Picturesque Portmeirion

“Is this your first time at Portmeirion?” The receptionist hands me my ticket and a handy village map. “No, this must be my fourth visit,” I reply. “But I always …

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AI Narration

At the end of April 2022, Google Play Books announced a new beta service for self-published authors. They launched auto-narrated audiobooks that use AI (artificial intelligence) to help authors convert …

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Ask The Agent – Hannah Schofield

Simon Whaley caught up with romance-loving Hannah Schofield after she won the Romantic Novelist Association’s Agent of the Year award for the second year running. Hannah Schofield joined the LBA …

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Business Banking

Does the thought of having a business bank account for your writing business fill you with a fear of transaction charges and monthly fees? Well, fear no more, for it’s …

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Kerry Ridgeway Wander

Fancy stretching your legs this weekend? Well, I can recommend the Kerry Ridgeway wander that is in the Spring 2024 issue of Country Walking magazine, which is out now. And …

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Access All Areas

Hands up if you’d like more people to read your writing. I’m sure that’s most of you. You can put your hands down now. Who doesn’t want more readers? However, …

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Clun Weekend Walks

There’s not one, but two of my walks in the February issue of Country Walking magazine. Each route explores a different section of the Clun valley, but both starting from …

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Charming Kirkby Lonsdale

“You’ll have to turn round in a minute,” says an elderly chap, walking his dog. “The footpath is closed.” He thumbs over his shoulder as his West Highland Terrier jumps …

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Ask The Agent – Juliet Pickering

Juliet Pickering’s literary career began at Waterstones before she joined the AP Watt Literary Agency in 2003. Ten years later, she moved to Blake Friedmann, and became Vice Head of …

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Selling Direct

When it comes to the business of writing and self-publishing, many authors think about selling their books via Amazon first. That makes sense because it is one of the biggest …

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