A few years ago, I had the opportunity to put my writing on stage for all the world to see. It was one of the most exciting times in my life, but also one of the most disappointing too. Why? We all hear about how authors are paid a hundred-thousand-dollar advance which leads them onto … Continue reading Writers’ Hundred-Thousand Dollar Advance?
Some time ago, I was sent this list of Oxymorons. Interesting that we don't notice these things until they are pointed out. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks? Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand? If a word is misspelt in the dictionary, how would we ever know? … Continue reading Oxymorons
My goodness, I walked the tiles of that platform in the picture above, for over ten years. My train took me from Carshalton to Victoria, and then onto the Underground where I stood beside so many thousands of people who I never knew. The tube I caught trundled along to Waterloo and after a quarter … Continue reading Giving Writers a Platform
Let's face it. You either enjoy selling, or you don't. If you don't, you probably lean towards marketing instead. These two subjects are a bit like Maths and English. You like one, or the other. Granted, there's always going to be the odd one or two folk that like both. We are all on a … Continue reading Marketing Your Books
To write, or not to write? Or, to put it another way, what is your perfect method of writing?...
We are now three full months into the New Year - do you remember your New Year Resolution? Just to clarify, a New Year Resolution is primarily, a goal you set yourself to improve the quality of your life, attitude or way of being. It’s a personal goal for self-improvement. As I haven't even heard … Continue reading Remember Your New Year’s Resolution?