5 Great Reasons To Become A Writer

5 Great Reasons To Become A Writer

I want to be an author I have been asked a number of times recently if being a writer is a rewarding activity. Well, this got me thinking and I’ve decided to do what all good bloggers do. Make a five reason list. So let’s get right on with it. 1. Anonymity. Being a writer gives you the freedom to go anywhere you like without being recognised and swarmed by groupies and autograph hunters. I mean, what do Stephen King and JK Rowlings look like? I bet they don’t get bothered at the grocery store. 2. Poverty. Unless you are fortunate enough to be dead, very few writers actually make

Crazy Man Attacks Poor Innocent Dog

Crazy Man Attacks Poor Innocent Dog

What types of titles catch a reader’s attention? I know it’s an old journalistic saying that when a dog bites a man, it’s not news, but when a man bites a dog it is news. It is also a good example of how to attract attention by writing good titles, or in the case of newspapers, headlines. So, if you are reading this now, the chances are that the title caught your attention and prompted you to click and read. So perhaps this is food for thought when writing titles for your blog posts, book titles, chapter titles or even titles of poetry. Will your title grab a reader’s attention and make them want

Should I Translate My Ebooks Into US English?

Should I Translate My Ebooks Into US English?

Would my books sell better in US English? There is no doubt that the popularity, market and acceptance of ebooks is predominantly in the US. In two recent articles, I posted on Just Publishing; one confirmed that the US is by far the biggest ebook market in the world, with the surprise being that the UK is sixth, and only represents 3% of the world’s ebook market. The other article highlights how little the UK market values ebooks, with the Brits reluctant to venture beyond £0.99, whereas the US market is strong up to $10.00 for an ebook. These facts bring me to having to rethink my ebook marketing because I

Douglas Adams – The Art of Words in a Cunning Order

Douglas Adams – The Art of Words in a Cunning Order

The man who wrote words in a cunning order. This post is a little wander down memory lane for my favourite author of all time. Hopefully, with a few facts about him, which you may not know, plus a few classic quotes, which you may. But his most important quote, of course, was that he wrote words in a cunning order. Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold