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Are You A Sexist Reader? #IWD2017

When you pick up a book, do you think about the gender of the author?

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Writing Resolutions

There have been a lot of stories kicking about over the past few days about George RR Martin’s announcement he won’t get the next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire done before the sixth series of Game of Thrones airs on TV. In May last year he thought he could do it, but things happened, life got in the way, and he didn’t make the deadline. Continue reading “Writing Resolutions”

Reading List

I was going to write you a blog post but unfortunately I didn’t have time, so instead here’s a list of five things I have read this week that I found funny, interesting and/or helpful.  Enjoy!

  1. 10 Reasons not to be a writer by Matt Haig
  2. Part Five of The Working Barbarian, The Riddle of the Runes, by Sam Kurd
  3. Design student Philipp Meyer develops comic book for the blind
  4. Why don’t we take children’s books seriously? by Julia Donaldson in The Telegraph
  5. Work hard and be nice – interview with Kirsty Logan including her tips for writers on Writers’ Circle Scotland
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Reading is good.

On Terry Deary’s Sentimental Gush

ghostbusters_library1Yesterday there was an article about Horrible Histories author Terry Deary on the Guardian books page, in which he was quoted as saying that libraries are effectively past it. I disagree with that view, and wanted to address some of his points. You can read the article here if you haven’t seen it yet. His original comments are in the Sunderland Echo.

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Self Publishing For Beginners

homespungreyOr, how to be paranoid about marketing your eBook before you have even begun.

Homespun Threads (A Patchwork of Fairytales) has now been available to buy on the internets for a week (at Smashwords or Amazon).  I’ve read a fair amount of advice on how to market it, all of which requires a lot of time and effort which I am applying in fits and starts – that’s what happens when you have a day job, alas.   Here are some of the main bits of advice that have come up:

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If You Buy This eBook Your Life Will Be Better

Homespun Threads 4Do you like fairytales?  Do you like supporting children’s theatre?  Then have I got the eBook for you!

Posts on here have been sporadic of late because I’ve been putting together Homespun Threads, a book of 35 fairy stories featuring dragons, princesses, selkies, kelpies, manticores, sheep and all manner of other magical beasties.  Continue reading “If You Buy This eBook Your Life Will Be Better”

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