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One of the main complaints both readers and trad publishing purists make about self-published books is about the quality of the covers. They’re often right. While there are hundreds –...
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It’s been a bit quiet recently on the blog – for which, my apologies. I’m working on a ‘how-to’ book about self-publishing, I’m selling my house, I’m freelancing to pay...
  • City at night
In the second instalment of my  The Write Place series of interviews about exactly where authors work, I speak to Margaret Skea. Margaret is an award-winning author whose latest book,...
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As a writer, I’m generally open to new ideas. I have always adored writing since I was small, but there’s still no doubt it can sometimes be a chore –...
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Crime writer Keith Dixon isn’t the type of author to just bang out novels and stories without due care and attention. He’s studied the genres he works in with the...
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Richard Dee is proof positive that authors aren’t all cut from the same cloth. A man drawn to water, Richard was at sea for some 40 years, and spent 20...
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My last book, Wiggaz With Attitude (written under my other pen name) despite being plotted throughout,  took me eight years to write and publish. That’s because I worked full-time, freelanced in...