Imagine this: you are writing on a desert island, or in a cottage with a view over mountains or forest or ocean. Words flow down your arms and out your fingers onto the page – glowing, powerful, beautiful words. Food magically appears when you’re hungry. No one interrupts you. No one disapproves. No one laughs […]
Everybody seems to want to help us publish a book these days, but some of them are sharks. This is how I investigate a publishing service for quality and integrity.
Writers festivals and conferences are great places for us to get inspiration and education, and make connections with writers and other people who can help us in our projects.
This year, I got much more out of my local writers festival than I have in the past. I’ve made a list of the things I did differently, so that it might be useful for you, too.
I often get questions about what I’m using for different phases of writing, publishing and blogging.
I’ve seen other bloggers post a list of their favourite tools and I’ve found them really handy. I think, “Ooh, what are they using for such-and-such??” and voila! there is the answer. 🙂
So [drumroll….] here is my list. Hope you find some useful ideas in it. 🙂
If your book is the one thing in your life that never gets finished (or started), what is the answer? The solution is to treat it like a project that actually MATTERS! Listen to some tips from management consultant Monique Beedles about organising the writing process to get results.
The internet is awash with writing and publishing blogs. Which ones are worth reading? I dip into lots of blogs, but I don’t want to overwhelm you! So I had a little think and came up with this Sampler of just four blogs, to help you get started on the self-publishing path.