How long should your book be ?

I was reading a blog by a writer I generally have a lot of respect for the other day, when they started laying down rules for your debut book… ‘oh you know if its a thriller it’s got to be 80-100k, if it’s a romance it can be shorter, blah de blah.’ Challenged on whether …

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My Goals for 2018. First quarter’s progress

At the start of this year, inspired by Joanna Penn and Jenna Moreci I decided to set my goals in public and give quarterly updates in order to keep accountability. I started writing seriously (this time) in August 2016, so 2018 is basically my 2nd year on the author journey since deciding to become an …

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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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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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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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Welcome to my site.

Hi all, Pete Blyth here. Welcome to my author site. I know the blog looks a bit bare at the minute but it will soon build up.  In the meantime check out the pages  for my books, and info about me, and why not grab a copy of my book Honest Intent (Dusty Miller #1)  …

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