Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition- Deadline Approaching

  This is a reminder that the deadline for entry to the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition is:   Saturday 30 November 2019 Details of the competition and how to enter may be found in the previous notification: Book to Screen Opportunity – Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition All those who choose to enter are … More Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition- Deadline Approaching

Author or Writer?

The question of whether someone is an author or writer frequently crops up even though, due to modern day usage, it tends to be a superfluous enquiry. It is often posed by people new to publishing though, occasionally, it may also be raised by those who have already published something but remain confused about the … More Author or Writer?

Preferred E-Book Publishing Site – Survey Results

Aspiring authors frequently, and occasionally even those who have already published, seek advice about which self-publishing site(s) they should consider using. Consequently, a survey Which E-Book Publishing Site? was recently conducted by this website, in which more established authors were asked to share their experience and preferences. The results follow: Question 1: Authors! If you have … More Preferred E-Book Publishing Site – Survey Results

The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

It is difficult to do this book justice in a short review. It is indeed a remarkable and comprehensive aid, especially for those new to the writing world. Note ‘writing world’ rather than authoring because this covers far more than just authoring books though it does of course also deal with that. To clarify it … More The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

Update to Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)

  It has only just come to light that a question has been omitted from the original survey requesting feedback on which formats readers prefer. The original survey was published 6 September 2019. The omitted question relates to whether, when utilising a digital device, readers prefer text, audio, or both.   The updated survey may … More Update to Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)

Book to Screen Opportunity – Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

Most authors will undoubtedly love to have their book(s) made into a film. It is a goal many aspire too but few, very few, ever see accomplished. The Screencraft competitions are therefore very welcome, especially as there are not many such opportunities available. Caveat: The following information is provided ‘As Is’. No endorsement or guarantee … More Book to Screen Opportunity – Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

National Novel Writing Month – Who For?

Most authors, especially those who are active online, will have encountered reference to NaNoWriMo (the acronym principally utilised when referring to the programme) at some point in their career. Though the programme commenced its existence in 1999 it has never been discussed in this website blog. It is about time that omission was corrected. Though … More National Novel Writing Month – Who For?