From October 2015, the only new posts on this blog will be those relating specifically to my public talks and seminars for authors, or to do with new books that I’ve written for authors.
Get Writing! is an annual conference for writers at all stages in their career, run by the Verulam Writers’ Circle, which is based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. I was pleased to be invited to run a workshop there called “How to Market Your Own Books” in the very pleasant setting of the University of Hertfordshire.
A quick, easy and affordable book promotion tip to start the week… I’ve often found that friends and neighbours, though aware and supportive of my work as an author, are shy of broaching the subject. Fuelled with confidence after a … Continue reading
Entering competitions and submitting your work to magazines is a great way to raise your profile – if you’re successful! Otherwise it might sap your confidence and creative strength. But pick your targets carefully, and you have much to gain. … Continue reading
Winning or being placed in a writing competition is a great way to add credibility to your author CV, and I’m delighted to share with you the opportunity to enter a well-established and ethical writing competition which not only rewards authors but also raises money for a very good cause: Words for the Wounded.
I met one of its founders, Margaret Graham, herself a published author, at the Chorleywood Literature Festival last year, and she’s here today to tell us all about it.