Posts Tagged: kim cleary writer

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 »

I often try to explain to other writers how Scrivener helps me be a better writer, but honestly it’s hard to know where to start. I’m not getting anything for recommending Scrivener. But I loved using it from the first moment I downloaded it, and I want to share how brilliant it is! Scrivener has… Read the rest »

Can pets become spirits? Can dogs communicate with us after death? Perhaps with a bark from beyond? Nutmeg, our beautiful Labrador, died while I was at a sales and marketing conference in Brisbane. Home at the time was Adelaide – many hours away. She’d had a stroke some months ago and was still struggling to… Read the rest »

Book Covers are so Important Everyone I meet tells me they often choose books by new authors, by their book covers first, then the blurb on the back page, then the first few paragraphs or pages. I know it’s true because this is the way I select new authors, both on Kindle and in bookshops.… Read the rest »

Was it my imagination, or did we experience a real-life paranormal event at our cheap digs in London? You be the judge. My husband and I lived in London while he researched his doctorate paper at the houses of parliament library. We couldn’t afford to live near the Houses of Parliament. We had to find somewhere cheap… Read the rest »