Last time, I praised the opportunities for unpublished writers offered by submitting to Anthologies and Contests.
So where do you start in your search for Anthologies and Contests seeking submissions? Continue reading
I hope at least a few of my readers noticed I’ve been away for a few weeks 😉
Between family issues, travel to internet-free zones (yes, they do exist – welcome to the 21st century!), laptop failure (I smugly take full backups daily) and various other distractions, I have had to let my blog simmer unattended for a while.
Those “distractions” were not all bad; they included a determination to make serious progress on my novel and the final edits on three short stories in soon-to-be-released anthologies. Meanwhile, Continue reading
Last time, I considered “Failing To Spot A Winner” in the entertainment industry. Now, let’s look at the reverse of the coin.
My blog has been a little quiet these past weeks, as I’ve been catching up on some writing.
I have seen a few independent writers recently close down their blogging activities on the grounds that they wanted to spend more time with their work-in-progress novels.
Writers write, right?
Well, yes, but… Continue reading
In a recent post I considered the social network etiquette – the “netiquette” – of Following-back, particularly in Twitter. I’ve now reached that wonderful “critical point” where my Following grows daily without any “marketing effort”.
I do know that this is due to the weight of numbers already Following me, rather than a sudden, global appreciation of my scant published works. However… Continue reading
“Build a platform”, they all said, to become famous and influential before you publish your first novel. Market something that does not exist? We used to call it “vapourware”, now it’s “work-in-progress”. But I followed conventional wisdom…
(Not the Oscars… but very, very close! Prepare for an acceptance speech!)
I stand here today, honored to receive not one, but TWO, Liebster Blog Award Nominations!
“What is this award?”, you ask?