Category Archives: Writing

I’m Learning about Author Taglines

I understand the concept of product Branding, but hadn’t ever considered authors needed one. 🤔 What prompted my research was signing up to a website, to help with marketing my book and it was there, a field to complete. Oh, … Continue reading

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Target Audience

One of the things a writer should identify when starting to write a novel is their target audience. When I wrote A Charming Bequest, in my mind I generated a vision of my reader, who was a lady, probably 40+ … Continue reading

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Which is the hardest – the writing or the marketing?

If anybody has ever dreamed of writing a book but suffers from the notorious Writer’s Block problem, take heart. I know how difficult it is when Muse takes a hike and all you see is the cursor flashing on the … Continue reading

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Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has purchased my book. I really appreciate it and I hope you enjoyed it.Amazon have prompted me today about promoting it again. Here’s the blurb: Sophie is young and building her career as a freelance … Continue reading

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A Charming Bequest

A Charming Bequest – Researching a family story, Sophie finds more than she expected. A slightly erotic, contemporary romance. https://bit.ly/3dGJz93

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Promoting and marketing thoughts

I’ve posted before about how the inspiration and actual writing of a book can be tricky enough, but at least once you get a manuscript written then you have something to work with. You refine and hone it. You find … Continue reading

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Do you dream of writing and publishing a book?

One November, about a decade ago, every day I wrote for a couple of hours – 2500-3000 words. I’d read about NaNoWritMo and tried the principle. I found that getting into the daily writing habit, with a deadline for finishing … Continue reading

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What makes a good story for you?

I often deliberate on what makes a good story? Is it the characters, the storyline or something else? For me, there are two main elements. First, I have to like, or at least recognise, the characters and they have to … Continue reading

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Striving for perfection

Let’s imagine a scenario: I have a completed MS, edited to the best of my ability following advice I have researched: ‘Show don’t tell!’ ‘Just write the damned thing!’ ‘No passive sentences’ … ‘cut adverbs’ … ‘find your own voice’… … Continue reading

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