Seven Qualities of Successful Writers
Writing is easy, but doing it well, and being a commercial success as a writer is a completely different ballgame. Here are some of the qualities that I believe are helpful, if you want to be a successful writer in the modern world.
Authors: Do You Prefer Small Publishers or Self-Publishing?
If you’re losing the will to live after trying every literary agent in the world, you might now be considering whether it’s better to self-publish or approach small publishers.
8 Ways To Get a Quick Mood Boost
Feeling like you need a few mood boosters to lift your spirits after years of lockdowns and other restrictions? Here are some ideas to get you started...
Erddig, Wales: A Story of Bankruptcy, Subsidence and Austerity
Step back in time and experience Erddig's fruit garden, a landscaped 18th century paradise, with a grand Manor at its heart. The estate boasts orchards, with ancient varieties of fruit along its garden walls. Hundreds of bushes of apple, plum, nectarine, and pear thrive alongside fig bushes, grape vines, and berries.
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.