Writer’s Digest – Personal Essay Awards Competition

In January 2020 notice was given, due to lack of interest, competition notifications would no longer be published in this website. To date that policy has been adhered to. However, details of a new awards competition have recently come to light. A competition, that due to its nature, may be more relevant to, and of … More Writer’s Digest – Personal Essay Awards Competition

8 Editing Processes

Many authors, probably the majority, find the prospect of editing their own work frustrating and intimidating. Of course, if the resources are available, the best option is to employ a professional editor. Even then, authors should have undertaken some self-editing prior to despatching the manuscript. There are various elements to editing and it is important … More 8 Editing Processes

Authors! – Do Not Lose Heart

The advent of free, or minimal cost, ‘self-publishing’ services, just a few years ago, was exciting. Budding authors who had previously been frustrated by the intransigence of traditional publishers, now had free-reign. Many jumped upon the wagon with expectations of finding immediate success. Of course, everyone now appreciates the naivety of that. Nevertheless, it cannot … More Authors! – Do Not Lose Heart

Word Counts for Books

Authors regularly encounter discussions regarding how many words an average book should comprise. This can be distracting; pressurising; and confusing nevertheless, it is an issue authors should at least consider. The predominant questions are: Does it really matter how many words a book contains? Does it make any difference to the reader? The answer demands … More Word Counts for Books

What Does T. R. Robinson Publications Have to Offer?

The conclusion regarding viability reached in a previous article Are Facebook Pages Worth the Effort?, raised the question of what this website and associated accounts have to offer. Regular followers, visitors, and readers will know, though over the years there have been occasional breaks, as far as possible articles are posted on a reasonably frequent … More What Does T. R. Robinson Publications Have to Offer?

Book & Writing Competition Notifications

In a recent post Poll – Usefulness of Competition Notifications followers and readers of this website blog where requested to indicate whether they found notifications of book and writing competitions useful. There has been minimal response therefore, unless there is any dramatic indication to the contrary, the decision has been taken to no longer publish … More Book & Writing Competition Notifications