Category Archives: Author Countdown

2015 in review

Happy New Year everybody! And very many thanks to my faithful supporters, especially Karen Charlton of Authonomy days, who kicked off the Author Countdown in April to help make my blog such a success in 2015. Thanks also to Jeff Gardiner … Continue reading

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THE CALL – 4 X 4 THINGS ABOUT AGENTS

Claire Lyman has found an Agent! I’m so glad for her, and her story is sobering as well as enlightening. Thank you for sharing, Claire. Your tenacity and dedication are awesome – and the very best of luck for your … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Book Launch

Author Countdown Series Some valueable advice from a brilliant writer – I have enjoyed Shani Struthers‘ books, and like all supportive authors, we have exchanged reviews. You can read hers on one of mine HERE. I’d never heard of ARCs, … Continue reading

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SIX TIPS ON BEING AN AUTHOR

My Author Countdown continues into its fifth month with this contribution from seasoned YA author and friend, Richard Hardie. Be absolutely certain you want to be an author; it’s a hard slog and statistically only one book gets properly published … Continue reading

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SEVEN SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO FIND INSPIRATION

I am honoured to welcome Vanessa Couchman to my AUTHOR COUNTDOWN today. A freelance writer and author based in France, she runs a copywriting business, and is often asked the question: Where do you find inspiration? Inspiration is the magic key that opens … Continue reading

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EIGHT WAYS TO ENERGISE YOUR MARKET – LOUD AND PROUD

Sound advice indeed, Carol Hedges, especially #1!   So you’ve published a book – congratulations! And now you’re sitting back and waiting for the money to roll in. Sorry – that’s not how it works! Writing a book and getting … Continue reading

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NINE THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT BEING AN AUTHOR

These are valuable tips indeed. Jeff Gardiner, editor and master of several genres, is well qualified to write a continuation to my “Author Countdown” which started by accident a couple of weeks ago, when my blog “TEN THINGS…” broke hit records last month.  We’ve shared … Continue reading

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