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Fonts and Images in Self-Publishing: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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So you’re self-publishing your book or setting up your author website. You got the content and layout all worked out. All you need is to pick some fonts and download...

Finding the Secret to Success: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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It’s no secret that there isn’t some mystical formula to success in any field. Despite every bit of advice out there, the fact is we’re all trying to figure out...

Writing a Book that Sells by Claire McGowan

Bestselling author Claire McGowan has recently added some free tips e-books to her website  www.ink-stains.co.uk (well worth downloading – they’re free!), so we asked her for her tips about writing a...

Picking Your Genre by Paul Anthony Shortt
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One of the most important decisions you’ll make as a writer is deciding what genre you want to work in. This isn’t something to choose lightly, as each genre has...

Writing about Disability by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Last time, I talked about the importance of representing mental illness properly in fiction. Well, another issue which is close to me is that of disability. Being married to a...

Keeping Safe Online by LaToya Gay
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For modern authors, the dream of self-publishing is no longer as unattainable as it once was just a few decades ago. With the power of the internet and e-books, it...

Writing about Mental Illness by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Earlier this week I opened up on my blog, talking a little about my recent experiences as I’ve come to accept that I’m suffering from anxiety and depression. I’ve talked...

Hooking Your Reader: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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I spoke about self-promotion before, but all the marketing in the world won’t help if you can’t keep a reader’s attention. The last thing you want is for readers to...

Images for Social Media: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Among the many promotional tools available to authors, few are as readily-accessible as social media. And one of the most effective ways of getting people to engage on social media...

Courses for Authors: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Each of us is at a different stage in our writing journeys. We’re not born knowing how to craft a narrative or market a book; these are things we have...