The Creative Process

Author Jon Rance is guest posting today on the creative process of his writing. His book, This Thirtysomething Life, published by Hodder and Stoughton, is a love story about what happens after we've fallen in love, when we've swapped frolicking in the bed for cigarettes in the shed and Match of the Day for Mothercare. … Continue reading The Creative Process

The People’s Book Awards Nomination

This is just a quick post to let you know that Take Me to the Castle has been nominated for The People's Book Awards. I am over the moon. Thank you to those of you who have read it, and if you enjoyed it I wanted to ask if you would be willing to vote. … Continue reading The People’s Book Awards Nomination

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. 2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. 3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. 4. Every sentence … Continue reading Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing Fiction

5 Ways to Optimise your Facebook Author Page

Today is the last post of my blog tour for 'Take Me to the Castle.' Join me over at 30 Day Books, hosted by Laura and Brandon, for a guest post on how to optimise your author Facebook page to interact with readers and share your news, reach more people to join your mailing list and add book giveaways. You'll learn about … Continue reading 5 Ways to Optimise your Facebook Author Page