Should you write under your own name, or a pen name? Here are the three main reasons for choosing a pen name.
When you type The End on the first draft of your book, you are only just beginning.
You’ll get lots of conflicting advice, but for a writer to make the most of Twitter boils down to two golden rules.
Usually, you won’t see an author appearing in their own book trailer. But sometimes it’s exactly the right thing to do.
How do you find a good beta reader or “test pilot” to critique your manuscript, preferably for free? Finding the ideal beta reader can be a challenge. But here are some tips for where to start.
Everyone says we have to include video on our blogs these days, but how do we do it? Not only do we have to be author, publisher, marketing manager and general dogsbody, but apparently Martin Scorsese and Gwyneth Paltrow too! In this post, I’ll talk you through a short video I just made for my […]
A good beta reader can help you make your book manuscript 10 times better than it was before. But where do you find one of these magical creatures?
A beta reader gives you feedback on your finished manuscript, so you can adjust it before you set it loose on the world. These are the reasons why every writer needs beta readers.
Self-publishing used to mean 15 boxes of books going mouldy in your garage, but new technologies have changed all that. Find out how it works.
Do you ever struggle with your and you’re? Do you know when to use there, they’re and their? What about it’s and its? Do you use the apostrophe in “it’s a nice day” or in “the planet had it’s own gravitational force”?* Now, I know you’re getting a teensy little headache just thinking about this, but stay with me, there will be prizes later. You can win the spelling wars, without bloodshed.