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Self Publish, Indie Authors. Part 3 Why mix and match vanity choices are sensible.

It is not vain to pay for elements of book publishing, its sensible. (see part 2) After all painting your bedroom might be easy, but it is so much easier to pay someone else. Just work out what you can … Continue reading

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Self publish: Indie Author: Part 2 Or why Vanity publishing is not so vain (but dont get ripped off)

  Following on from my last blog: Self publish, Indie, traditional: Where does an author start. Part 1 The journey for us writers is long and tortuous.  Finding your niche market might mean you need to ignore the traditional agent/publisher … Continue reading

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From manuscripts to word scans to a word document to smashwords. The long haul.

Getting even one of Lil’s scripts ready for indie publishing is becoming a bit of a long haul. As her daughter though, I know it would give her such pleasure.  Having found her manuscripts in a refugee bag when she … Continue reading

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Dogs.

I always swore I would never write about dogs. Yet the more I write, the more dogs creep in. My mother’s novels also describe dogs.  Their personalities and the relationships they have with humans pepper her stories. Yet she would … Continue reading

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When Two People Decide to Live Together and Combine Their Bookshelves

When Two People Decide to Live Together and Combine Their Bookshelves. It wasn’t until I read this article that I realised I don’t share the same bookshelves as my partner of 25 years. We have separate book shelves with separate … Continue reading

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Is your book readable? How to write and edit your books. Part one: The 3 act story and the 8 step narrative arc. by Fleur Butler

Writers are the very worst people to be able to look at their work objectively.  We are all so engrossed in our own prose, and our own characters we can’t see the dross and the heavy sentences for the light … Continue reading

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Self Publish, Indie, Traditional Agents, Ebooks and Print on Demand. Where does an author start? by Fleur

I edit mum’s books, I edit my own.  We have books ready to launch. I meet others who have written and struggle to find agents, publishers, an audience. And they are good writers, have hopes of being accepted as a booker … Continue reading

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