Treat it like a business: Walk your talk

 A shorter blog tonight because I’m under the weather and pretty tired (and suffering from RSI – top tip, typing on your lap is not a good way to maintain your wrist health) Last week we looked at some of the top “do nots” that spring from treating your writing like a business. The TL/DR …

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Treat it like a business: Cost Control

I know, business…marketing… quick run and hide, he’ll be talking about writing again soon. The whole business man’s head thing may be anathema to many creatives, but the hard fact of life for Indy authors is that its part of our jobs now, like it or not. I’m a relatively new author – two years …

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Five diseases that could end the world.

The setting for my ‘Westmen’ series is Britain after a global viral apocalypse, where a civil war rages between those who’s grandparents were vaccinated, and the descendants of those who survived despite not being so lucky. Obviously the ‘Wave virus’ in the book -which took three zeros off the world population-is fictional, but in this …

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The seven podcasts that helped me the most on my author journey.

Apart from the first these are not in any particular order of preference Numero Uno is Joanna Penn / https://www.thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/ It is no exaggeration to say that without Jo I’d probably still be a struggling wannabe without even one first draft to my name. Her weekly shows are amazingly helpful and the introduction sections where …

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Book launch 2. Honest Intent, Live now

My second book, novella Honest Intent is now out on most platforms. (It’s not out on Amazon yet due to a snafu around tax status – the joy of bureaucracy – it should be up there in the next few days ).  Get it here https://www.books2read.com/u/3yZnjB or you can get it free if you subscribe to …

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Many of us chose the Indy route because we wanted control over our own destiny, rather than giving someone else the power over our writing careers. But how independent are we really if we depend on one source for most of our income? The demise of Little Things content publisher has been in the news …

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Book Launch , Rapax out today.

“If you wanted to live for ever, you shouldn’t have joined Recon.” The big man shrugged “Forever ? I’ll settle for seeing my next birthday.” Seventy years after a viral apocalypse, Recon are all that stand between the last remnants of civilisation and the chaos and carnage that dominates the land beyond the Wall. Life …

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