Getting an agent these days is a tough achievement and if you do manage to score one, it doesn’t mean instant success.
We all started writing one day – whether it was a hobby or to vent some frustrations. I started my writing career young. The earliest memory I have is penning a story about a fairy. It was about 4 sentences long but that’s where my love for the written word birthed. At school, I usedContinue reading “The start of my writing career”
I’ve been writing for a very long time, but only recently been introduced to beta readers. When I wrote my first big historical fiction, Darkness before Dawn, I had no idea how much work was needed before publication. I submitted it to an online forum and it got pretty good feedback. This feedback helped improveContinue reading “Why I use Beta Readers”
I came across this great infographic from Author Marketing Club about how and why readers buy books. I was surprised by the data. Are you upset you haven’t reached ‘best seller’ status yet? Don’t worry. According to this data, 72% of readers aren’t swayed to buy if you have ‘best seller’ on the cover. Phew! Worried you’reContinue reading “How and Why People Buy Books”
Every author knows promoting your book is like fishing in a huge ocean. The market is saturated and makes it difficult to find your market and most of all, readers. For those authors who want to become the next E. L James or Stephen King overnight, think again. It takes years of hard work andContinue reading “Promoting your book”
When I tell people I’m a published author I usually get the typical ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’, but to me, writing a book is normal. It’s been such a massive part of my life that I see it as the norm. So when new writers ask for publishing advice I try to give them the bestContinue reading “Publishing advice”