Posts Tagged: writing

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 »

No, I’m not reading erotica in the closet… But following on from my last post about reading reviews, and how no one book can attract all readers, the time has come that I feel I must admit my guilty reading secret. I love fantasy … but not the sub-genre that started it all! What is… Read the rest »

Sometimes I think the dilemma of whether or not to read reviews, is as all-consuming as the dilemma a despondent Hamlet pondered when he uttered the immortal words, “To be or not to be…” I apologise to fans of Shakespeare for modifying the well-known line! Different (and conflicting) Advice for Writers The subject of reviews,… Read the rest »

Writing the first draft of a full-length novel is exhausting and exhilarating, full of hope, and full of fear. Luckily for me, I’ve worked out how to stay sane while editing a full length novel – and yes it does involve chocolate 😀 I’ve completed and published two full-length novels. I have a novella, several… Read the rest »

As promised … here is the first, of what I hope will be a number, of short reviews of books I think my readers will find interesting. The first book review is Bridgefinders by Joshua C. Cook. Like me, Joshua is fairly new to the writer scene, but he already has a few books out.… Read the rest »

Yes it really is quite easy, and quick, to write a great book review for your favorite authors! I always love to hear from people who have enjoyed my books. But when I ask if they’ve left a review, a surprising number shudder, or shake their heads. It’s all too daunting, too time-consuming, and does… Read the rest »

How much work is too much, obviously differs amongst different people and different circumstances. Like many writers, I seem to have more ideas than time … and a disturbing ability to dither between multiple projects without managing to make a lot of progress on any of them! At the moment, in addition to trying to… Read the rest »

In my Daughter of Ravenswood series, I’ve created my own vision of a two layered underworld. In the Shadow Glades, spirits who are not yet ready to be dead roam freely. In the Sanctum of the Dead, the spirits of those who have died and never want to return, rest in peace. When Meagan learns… Read the rest »

It’s the letter T and I’m running a couple of days late! I’ve been looking forward to the letter T because I want to write about table turning 🙂 I’m still writing a novella in my daughter of Ravenswood series – I’m enjoying it, it takes Meagan and Glynn deep into one of the old… Read the rest »