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Writing Killer Crime Fiction: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

Crime is one of the most popular genres of fiction in the world. In most markets, crime novels rank at the second-highest grossing genre, just behind romance and erotica. Ireland...

Self Care and Good Habits For Writers: Really Useful Links by Paul...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

It can be easy to wear yourself out in this business. Writing takes a mental toll, and requires a large investment of time and energy. Added to that, it’s a...

Really Useful Links: Promotion and Competitions for the Indie Author by Paul...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

Self-publishing has changed the industry in ways we’re still trying to quantify. It’s an exciting time to be an author, but also one of the most challenging. It’s still difficult...

Getting Back in the Saddle: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

With the new year comes new promises and new plans to make a fresh start. I don’t tend to make resolutions, but I am a big fan of treating the...

Creating Video Content by Martina Devlin
Posted by Martina Devlin in .

I’m trying to write some graffiti on a bathroom mirror with a red Chanel lipstick. The tube is dwindling at an alarming rate. ‘We Will Not Be Silenced’ is what...

Really Useful Links: Gifts for Writers by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

  This article is a little different from my usual posts. Instead of offering advice to writers, today I’m offering advice to those of you who have a writer in...

YAFictionados: How to Organise a Digital Event
Posted by Chris Moore in , .

Organising a digital event can seem pretty daunting but if you know what you want to achieve, that’s half the battle. When I published my first post to the YAfictionados...

Getting in Touch With Emotion; Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

  Emotions are the key to writing strong characters. The reader needs to feel that your characters are real, and connect with them on that emotional level. If they can’t,...

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
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

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...