I saw a post on the Facebook Writing Gals community from Victoria Lieske, who has self published many sweet romances, about how she has been using Youtube to build her readership. She already had a readership for her novels, but she found that when she posted the full audio book on Youtube, her readership grewContinue reading “Releasing audio chapters on Youtube”
Category Archives: #Writing Community
My La La Land Lightbulb Moment
Every writer needs an origin story. It just so happens that mine includes La La Land.
Comps – the Highs and the Lows
If you’re preparing a query, you’ve probably read a thousand times that you need comps: other books to compare your own with and set it alongside. And there’s varying conflicting advice on this too. Many people say it’s best to go with titles published in the last two years, to ensure you’re current and yourContinue reading “Comps – the Highs and the Lows”
Why reading helps me write
How can reading help you write?
First Draft tools
I’m chuffed that I recently finished my first draft of ‘Bell Time’, a contemporary rom-com set in a school. My main goal was to make sure it was much more tightly structured than my first novel, ‘The Day of the Dice’, where my first draft was 120k words. Waaaaaay too long! So I succeeded inContinue reading “First Draft tools”
On Thursday I took part in #PitMad, my second foray into Twitter pitching! Unlike #KissPitch, #PitMad is a broader pitching event, open to a wide range of genres. Quite a few of my Twitter friends were participating, and it was great to share our pitches, comment on them to help them gain traction, and retweetContinue reading “#PitMad”