Traditional Publishing: A Maze; Self-publishing: Amazing – Alison Gardiner | Guest Post

I have fought dragons and won; from now on please call me St Georgette. The vanquished fire breathing monster in question is the publishing industry, which waits, crouched, ready to swallow up, or at least badly singe, many would-be heroes. Having discovered that my original attacking stance, straight to the traditional face, was not working, […]

How to Write Powerful Flashbacks – Marry McAleavey | Guest Post

Flashbacks are an effective way to share background information about your characters and the story as it’s playing out. It’s more interesting than a linear timeline alone, and keeps readers engaged when written well. When writing flashbacks for your stories, take the following elements into account to execute them successfully.   Is Your Flashback Following […]

Kobo Writing Life Launches Suite of Vetted Publishing Services

Kobo Writing Life has announced the launch of a number of new “vetted” publishing services, including cover design, ISBNs, eBook conversion and copyrighting. Press release below: Kobo Writing Life Tool Kit Helps Self-Published Authors Cross the Finish Line Author access to advantageous pricing on a variety of publishing services TORONTO, April 13, 2016: Whether it’s due to writer’s block, the […]

How to Find The Time, Inspiration, and Success You Need as a Writer (Infographic) – Matt Banner | Guest Post

I think we can all agree that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Each day, I wake up and set my goals for the day, but I rarely get through all of them. Now, it could be that I’m setting ridiculous goals, but I’d like to think that it’s more about finding the time […]

Reading and Writing for Pleasure: April | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with thoughts for April on writing matters in the news, work in progress, reading and publishing.   Several years ago, I watched a TV programme showing Sir Terry Pratchett at work in front of a number of computer monitor screens. Then a little later, the news […]

Why You Need a Social Media Publishing Calendar and How to Build One – Antonio Tooley | Guest Post

You invested tons of effort to write your book, and it was even harder to get it published. You didn’t have a team of publishers watching your back; you did all the work on your own. You’re proud of that piece, and you should be. Now, the marketing aspect is also your responsibility. You can […]