Monthly Archives: May 2014

See new site…

New writing blog site! – just a short and sweet post today – do take time to look at The site has been completely updated to become the blog… Read more »

Sobering thoughts… #ebook

Important to know if you want to get your new book noticed! ῀ First the good news – the global publishing, media and entertainment industries in total are worth some… Read more »

Writing advice

These quotes feature in The PC Pioneers but could easily be applied to writing and authors: No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.Isaac Newton Research is what… Read more »

Play reading…

Just had the first ever read-through of my play ‘At First Site’ – ten ladies read through the parts and it was good fun. I wrote this in 1996 and… Read more »


One of my early surprises as a writer was when publishers and agents require you to squeeze your work into a genre. I took this the wrong way, hadn’t I… Read more »

Author earnings…

I was looking for what authors might expect to earn and found the Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest online survey that they did in October and November 2013.  It… Read more »

Don’t despair…

WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DOWN – JUST LOOK THROUGH THESE…   1 Ernest Hemmingway wrote The Torrents of Spring to encourage his existing publisher to reject it, he used the opportunity… Read more »

What do reviewers know?

Dan Brown was rejected and told his manuscript of The Da Vinci Code was ‘so badly written’. Fortunately another publisher did not agree. Jacqueline Susann received this review, ‘…she is… Read more »

Uplifting thoughts…

AUTHOR “ROCK STARS” Writers of books write for a range of reasons. It might be a lifelong ambition to write a particular book with no particular ambition for it as… Read more »

eBook Piracy

Have just been looking at several pieces on protecting eBooks from the pirates.  Takes me back to Bill Gates ranting at those ripping off his BASIC for the Altair. details… Read more »

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