Author’s Life

NaNo 2020 – Preps

5 days to go and the madness of NaNoWriMo will once again grasp my world. Its grip is already tightening over my mind, with October spent mostly in preparation for the writing marathon I’m about to take part in. New gear tested and optimised for writing on the fly, friends warned away for the coming […]

Chavey – a D&D world

Now, it should be said that this world is not my brainchild but that of a fellow Dungeon Master who has graciously let me stumble across his lands for the past 5 months or so. If you fancy visiting Chavey, you can ask to join one of his game here: https://patreon.com/taleweaver  

New Year – New Writing Space

 The last few years have been hectic for sure…  Three and a half years ago, I started a new full-time job. It came with a lot of training and learning, even more travelling and awesome new friends. That time also saw all three of my children start secondary school. I’ve been studying part-time to get […]

Branding Yourself – it’s more than just your book covers

One of the tenets of marketing is that an average customer needs to see your message at least seven times before they start to remember your product. The chances of a buyer seeing your book cover seven times if they’re not already one of your subscribers are low. But you can boost the odds by […]

Freelancing – Generalist or Specialist?

I stumbled upon a post Grow by being a generalist freelancer. This particular post isn’t aimed at writers, but it is something word artists should still consider. The business of writing is wide and varied. From writing copy for businesses to journalism, articles to essays, poetry to non-fiction. You also need to think: topic research, […]

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