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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....

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

Most writers, at some point in their career, are asked when they knew that that’s what they wanted to be. Some are able to pin-point the moment, others bring it...

Effective Methods for Getting Your Book Reviewed
Posted by Bev Sninchak in .

If you’re an author looking to sell a lot of copies of your book to a U.S. audience, you’ll need to find various methods to get the word out about...

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

It came as some surprise to realise that, in all the time I’ve been writing these columns, I’ve given little mention to what has to be my favourite part of...

Creating a Press Campaign for Your Book
Posted by Derbhile Dromey in , .

These days, we’ve got all kinds of fancy-schmancy social media tools for telling people about our books. But traditional media still has value; lots of people still get their news...