Category Archives: Writing and the industry

All you are writing is a Variation on a theme


When I first saw this picture I giggled gently to myself and couldn’t resist finding a blog post to slot it into.  It got me thinking about whether there is any such thing as a new idea any more. Is … Continue reading

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Are you paying attention?


There was a post today on Google+ that got me thinking about what really pulls readers in. Of course we use to argue that to get bricks and mortar sales you needed a captivating cover, an eye-catching title and then … Continue reading

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Samhain (Halloween) is Coming – preparing for the season


Writers who want to use their creative talents to earn a living as a jobbing writer can often find magazines, periodicals and special interest magazines a potential source of income. But to make the most of the opportunities this market … Continue reading

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Love what you write


By VC Willow – Writer of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Epic Fiction Love writing zombie apocalypse novels, vampire love stories, literary fiction or urban fantasy? Then just write those novels don’t listen to those that would tell you your writing is less than worthy. … Continue reading

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How ethical is it to buy reviews for your novel?


I was recently chatting with another writer on a well-known social network. We were talking about marketing for authors and what tactics can be used to increase our exposure to an increasingly saturated market. This particular writer was asking about … Continue reading

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Want My advice?


As you all probably know I’m the short articles officer for Literary plus.  Normally I compose subjects, compile potential writers, and edit and publish submissions from other writers on writing related topics. This week I had a go at writing … Continue reading

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