Why I’m Not Joining Vero (yet)

The past few days I've heard quite a bit about Vero. It's the best thing ever - it's the worst thing ever - it's saving creators from the mercy of the algorithm - it's stealing creator's works and dooming us all. Honestly, I don't know what is true. I had a little look and it... Continue Reading →

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Progress Update – My Life

Today I was meant to be giving a WIP update as part of my #wipgalentines female character challenge on Instagram, but then I noticed that it's also my birthday. I know - I'm also surprised I forgot but it's been a busy few weeks. Anyway, rather than just giving an update on my WIP so far,... Continue Reading →

Why You Need (Writer) Friends

It's easy to see other writers as a threat. After all, there are only so many agents, only so many readers, only so much money people are willing to spend. It's true that there is stiff competition for these things, as there should be, but isolating yourself out of jealousy or preciousness isn't going to... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Peyton McDonald

Today we're hearing from fifteen-year-old Peyton McDonald who was eager to share her thoughts on two of the most important aspects of being a writer - motivation and inspiration. She's written and self-published a touching debut novel, Before The End Of Summer and is already at work on her second. What is Before the End of... Continue Reading →

We Can Make 2018 Better For Indie Authors

Last night I read through Mark Coker's predictions for the indie publishing industry for the next year. If you don't know who he is, he's the founder of the excellent eBook publishers and distributors, Smashwords, who I used to publish A Grey Valentine's. If you haven't read his predictions for the next year, I recommend you go... Continue Reading →

The Only Essential Writer’s Tools

There's a difference between enjoyable and essential. A few days ago I did a post on my favourite writing tools of 2017and yeah, I love them, but I don't need them. People make a big deal out of things they say they need for writing, like a hot beverage and an intricate outline and a soundscape of... Continue Reading →

In A Year’s Time…

This post should probably be a reflection on 2017 and then a rundown of some 2018 goals or something, but I don't really want to do it quite like that. I didn't like 2017. There were bright spots, like self-publishing A Grey Valentine's and joining the lovely Instagram writing community, and I'm sure I'm meant to... Continue Reading →

You Should Write Fanfiction

Fanfiction gets a bad rep. Sure, some of the accusations levelled at it - overly smutty, badly written - can be true, but that shouldn't put you off. Used well, fanfiction can be both a fun hobby and useful tool for a writer of any experience or ability. Here are ten reasons why you and... Continue Reading →

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