Posts Tagged: kim cleary writer

My self help manuscript on managing a life filled with unrelenting fatigue is with my editor! So Exciting!! Before hitting the send button, I spent some time tidying up the chapter on why and how to use a fatigue diary. I think it’s one of the most helpful things someone with a chronic illness or… Read the rest »

Fatigue and Pacing. I’ve recently come to realise that I’m one of those annoying people that freely gives advice .. but I don’t¬†always apply it to myself ūüėõ I’m in the final stages of editing my self help book about living with fatigue; and writing it has highlighted that while I’ve learnt lots of tips… Read the rest »

Every Year my birthday¬†falls close to the pagan celebration¬†Imbolc (pronounced ee-molc). ¬†It’s one of the oldest known Celtic fire festivals¬†and is usually celebrated on February 1 or¬†2. It’s famously called Groundhog Day in the USA. In the northern hemisphere, it celebrates early signs of spring as it falls half way between the winter solstice and… Read the rest »

It’s only 2 weeks into the new year and already I have a great giveaway and competition,¬†to share with you! Taste of Romance Photo Competition The competition is a lovely lead into Valentines day. As you know, I’m delighted to be one of the authors in the soon to be released Taste of Romance Anthology,… Read the rest »

The Legacy of Argent by Buck Kelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enjoyable Fantasy I love fantasy, but I don’t often read this sort of epic. The Legacy of Argent is typical of the genre. There is a cast of good guys engaged in various quests, journeys and battles against one particularly evil guy… Read the rest »

I’m an indie author too. I know how hard it is to get a book review published on the key sites like Amazon and Goodreads. When seeking an elusive¬†book review, there’s only so many times you can¬†beg and harass, your friends and relatives, all of your writing pals, and every online group you’ve ever belonged… Read the rest »

Some people love Christmas,¬†some people hate it.¬†Many people just go along with¬†it as¬†it’s hard to avoid the pervasive commercialisation. Unless you lock yourself away for at least six weeks before the special date that is awaited with equal anticipation and trepidation! Think¬†handmade One way to avoid the feeling of drowning in a commercialised Christmas is… Read the rest »

As a writer, you may never want to write romance specifically. You possibly can’t imagine yourself ever wanting to write a short sexy story. But there are lots of good reasons for learning from romance writers, no matter what genre you write in. Most readers enjoy stories with strong plots of course, but it’s the… Read the rest »

Would you like to have a short paranormal story published in an anthology? I’m looking for expressions of interest from writers who are keen to publish collaboratively. Your contribution needs to be a well written and edited short story between 500 and 10,000 words. It could be a: Paranormal story you’ve experienced yourself, Ghost story… Read the rest »

How many writers actually enjoy writing their back cover blurb? It’s a handful of carefully plucked words meant to generate excitement to buy our book. That’s the intent at least. It may not be scientific, but with a quick poll among my writer friends I found around 95% absolutely dread it! We writers may not… Read the rest »