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Writer V Author – What’s The Difference?

Writer V Author V Novelist what’s the difference?  According to the dictionary, a writer is ‘one who expresses ideas in writing’ or ‘one engaged in literary work.’ An author is ‘a person who writes a novel, poem, essay etc, the composer of a literary work.’Writer V Author V NovelistOn the surface there doesn’t seem to […]

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Useful Tips For Publishing And Marketing Your E-Book

If I’d known how much work was involved in publishing and marketing my own book, I might have thought twice about it. But only for a couple of minutes. Seriously though, it’s a full-time job and my head is spinning from all the research I’ve done. There’s the blogs and how-to manuals I’ve read, and advice […]

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Novellas – The Next Big Thing In Short Fiction

Short is good, especially short fiction. Short black (as in coffee), short speeches, making short work of shortbread.Alos, short cuts, shorthand, making the shortlist, and so on. The list is far from short.Short FictionAnd in the final stages of the marathon of novel writing I’m seriously considering trying my hand at short fiction. Not short stories, although I’ve written […]

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Rewriting – Pleasure Or Pain?

Rewriting your novel is akin to self flagellation.Let me explain.This post is part of my Book Marketing For The Faint-Hearted series, in which I promised to share with you my journey of self-publishing and marketing.Rewriting And EditingAt the moment I’m in the process of rewriting and editing my romantic comedy manuscript, Perfect Sex. I must admit I love […]

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It’s a New Year so Bring on the Birthdays!

Bring On The Birthdays is a unique book by an extraordinary lady.Maggie Counihan is an inspiration – not only to older people but to anyone who is allowing fear or uncertainty to prevent them from pursuing their dream. At the age of 60 Maggie, a divorcee, left her home, her family and friends and comfortable life […]

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Book Marketing For The Faint-Hearted Part 2

In my last post I promised to share with you my start-up marketing plan, which is based on three principles. Start as early as possible, even before you begin your novel. This gives you plenty of time to immerse yourself slowly into marketing waters and build up your confidence and expertise. Start simple. If you […]

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Book Marketing For The Faint-Hearted Part 1

Book marketing for the faint-hearted.Book Marketing – a word avoided and even feared by many writers. Most of us are shy retiring types to whom blowing our own trumpet is akin to running down the main street stark naked.So book marketing for the faint-hearted (that’s you) is more important now than ever. Even if you’re published […]

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How To Fall In Love Again With Your Trunk Novel

The journey of the trunk novel usually has the following trajectory:You’ve dragged your manuscript from the depths of the trunk or bottom drawer. It’s been tucked away for the last few years under a pile of warranties for goods you no longer own and a bundle of birthday cards you haven’t had the heart to throw […]

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Survival Tips For Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo is here again.That time when writers hibernate for a month and overindulge in chocolate and coffee.When they surface wild-haired and bloodshot-eyed to get more supplies.A time when they are often heard at night howling literary expletives to the moon.Surviving NanowrimoNovember is Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month.Writers all over the world join hands in a […]

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Do Writers Festivals Inspire You?

I’m not ashamed to admit it – I’m a groupie of writers festivals. It’s countdown time to the Brisbane Writers Festival and I’m like a kid waiting for Christmas. I’ve been to the BWF for the last 5 or 6 years running.Maybe longer, I’ve lost count, but it’s now become a must-do event in my […]

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