Whether your blog is brand new or has been running for a while, you’re likely to know that it doesn’t promote itself. The new changes to Facebook in recent years means that you’re exposed to more new content than ever before, all thanks to social media.
When it comes to your own blog, it’s time to take action to boost those numbers. It’s ridiculous to expect thousands of people to just find your blog in the ether when there’s so much content and so many websites out there already. You need to get yourself heard above the noise, but how? Continue reading
I am an unapologetic raving fan of Robert Bryndza — after reading books 1 & 2 of the Detective Erika Foster Thriller series, I had to dive into Dark Water immediately. I fed my kids fish fingers for 36 hours and I’m not even ashamed of that. Continue reading
Over the past six months I’ve had quite a few clients approach me with questions about the different types of editing and after a variety of different conversations, I realised that this was something that wasn’t common knowledge.
So today, I want to help put those queries to rest and give a quick and useful guide to the four types of editing:
There should be a genre for books called, “life-changing read”. This novel would fit.
I absolutely loved My Temporary Life by Martin Crosbie — the second half of it. In all honesty, the first half was a little hard to get into. But please do persevere because by the time Malcolm and Heather go camping this is game-on, can’t-put-down suspense that leaves you breathlessly transformed as a person. Continue reading
It’s the one word that makes a writer’s skin crawl…at least for most people it is. After pouring your own blood, sweat and tears into your manuscript, after dedicating hours and hours of your life, it’s now time to review what you’ve written and butcher it.
And I mean butcher.
But it needs to be.
If you look at your first draft and then at your final one, the journey of your manuscript is incredible.
And if this is something you can on your own, then why do you need an editor? Best to save those bucks, right?
Wrong. Continue reading
I kept seeing flashes of The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza — it was sneaking up on me in my peripheral vision. I noticed it had sold a million copies but initially I resisted buying & reading it because every thriller seems to be “THE GIRL….” these days.
Boy, did I wait too long to discover DCI Erika Foster and this series. This is a mesmerising read. Eye-poppingly good.
Plugins are the bread and butter of WordPress. It’s what makes a website unique, functional and creative. Part of it is down to the theme but part of it is down to the Plugins you install to make the website fit for your purpose.
Whether it’s a personal blog, an author website or a company, each website needs to be as functional as possible. Since becoming familiar with WordPress, I’ve worked on a variety of different websites, including those that belong to The Hampshire Writers’ Society, P&G Wells Bookshop at the University of Winchester and Weeke Community Centre. And let’s not forget this one right here. If you look at each website individually you will notice the differences, the different layouts, different styles, different purposes, yet they’re all functional thanks to plugins. Continue reading