271,833 … and counting

The royalty statements are in, and I can’t believe the sales figures keep growing. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy … all 271,833 …

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Interviews and Open Top Busses!

I’ve been busy, recently, being interviewed by the lovely Anita Loughrey, for her Research Secrets column in Writers’ Forum magazine. It’s a fascinating column where she asks writers and authors to share their research tips.

Every writer has their own way of doing things and it’s always fascinating to know the little tips and shortcuts that other writers use. I just hope this month’s readers find my tips useful!

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The Complete Article Writer – Revised

One of my (many) little projects that I was working on over Christmas, was the updating and revision of my popular book for article writers: The Complete Article Writer.

It was also an interesting exercise because, as a self-published book, I had the joys of bringing the book across from Createspace, the platform I’d used originally to publish the text, the Amazon’s latest self-publishing print platform, KDP.

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Stationery Secrets

I can’t believe that it was back in June 2016 that the lovely Anita Loughrey chatted to me about my stationery obsessions. (It’s a true fact that only proper writers can’t walk past a stationery shop without spending some money … and usually a lot of money.)

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Business of Writing – Volume 2 launched

Another two years have passed, and so I’ve just published the next collection of articles from my Writing Magazine column. The Business of Writing – Volume 2 includes articles covering a diverse range of topics including:

Exporting to Foreign Markets
Time Travel
Festive Fever
Conquering Challenges

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Barking, Again!

Woof, woof! Following the recent acquisition of the Bluffers Guide series by Haynes Publishing, I’m delighted to say that the Bluffer’s Guide to Dogs has …

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An Open Letter to the Leadership Team at TI Media.

Dear Marcus Rich, Sam Rich, Andrea Davies and Angela O’Farrell,
 
I used to hold Woman’s Weekly in high esteem. Not many men read women’s magazines, but as someone who always dreamed of having a short story published in the Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special, I knew that in order to achieve my dream, I had to buy every issue and read them from cover to cover.
 
As a prolifically published article writer, and a bestselling author, I know how important it is to understand your target market.

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