002 – Expand on your best idea

002 – Expand on your best idea

(Photo by Lucas Benjamin on Unsplash) Now you have a great list of idea, you need to pick the one you think could grow into a story. Usually it's the one you can't stop thinking about. Don't try and analyse if people will like it, if you want to write that type of...

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001: What’s your idea?

001: What’s your idea?

(Picture by jonas from unsplash.com) In this new series I'm going to explain (like you're 5 yrs old) how to write a story. It's going to be the simplest way to start a work of long form fiction (no poems or short stories here) and know that it'll work in the hands...

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Talking about ISBNs for self published authors.

Talking about ISBNs for self published authors.

I now have ISBNs. Loads of them. This is a big deal for me as it's a step closer to producing a better book. I haven't bought any up to now for the following reasons: I want my books professionally edited. I want legit covers designed. I need ISBNs for them....

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Writing in a pandemic

Writing in a pandemic

Well, my (writing) world went to shit. I can't write in cafés anymore. I could. They're open, but I don't want to. Plus, I'm not ready to edit yet. I'm still drafting my next story. My dictation schedule took a hammering because after I stopped watching non-stop news...

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How to write a character first powerful plot

How to write a character first powerful plot

We've all heard that plot driven stories may be fun to write, but readers stick around for the characters. But how exactly do we squeeze all that boring character heavy stuff into our action packed storyline?? If you're like me, character may be your weakness. You...

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Amazon Ads in Germany, Italy, France, & Spain

Amazon Ads in Germany, Italy, France, & Spain

One small leap for man. One giant leap for mankind! I jumped in with both eyes closed and completed my first German AMS Ad! If it wasn't for Google Translate*, I wouldn't have gotten through the signup process. Luckily, it connected through my UK login and accepted my...

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