Life after Facebook

I went on Facebook with the understanding that publishing houses demanded that writers who wanted book contracts must do social media. It was a struggle for a while as I figured out how Facebook worked, and once I had that nailed, searched for a way to use it that satisfied the unconventional me. Not that […] Read more…

The Nitty-Gritty of Self-Publishing

Yesterday, Jennifer Scoullar and I met for a business lunch to discuss what she had learned about self-publishing. I had told her some time ago that mailing lists were passe – the thing about social media is that any fad reaches saturation point after a while and people have to look for another way to […] Read more…

Renaming ourselves

I used to have an attention junkie friend. Actually, until a few years ago, when I put my foot down, ALL my girlfriends were attention junkies. But this one was a rare sort – she knew she needed to be the centre of attention, unlike the others, who assumed that being the centre of attention […] Read more…

Learning Latin

In my third year of high school Latin, when we were supposed to have mastered the grammar, we were given a one-page story to translate each week. These were more interesting than the excerpts from Caesar’s invasion of Britain – although I was riveted by the bit where the legions square up to a horde […] Read more…

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