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Thinking Like a Career Author: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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There’s more to a professional writing career than putting words to paper. The gap between ‘writing’ and ‘being a professional writer’ can be significant, depending on your mindset and how...

When You Don’t Feel Good Enough: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

This article is presented to highlight Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. Last year I entered treatment for anxiety and depression. One of the major triggers for my depression...

Really Useful Links: Vlogs by Paul Anthony Shortt
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 Video-blogging is a huge scene these days. There’s a lot of power in video, and Youtube has built its foundation on people using the medium to share their political views,...

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Writers by Paul Anthony Shortt
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If you use any online service, your inbox has probably been filled with emails recently telling you about updates to privacy policies. If you’re wondering why this is, it’s because...

Timing is Everything: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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There’s more to publishing and promotion than a great book and solid marketing material. All the promotional work in the world won’t help you if you start too late, or...

Your Online Platform: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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It’s one of the most important tools of the modern writer, and yet so often poorly-defined and misunderstood. It’s your author platform, and it’s both a useful way to promote...

Finding the Time: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Easily the most common question I’m asked about my writing is “How do you find the time?” To put this into context, I have a day job Monday to Friday,...

Taking the Tension Out of Tenses by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Not many first-time authors pay much consideration to deciding what tense to write in. Exactly which tense an author feels most familiar with will largely depend on the books they...

Handling Criticism: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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It happens to the best of us; someone doesn’t like our work and they decide to let us know. Maybe they tell us in private, maybe they leave a scathing...

Culture Shock: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

I love learning about different cultures. The food, the customs, the geography, the history. The food, again. And it can be tempting to use cultures different to our own in...