Talking about publishing strategy

I’m taking a break from my writing right now, and I want to talk about (read that as ‘speak to someone/anyone’) about what I’m doing, how I’m doing it, and why. I’m writing for an audience, because I want to find readers first. This audience comes first; not my desire to write, not my style …

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What academics think about writers

This is a response to this blog post about a teacher leaving the creative writing MFA programme and spilling their guts about the award. I couldn’t wait to read this – needing to fire up my computer to do so – but on doing so, it leaves me cringing and disagreeing with many things. Read …

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Supporting New Authors

I’m on a phone! No seriously I am–therefore this will be a short update. Firstly, movellas looks good. I’ll be checking that place out for a while. I’ve even put a chapter up to test it out. A much bigger community than jottify so I/we will need to work harder to be seen–that can only …

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write out of my head

I have to admit. I’m struggling now. I feel like I’ve created a monster… a really disjointed, choppy, bitty monster, that needs loads of love and attention to understand, figure out and make sense of. And I’m not looking forward to it. I’m trying. But I’m in trouble. Friday night was cool tho. I’ll explain. …

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