Plugins were my downfall. Confused.com At last, after months, and months, I have been able to configure my website. Each time I tried (and failed), I got one of those irritating messages that said it was unresponsive and I could either Wait or Exit. I was tearing my hair out that I'd wasted half a day on this malarkey.
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I'd forgotten I had written this article about how I set about creating a crime series! It was published in Red Herrings, the monthly magazine of The Crime Writing Association.
Perhaps it will encourage some of you thinking of dipping a toe into the crime fiction pool.
Did all you indies out there see this? And if you have a phobia about the number thirteen, you might be interested to note that this Guardian article appeared on Friday the 13th! According to the latest information from Neilsen Book, sales of self-published titles in the UK increased by a massive 79% in 2013, … Continue reading Tremendous Growth in the Sale of Self-pub eBooks in the UK
If it's your ambition to write detective fiction, you should read this; it's full of useful tips, with the added bonus of a few words from me in the comments! Get A Clue: Writing Detective Fiction.
Sound advice for all creatives, reposted from thestoryreadingapesblog: "If I can think of it, anyone can" and other false thinking..
I wrote an article about my experiences both before and after I took up the indie author lifestyle for thestoryreadingapesblog. I enjoyed writing it and I've had some lovely, appreciative comments for my honesty (Rafferty's family wouldn't be impressed!). If you're contemplating the indie life yourself, you could do worse than take a look. Here's … Continue reading All about the indie life v traditional publishing: See my article on the storyreadingapesblog
Excellent advice for those new to self-publishing. Well worth a read. Self-publishing for Beginners by Patty Jansen.
Read Kristen Lamb's blog post on what NOT to do on social media. AUTHORS: This means YOU! And yes, I confess I've been guilty of one or two of them. But, no more. Do unto others how you would be done unto and all that. Top 5 Panel-Van-Creepy Social Media Tactics.
Extremely informative survey of readers' likes/dislikes, where they buy, why they buy, the works! It's all there. Tremendously helpful resource for writers. Take a look. What do you think? And does its conclusions agree with your own thoughts/suspicions?I must admit it was a revelation that Twitter is not much used by readers to find authors … Continue reading WRITERS: TERRIFIC READERS’ SURVEY HERE!