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Keeping Perspective; Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

It’s easy to lose your head in this game. Take it from me, once you get that first book out, you immediately want to get another published. And if things...

Font and Image Licensing 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...

Creating Your Writing Nest by Paul Anthony Shortt
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It’s November, which means a fair few of you are probably deep in National Novel Writing Month. By now even those of you not taking part in NaNoWriMo will have...

Funding for retirement: Pensions for self-employed writers by Roy Hunt
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Since 2012, Buenos Aires has offered its impoverished writers a pension. To qualify you must have five books published and be an Argentinean national. Alberto Laiseca, 71, a writer of...

Turning Your Written Words to Author Success on Screen by Lottie Hearn
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So your book is written, published, launched… You’re a bestseller in your local bookstore, you’re sharing your articles with the local press and online… But for some reason you’re not...

Embracing Fear: Really Useful Links for Horror Writers by Paul Anthony Shortt
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With Halloween upon us, our thoughts often turn to the things that frighten us. It’s human nature to seek out scary things. We get a thrill from brief flirtation with...

All About Octocon 2015 by Paul Anthony Shortt
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As a fantasy author, the highlight of my calendar is Octocon. Ireland’s National Science Fiction Convention, Octocon has been running since 1990, only taking a break in 2014 to operate...

Really Useful Links: Conventions and Festivals by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Writing can be a solitary exercise. We don’t even need to leave our homes to do research for a book or contact a publisher – all of human knowledge is...

Really Useful Links for Tackling Non-Fiction by Paul Anthony Shortt
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As a novelist, most of my focus here has been on helping other authors of fiction. However, the market for non-fiction can be quite exciting, if you’ve got a topic...

Dancing All The Way: Ann O’Loughlin’s The Ballroom Café
Posted by Ann O'Loughlin in .

What a wonderful feeling writing The End. After months, maybe years of germinating the idea; writing and rewriting; finally I had turned the corner; The Ballroom Café was finished. Yes,...