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I’m delighted to announce…

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…that I am now represented by Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton Literary Agency. It’s been a wonderful start to the year with a warm response so far for my next novel. I sent it out at the beginning of January and met Judith. Later that week she agreed to represent me. This is a […]

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Countdown week – meet Lorraine Pascoe

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Lorraine is the family liaison officer for Jan’s department. She’ makes sure that everyone is looked after and that everyone is in the right place at the right time. She’s understanding but not a soft touch. She and Jan have worked together from the beginning and they know each other well. They used to go […]

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November means NaNoWriMo!

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November means Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month. The time when I write 50000 words in 30 days. Which isn’t novel length, and the length isn’t the only thing that’s different. I really look forward to November. It’s just after my birthday, just before Christmas and it’s usually cold. So when I discovered Nano many of […]

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Kindle Scout: the final week

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I’ve been running a Kindle Scout campaign for three weeks now. The first two weeks were great, with plenty of time in ‘hot and trending’. But week 3… Week three was both difficult and focusing. I’d exhausted all my personal contacts and had to urgently think up new strategies. I haven’t connected my day job […]

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Day 15 update – half way through Kindle Scout

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So I’m half way through and I’ve had an accelerated learning experience over the past two weeks! Kindle Scout makes you evaluate exactly what you know about social networking against what tools are out there. It also makes you evaluate how comfortable you are with the process. Self publishing has had a bashing this week in […]

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Submitting a Novel to Kindle Scout

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I’ve always wondered how Amazon Publishing works. When I looked into the process I found that they have a ‘Kindle Scout’ section where the author uploads a novel and readers nominate it for publication by Kindle Press. The difference between this and straightforward KDP self-publishing is that if the novel is selected through kindle Press it […]

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What, When, Where? with Tanya Reimer

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Continuing the What, Where, When? feature of writers and their writing processes, I am very pleased to welcome Tanya Reimer, author of many speculative fiction novels, to the blog to talk about her writing life. What do you write? I am a writing addict. I will try anything in any dosage. I once had an editor […]