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The Deep Dive Guide to Word for iPad

In a recent post I wrote about my favourite iPad apps for writers. Shortly after I wrote the post Microsoft Word for iPad was released, and while is not likely to join the ranks of my favourites any time soon, if you are a big MS Office fan you’ll find it’s feature-rich and powerful, offering …

What Happened When I Ran a UK Kindle Countdown Deal

Last month I ran my first Kindle Countdown Deal, more as an experiment as anything. My book The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD is on a niche subject and while it sells steadily it sells slowly – an “average” month sees me selling about 60 copies across Kindle and print, or …

5 iPad Apps for Writers

I’ve always found I write better when I’m away from the computer, whether that’s sitting on the sofa, relaxing in the garden or while taking a retreat away from home. In the past I used to lug my laptop everywhere I went but now I get by with just my iPad Air and (sometimes) a …

Public Domain Images … for your book cover?

This week I stumbled across a brilliant website which posts a beautiful public domain image every day. Often these free-to-use images are pretty shoddy but the ones on Unsplash are of professional quality and I can see them being useful for all sorts of things … …especially book covers. Which reminds me – have you started your …

Happy World Storytelling Day!

Did you know that today was World Storytelling Day? No, me neither, not till about five minutes ago* … but it seems like a particularly relevant day for me because one of the best parts of my job is helping people to tell their story. Over the last couple of weeks I have been proofreading some …

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Would You Like to Join a New Writing Group in Faringdon, Oxfordshire?

UPDATE: The Faringdon Writing Group has now been running successfully for 5 years under  the stewardship of Val Hughes. For more information please email Val directly.   They’ve even published their own book! From March 2014: I’m thinking of starting a casual drop-in writing group in Faringdon, Oxfordshire – would you be interested in joining it? …

3 Things Every Self-Publishing Author Should Know About

Many authors use services like Kindle and CreateSpace to self-publish books because it’s quick, easy and cost effective – and it means anyone can be a “published author”. (Whether anyone should be is a topic for another post!) But there are  3 things every self-publishing author should know about …. So here we go:  1. Submitting …