Tag Archives: writing process

So It Begins: A Story Is Born – Jan Malique

Reblogged from Strange Goings on in the Shed: Does anyone else have difficulty with finding an appropriate title for their posts? The majority of mine loiter expectantly, try to catch my eye and impress with their marketing ploys. This one … Continue reading

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My WIP, Beta Readers, Writing Friends, and Finally . . . The Cover Reveal – D.G. Kaye

  Reblogged from D.G.Kaye Writing, Friends, Editing, and Cover Reveal Many authors like to talk about their work in progress, especially when the book comes closer to being published, but I haven’t been too vocal about my latest WIP or … Continue reading

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Guest author: Lucinda E. Clarke – I’ve been such a coward

Writing the blurb for your book is always a nightmare. Frankly it’s easier to write the whole book than that short piece you hope will entice readers to at least click on the ‘Look Inside’ button. Whenever I’m writing a … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits by Jan Malique

Reblogged from jan malique: Image: Pixabay It’s been a while since I last wrote about Amunet, formerly known as the Alchemist’s daughter. She’s an Alchemist in her own right now. Her departure was made at the end of Inconsolable: Flight … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Net

The computer has gone from working a speeds of a derisive ‘you’ll be lucky’ to an emphatic ‘you’ve got no chance’. Whether it is downloading things behind my back, updating things I’d prefer it to leave well alone or simply … Continue reading

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How to make a living as a writer #amwriting

I was speaking to a friend this morning, a woman whose writing often glows with lyric beauty, yet who has stopped writing because she could not sell her manuscript and will not self-publish. As a writer, and much as I … Continue reading

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Ronovan Hester on how to create a character…and a brand new book!

Ronovan Hester is a familiar face around here… many know him through his Lit World Interviews site, as well as for the weekly writing prompts he hosts on his own blog, Ronovan Writes, including the Haiku Challenge. He is an … Continue reading

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Replay – Guest Author, Geoff le Pard: Locations

It is with pleasure that I hand the blog over today to that inimitable literary Red-Beard,  Geoff le Pard, whose new book,  My Father and Other Liars, was released in paperback and for Kindle earlier this year. You can read … Continue reading

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Replay: Guest Post – Nicholas C. Rossis: Finding Inspiration

 Nicholas C. Rossis  is the award winning author of a number of books, including the superb Pearseus series that cleverly blends the best of Sci-Fi with elements of mythology and philosophy, as well as the delightful Runaway Smile, a children’s … Continue reading

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A writerly weekend…

I was late setting off for the north on Friday, so there was no time to stop and enjoy the autumnal colour that now blankets the land like some medieval tapestry, all ochres, rust and gold. By the time I … Continue reading

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