When it comes to the business of writing, there’s an action all UK self-publishers have to undertake, thanks to a law that has its origins in the 17th century. Legal Deposit, as it is officially known, legally requires publishers to
It’s National Poetry Day on 1st October 2020. I thought I’d chat to two writers about how poetry fits into their writing business. The poet Robert Graves once claimed, “There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in
Gosh! Where has all the time gone? I can’t believe it’s been nine weeks since I last posted something. That’s not because I haven’t been doing anything. In fact, quite the opposite. Since lockdown restrictions have eased further here in
In my last post, I mentioned how I planned to combine my existing The Complete Article Writer with my recently updated Photography for Writers into a new eBook box set. Well, I’ve finally got that sorted, and The Complete Article Writer’s Box Set is now
I can’t believe the last time I posted here was at the end of May. I honestly thought because of lockdown I would have so much more time to share my ideas and thoughts here, but … well … as
Lockdown affects us all differently. I’m amazed by the way some people are filling their time, whether it be learning a new language, doing some DIY or catching up with their reading. For me, I’ve been able to make huge
I’ve been reading a lot recently about being a dictator. (No, not one of those authoritative types who’s clearly too big for his boots.) I’ve been looking into the art of dictating some of my writing to my computer. For
What makes a good author email newsletter? Two authors tell me how they keep in regular touch with their readers. Mailing lists. Every author should have one. Why? Because once we have our readers’ email addresses, we control how and
Hello! Remember me? Probably not, and I wouldn’t blame you! Things have been a little manic recently, and I’m not just talking about Covid-19. (I do hope everyone is safe and well.) Some of you may recall that for the
In this month’s Writing Magazine I’ve an article about making the most of this month’s extra day. So I thought I’d share some of it here, so you can start planning on how you’re going to use yours!
Do you know where all your assets are? (Oo-er missus!) Seriously, though, do you keep a list of all of the books you’ve written(both traditionally published and self-published ones) and which markets they’re available in? It’s so easy to think
I’ve blogged in the past about how using services such as Draft2Digital enables you to access a wide variety of other ebook distribution services, like Kobo, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble etc. But they also have another use when it comes to
Inter … what? Stitial. Interstitial. It means the bit in between. I’ve been journalling for a few years now, and a few months ago I came across this term: Interstitial journalling. It’s about journalling between activities. The idea is, when you finish one
Next year will be a busy year for me from a tutoring perspective. I’ve been booked to lead five courses, four of which have been outlined so far.
We’re approaching that time of year again, when it’s common to look back over what we’ve achieved and think about the future. But when it comes to thinking about that future, it’s easy to come up with a list of