books.

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With the return of the TV programme in the UK, it made me think about how it gave people who have no connections, (cultural capital, my husband would term it), a chance to show what they can do. Creat... Read More

Giveaways – Ripley Patton

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Collective wisdom suggests that you should build an e-mail list where you can share all your book news. I have previously tried giveaways with Goodreads and from my website, but with very limited succ... Read More

Nail your story

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One of the beauties of this book are the examples it gives. It is through examples of popular fiction that this book comes alive – The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Vampire Diaries, even films lik... Read More

Stephen King – On Writing

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I laughed, I cried, I took notes. This book is half biography, half looking at some of the problems of writing. For anyone looking for a how to book, or some magical formula, this book isn’t it. Wha... Read More

Prowriting vs Autocrit

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A work colleague asked me the other day if I was still writing. To which I replied, yes, but I was a little upset by the question. The problem being I haven’t published a book in two years. Part of ... Read More