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Rediscovering The Art of Writing

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When working on a new article or short story I usually work directly onto my laptop to create my first draft. I think this is because I followed my dad’s advice (one of the few times I did during my teens) and learned to touch type, so it feels natural to work this way. However […]

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Seven tips for marketing your ebook

In a blog post I wrote for Authors Electric last month (Retelling Tales – It’s Been Done Before) I hinted at my latest book. This month I’m pleased to announce my latest ebook featuring the rogue that is Brer Rabbit is now available for download from Amazon (UK – USA). The book contains eight retold tales all […]

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Author Visit With A Difference

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I was recently contacted by a teacher at a local school who had set hedgehogs as the theme for a class project. She asked if I could visit the children and talk to them about the volunteer work I do with Herts Hogline (a small organisation that rescues hedgehogs). A date was arranged and I suggested […]

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My experiences with ePublishing

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A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d be willing to answer a few questions about why I’d decided to give self-publishing eBooks a try. As I’m always telling my students to reuse work I’ve decided to follow my own advice and share my answers here. So here they are: Q: Which books have you […]

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Writing and Publishing Seasonal Picture eBooks and Apps

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A few of years ago I wrote two picture book stories ‘Where It’s Always Winter’ and ‘The Perfect Christmas Tree.’ As the titles suggest they both have a festive or seasonal link. Once I’d completed them I sent to various publishers who I believed (because I’d researched their previously published titles) might be interested in them. […]

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