Dictate A Book In Two Months

Dictate A Book In Two Months

Dictating Your Book People who know me will be familiar with my love of dictation. It was driven by necessity after a marathon writing session and a bout of RSI in my wrists and hands. It was frightening to find…

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Coping With Rejection

Coping With Rejection

Coping With Rejection Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Shelly, one-half of the freelance editorial team that I hired online when I began writing in 2012.  It brought me back to those early days when  I began sharing my…

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Going International and Keeping The Faith

Going International And Keeping The Faith

Going International And Keeping The Faith When I first began writing I kept a wish list. Seeing my work on screen, in book shops, reaching readers throughout the globe and being sold in different languages featured high. When my agent…

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Leaving My Job To Write – One Year On

Leaving My Job To Write – One Year On

Leaving My Job This time last year I began life as a full-time author, having handed in my police warrant card for destruction in Essex police headquarters the day before. It was a nerve-wracking but exciting moment, and although I…

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Advice on Writing Police Procedure

Advice On Writing Police Procedure

Crime Writing Advice I'm a strong believer in karma and think that when you work hard and gain some success, you should be also working on giving something back. It is the cycle of giving and receiving while being grateful…

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Rebranding: My Book Cover

Cover Reveal One of the advantages of being published by a digital publisher is that they have the opportunity to rebrand at any time. This is exactly what's happened with my DS Ruby Preston series. I'm proud as punch of…

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Daily Greatness: Motivated Writing

Daily Greatness: Motivated Writing

The Life Of A Writer Lots of people dream about becoming a writer, but would they want the life that goes with it? Many people think it's the easiest job in the world, getting paid to daydream. The reality is…

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Writing a Series: my top three tips

Writing A Series: My Top Three Tips

  Recently the second in my DS Ruby Preston series launched with my publishers Bookouture. There is so much to take into consideration when writing a new series. The setting, characters and plot all come into the equation. I'm hugely…

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The Ten Stages of Living With An Author

The Ten Stages Of Living With An Author

The Ten Stages of Living With An Author As I reach the sticky stage of my seventh book, I feel a sudden pang of sympathy for my long suffering husband and find myself prompted to write this post. OK, he's…

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Marketing Tips For Authors

Marketing Tips For Authors

Marketing Tips For Authors The most common request I get from my blog readers is for marketing tips. I usually point people to my post on how I became a full-time author here, but if you'd like to know more,…

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