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Really Useful Links for Writers: Writers Retreats
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

I must admit – by which I mean ‘boast’ – I am, while writing this, also playfully dipping my toe in the swimming pool of an idyllic villa in the...

Louise Phillips: How to Make a Book Trailer
Posted by Louise Phillips in , .

So where do you begin when it comes to creating your own book trailer? I’ve made two trailers for my books Red Ribbons and The Doll’s House, and this is...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Crowd Funding
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

‘Money makes the world go round.’ It’s one of those adages that we writers might be reluctant to admit is true. And for those engaged in writing-for-its-own-sake with no desire...

Making Goodreads Work for You
Posted by Alicia Lawrence in .

Goodreads is like Facebook for people who love to read books. They have more than 16,000,000 users and are growing every day. If you are a new author who hasn’t...

Really Useful Links: All About Theme
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

As a writer, you probably know the elements that make up any piece of fiction. If you read this column you definitely should – I spend enough time banging on...

Selling Books Via Your Website or Blog: Tips and Tricks
Posted by Bev Sninchak in .

If you’re looking to make more book sales from your blog or website (who isn’t?), here are some tips that will help you. Writing Isn’t Just About Writing – It’s...

Better Blogging: WordPress Categories & Tags

While it’s hard  enough to write your book, promoting it is a whole learning curve of its own. Blogs and social media are a great  – and free – way...

Really Useful Links for Writers: All About Blogging
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

“Captain’s Blog, Star-date 45678…” – This is how an episode of Star Trek might kick off if it was invented today. Captain Kirk/Picard/Janeway/ other-Kirk would be regularly posting about how...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Spelling & Grammar
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

It was only a matter of time really before you learned the dirty truth about me. I’m a pedant when it comes to spelling, grammar and punctuation – you know,...

Tips for Bloggers: Bounce Rates (*huh?*) and Duplication
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

In our previous articles in our series of Essential Guides to Blogging, we looked at elements that will help improve your blog or website and its discoverability via search engines....