Why Bother With Social Media?

Social Media: A phrase that strikes up a series of emotions in each one of us. Some people enjoy using social media sites, thriving on the information they can gather and the contact with others, while others avoid it through fear or a lack of time or motivation. Many people have a love/hate relationship with … Continue reading Why Bother With Social Media?

How To Write A Compelling Pitch and Synopsis

I have always feared the dreaded pitch and synopsis. The idea of condensing your work down to a short description (your synopsis) or an even more minute few sentences (your pitch) fills me with dread. If you worry that you will risk losing the essence of your work, read on. I read a post recently … Continue reading How To Write A Compelling Pitch and Synopsis

Lots of Reading: Flash Flood Journal – Short Fiction

Issue three of the Flash Flood Journal, an international flash fiction literary journal, is published today on their blog with some wonderful works of short fiction. I would really recommend reading some of the stories as they are varied in topic, style and genre, and are really interesting. My short story, I.P, is also there … Continue reading Lots of Reading: Flash Flood Journal – Short Fiction

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

Writing and the Attention Economy

This is a post from http://damiengwalter.com/ It was so good that I thought it was worth sharing. Valuable advice for writers... As a writer you are asking for the most valuable commodity your readers have. Time. Each of us gets a finite portion. No sum of money can buy us any more. And the demands … Continue reading Writing and the Attention Economy