April 2018 archive

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…

Am I a sellable author?

My fist glitch.   For almost as long as I’ve known Kath, she has talked about the power of visualising your published novels on the shelves in bookshops. I’ve come across the idea of visualising what you want as part of getting it – my eldest brother’s wife, crazy as a bandicoot, used to urge […] Read more…

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