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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
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

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
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

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
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

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...

After the Book Deal by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

It’s the dream. The traditional book deal. Although self-publishing is already a significant factor in the industry, most of us who’ve made that decision, “I want to be an author”,...

New Year, New Start: Writers’ Retreats by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

 If you’re anything like me, you’re juggling your writing time with any number of additional responsibilities – career, family, hobbies, household chores – and so it can often feel like...

New Year, New Start – Author Goals: Really Useful Links by Paul...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

I’m sticking with a theme, and continuing my useful links for how to kick off the New Year like you mean to continue. New Year’s resolutions have become a cliché:...