Children Learn About Tudor Plants, Traditions and Gardening
Trerice is an impressive National Trust property in Cornwall, England, dating back to the Tudor period and the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The liveliness and cultural significance of the times is reflected in the visitor experience today, as occasional displays of Tudor music echo around the quiet surroundings of the country estate. Volunteers recreate the atmosphere of times past, by encouraging visitors to dress up, play Elizabethan games, and get into role-play!
Are Writing Correspondence Courses Worthwhile?
I was asked a few years ago whether I thought the courses run by a certain writing school offered good value for money. The question led to a discovery that they’ve been using me in their marketing brochure to recruit new students, for possibly as long as four years. It came as something of a surprise!
Budget Book Marketing for Authors
I’m a freelance writer by profession and I also write books, sometimes traditionally published, sometimes self-published. I’m responsible for almost all the marketing. So here are some of my best tips for promoting your books…
Make Money Writing to Market
Whenever I ask the writing community on Twitter about lucrative book genres, best selling topics and market trends, I get some helpful responses, including top selling genres and trending topics.
Writing About Animals Can Be Good for your Mental Health
Writing about pets, animals and wildlife can help lift you out of a low mood into a better state of mind. I’ve been doing it for years!
Memoirs of a School Boy During the Second World War
In 1939 when the Second World War began, Alan Edwards was six years old, living with his parents and brother on a farm near Oswestry in Shropshire, England. It was an exciting time for the young lad. As wartime activities escalated, he saw German bomber planes pass close to his home on their way to attack the Liverpool docks — a strategically important location in the British war effort.
Are You Guilty Of These Common Writing Mistakes?
I’ve been reading a lot of self-published books recently, and I’ve come across some fabulous gems, some absolute horrors, and some in between.
Two Mental Health Memoirs That Will Make You Think
Drowning by Andy Palmer Brilliantly written, Andy Palmer’s ‘Drowning’ is an insightful memoir, offering a revealing perpective into the life of an addict. It takes you on a journey, from Andy’s childhood relationships and misdemeanours, through to his struggles with addiction as a young adult. He gets into drugs and alcohol, abusing both, as well as stealing, rebellion and dishonesty.