Category Archives: The story of a new author

7 Facts – One Lovely Blog Award

I was nominated for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD a couple of months ago by Bill Cunningham, Diane Mannion and Emma Gray and you can find out more about them here – W.C. Cunningham Writes , Diane Mannion Writing Services and Emma Gray’s Blog!

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Cambridge Literary Festival

This was a first for me, I’d never been to a literary festival before so decided to attend this year to see what it was all about and bought a ticket for a Masterclass: The Modern Publishing Landscape with Rebecca … Continue reading

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Things I’ve learnt in the first three months of being an Indie Author

So it’s been a while, I realise that but I’m trying to edit my second novel, Before the Dawn, and in amongst my other life it’s all a bit tight at the moment. Anyway in this post I wanted to … Continue reading

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Writers Group II

Last time I blogged it was on my rather worrying upcoming visit to my local Writers Group  and the possibility of my “coming out” (you will have to read the previous blog to understand that!) and this is the follow … Continue reading

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Writers Group

There is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt at the beginning of my second novel, Before the Dawn, which goes:- ‘We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…………….we … Continue reading

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Reviews

Reviews are a tricky area, aren’t they? Or is it just me? Nowadays it seems we’re asked for reviews on everything, every single time we buy any little thing and in many instances it feels inappropriate to even be asked … Continue reading

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Author Platform

Helen Hart of SilverWood Books recently sent out a tweet pointing to what I found to be an extremely interesting, though equally daunting, post by Jane Friedman giving an Author Platform Definition – I encourage anyone who is thinking about … Continue reading

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Free ebook

First month as a published author complete, sales ticking along with a 5* review in as a bonus, getting my head around social media (just about) so feeling pretty good! Wondering what the next month will bring? Well first up … Continue reading

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Social Media

So…my cherished novel, A Single Step, is now available on various sites, its sales are pleasing me and today my first (5*) review was posted by someone I don’t know! My mystery reviewer has no idea how much joy they … Continue reading

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Published at last!

As promised I have stopped procrastinating and have published my book. It has been uploaded onto several sites so there should be a format to suit all and it can be downloaded to read on many different types of phone, PC, tablet … Continue reading

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