Caveat: The following has been gleaned from information in the public domain without the prior knowledge of the author. Consequently, the writer bears no responsibility with regard to accuracy. All information has been interpreted or reproduced ‘as found’. Lucinda E Clarke is a prolific, versatile, talented author who has published several books in a range … More Author Spotlight – Lucinda E Clarke
Marketing, for many authors, is an evil and sometimes terrifying concept. They would rather be left to get on with their writing and to live the quiet life of an introvert. However, like it or not, marketing is a necessary component in an author’s toolbox. How else will readers know their book(s) exist unless they … More Seasonal Marketing
The large number of independent (indie) author books being published each day are making it more and more difficult for authors, especially unknown indie authors, to gain public exposure. Consequently, it is worth their while to consider other opportunities for getting their works published. One primary aim for this website and blog is to assist … More Writing Opportunity – Missouri Review – 1 October 2019
New authors constantly seek advice about which self-publishing site(s) they should consider using. All authors have been there at some stage and no doubt many have benefited from the freely given suggestions and advice provided by those more seasoned in the craft. It is only right for those authors, who are no longer newbies, to … More Which E-Book Publishing Site?
Earlier this year (2019) a reader’s review of the novel ‘Peter’ was published. Author T. R. Robinson thanks them for taking the time to read and review the book. In view of how popular audio listening is becoming it is thought readers may be interested to listen to a short extract of how it … More Sequel to the Novel ‘Peter’
In recent months there have been several posts, in blogs, on social media, in discussions, etc., regarding where authors may find story ideas. Naturally, all authors are grateful for any recommendations however, whether they realise it or not, they already have a treasure trove to hand. Everyone, author or not, creates new memories each day. … More Authors – Where to Get Story Ideas
No, it is not mobile libraries that are being referred to, though for rural communities where there is no, or a very weak, signal, these are an excellent resource. The ready convenience of mobile technology, primarily smartphones, tablets and e-reading devices, appears to be changing many readers habits. Many, or so it seems, now prefer … More Mobile Reading – Apps and Sources
Authors and readers frequently refer to a book as falling within a specific genre but does everyone truly understand what a genre is? Do they understand what type of work each genre encompasses? Prior to considering a variety of genre it is worth understanding what the word itself means. ‘Style of art or literature.’ (Oxford … More Genre – Defined
This topic was originally intended to form part of an overall article within which the variances between blurb and synopsis would be considered. However, it quickly became evident the eventual length of such an article would be unwelcome. The decision was therefore taken to consider synopsis’ and blurbs’ separately. What is a Synopsis? has already … More What is a Blurb?
This article was originally intended to consider variances between synopsis and blurb. However, it quickly became evident, if the topic is to be dealt with adequately, the eventual length would be unwelcome. The decision has therefore been taken to consider each aspect separately. This article will consider what a synopsis is and its purpose. A … More What is a Synopsis?