Soon I’ll be looking at my rough first draft and deciding just where to go next with it. Soon I may even be doing something completely different (in which case you will surely hear) but right now I’m in a bit of a limbo, a limbo that’s actually much needed. I need a limbo to get … Continue reading Do Authors Dream of Electric Books?
As an antidote to my previous grumble, here’s a nice thing about blogging. Back in the mists of time (5 years is a long time in blogging) I made contact with Maureen at Random Distractions, a lady who lives in Devon and has all kinds of interests which she shares with friends and followers. On her site I’ve … Continue reading The nice thing about blogging
I’m not sure I ever set out to develop what is now called an author platform. I started to blog partly for fun and also because of an instinct that in the increasingly digital world (this was back in 2007) it would be good to have an online presence. As an unpublished author it was … Continue reading Author platform – who needs it?
Following last week’s riposte to the can’t blog won’t blog fraternity, I thought I might as well add some meat to the bones of what blogging has done for me. One clue is provided by this weeks Strictly Writing post by Susie Nott-Bower about how writers hate the silence of no response. All writers crave if … Continue reading More love to the blog
When I read this post on the Futurebook blog recommending all authors get the social media habit, it simply confirmed my own beliefs that an aspiring novelist really has to get out there. It came up again at a writers’ evening where a friend who has just signed a deal for a genre novel told us that she is expected … Continue reading A blog by any other name