Am writing, blogger, indieauthors, self doubt, self publishing, Uncategorized

Self-publishing, self-doubt, and Indie authors

The pic is a sneak preview of my cover… exciting… On Wednesday I ordered the proof copy of my Christmas Novella, ‘Game of Souls’ from Amazon. I celebrated with a square of chocolate and did the washing up (God, you are so rock and roll I cannot even deal with it! Washing up – really… Continue reading Self-publishing, self-doubt, and Indie authors

Am writing, Characters, research, Support, Uncategorized, writing groups

How to portray a character? What character research do you do? LGBTQ+ characters.

This week I wanted to talk about character research. What forms of research do you do for the characters in your story? The first thing I do is go to the good old favourite - the internet search. But lately, I’ve found myself thinking more about one of my characters, which will be part of… Continue reading How to portray a character? What character research do you do? LGBTQ+ characters.

Am writing, Beta readers, Pen name, Pseudonym, Uncategorized

To Pseudonym, or not to Pseudonym? How can Beta readers help you?

I’ve been asked a few times why I have a pseudonym or pen name, alias, whatever you prefer to call it. I will go with pen name. ((that’s because you cannot spell pseudonam… )) HA! You cannot spell it you mean… ((hey change that back. I totally spelt that correctly)) nope, the power of the… Continue reading To Pseudonym, or not to Pseudonym? How can Beta readers help you?

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Rejection, NaNo, interviews and inspiration…

Rejection, rejection, oh wait.. maybe, no rejection…. NaNo and working Well this week I went for my first interview in over a decade ((wow you’re well old!)) to cut a long story short as I’ve spoken about this before. I worked in a Library for 11yrs, made redundant end of July then spent Sep and… Continue reading Rejection, NaNo, interviews and inspiration…

Am writing, Characters, Uncategorized, writing

Character Sheets = an organised writer

Character sheets So, this week I wanted to rant on about character sheets ((Do you have a character sheet for me?? Is it cool? Under comedic value do I have like the highest score??)) I looked around on the tinterwebnet for information on character sheets when I first started out and found a few bits… Continue reading Character Sheets = an organised writer

blogger, cake, short stories, Uncategorized, writing

Book blurb, cake, sale… need i say more?

If my writing careers ends here, at least I got to eat my own book cake 😊 Decided to blog a day early in celebration of getting cake... A night lost to the past is now 99p via Amazon... So, when I’m rich and famous, actually take out the rich because I’m happy to just… Continue reading Book blurb, cake, sale… need i say more?

blogger, self publishing, Uncategorized, writing

Self-publishing on Amazon, and Skydiving mid-life crisis adventures

Last week I decided to self-publish my short story via the Amazon KDP platform, as promised I have included a bit of information about my experience with it. I will say most of it is very easy and there are step by step guides on how to do everything. I’m pretty computer savvy, but there… Continue reading Self-publishing on Amazon, and Skydiving mid-life crisis adventures