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Why you should not write your novel

For weeks now I have been following posts on the internet, devouring anything to do with publishing your novel and getting your baby out there. From all this reading, time and time again (please excuse the cliché), a simple message has been delivered.

“New authors: Don’t write your first novel.”

Now the words are not these exactly, [...]

25 Ways To Buzz A Fellow Author: Guest post by Rowena Cherry

My grandmother on the distaff side used to say, “If you’ve nothing nice to say, don’t say anything…” Switch “nice” for “helpful” and you have my current philosophy.

I’ve recently been invited to become a contributing member of the blog “1st Turning Point“, which got me thinking about what I have to offer (or pay forward), [...]

Life On The Right Hand Side Of The Menu

In my earlier post where I discussed the focus required by successful writers to make time in their lives to actually sit down and write “Sorry but I am too busy writing”.
I made a reference at the end that there is a negative flip side to the quality of your writing when you bury [...]

Why is it wrong to sell your work?

“It feels wrong to say that I’m trying to sell something.”

These are the words of Bart Schaneman, commenting on Jennie Nash’s article “Five Reasons Why Good Writers Fail” posted on TopicTurtle.

I had read and enjoyed the article and was then browsing the comments when I came across Bart’s words. I fully empathised with Bart’s sentiments [...]