The Howling Sands Blog Tour: It’s a Wrap!

#TheHowlingSands #BooksOnTour #BlogBlast #Day5 We've had a total blast this week, touring around the blogosphere and between fantasy worlds with Karen Hughes and her gripping adventure story, The Howling Sands!  Karen has been very generous in sharing her writing journey, inspirations and influences, as well as even sharing a piece of the magic for us to get lost in! We were also blown away by the reviews and interview of guest bloggers, Susan Day and Brydie Wright! Thank you. We've also ...
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Esme’s Wish Competition and Launch Details

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day5 Wow! What a brilliant week we've had touring through the blogosphere and between realms with Elizabeth Foster and her breathtaking fantasy mystery adventure story, Esme's Wish!  Elizabeth has been very generous in sharing her writing journey, inspirations and influences, as well as even sharing a piece of the magic for us to get lost in! We were also enchanted by the works of guest bloggers, Megan Higginson and Teena Raffa-Mulligan, who provided us wi...
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The Scared Book Competitions and Launch Details

#TheScaredBook #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day5 What a fabulous week we've had virtually touring around the globe with Debra Tidball and The Scared Book! Who's had a blast?! We've been fortunate to be able to get to know more about this talented author, where her ideas stemmed, and even got up close and personal with The Scared Book itself! We've had marvellous inclusions from illustrator extraordinaire, Kim Siew, and lots of other fun being creative. All the while there have been several ...
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Writers Action Matrix

I thought the beginning of the year was an apt time to put together a visual writer's action matrix for those who want to progress on their writing path this year. These are all actions that have progressed my writing, my understanding of the industry and my sense of belonging to a supportive community of writers, which in turn has enhanced both my writing and understanding! Try to get through all the actions by the end of the year - you might even manage several of some actions. I'd love to ...
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You have the right to see your words in print! Step Ten…

10. Print and Perform The words and the pictures are done. You know the output – eBook and or print – and you have already put a great deal of thought into your book launch and hopefully, beyond. Printing a book is a stage requiring your focus for a moment. The single determinant is your budget. How much are you prepared to outlay right now? It could take years to recover the costs unless you are working on sales full time, so make sure it is either unallocated funds in your budget or you ...
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You have the right to see your words in print! STEP TWO

2. Make a booking for a venue for the books launch. You think I am going mad – but you have now given yourself a deadline for this project! And I need a deadline! The latest book I have created languished in a bottom drawer for years and I would put off the project at every opportunity. I knew the workload required to convert it into a printed book. Being intensely practical for a moment, having a date also now gives you an ability to determine the production schedule. It may only take a week...
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