Ten Golden Rules Of Successful Writing

Ten Golden Rules Of Successful Writing

The very secret keys to successful writing For those of you who are either contemplating becoming an author, or those writers who want to get to the bestseller status fast, I thought I would share what I believe to be the ten prime factors for success. Some are highly technical while others require hours and hours of practice and perfection, but I am sure you will see the benefits very quickly. Ten Golden Rules For Successful Writing And Getting People To Buy Your Books. 1. Always include blank pages at the back of the book. this makes the book thicker, so looks like better value. 2. Be consistent with spelling

The Indie Route

The Vandal Blog Tracey Alley

You’ve probably all read those funny posters about Mothers being taxi drivers, doctors, referee’s, therapists etc etc. Well I’ve been thinking of making one of my own about Indie Authors. The assumption [and believe me I’m coming to learn it’s just an assumption] is that if you’re traditionally published then all you have to do is sit back and write the next bestseller. Well that’s wrong and it’s even more wrong if you happen to be an Indie Author. We have to be sales experts, marketing experts, social networking experts etc etc. You can’t, unfortunately, just push the publish button and sit back and wait for the millions [yeah I

February The Fifth – An Important Date

February The Fifth

Yes, I’ve got a new book on the way. However, there is still a way to go before it hits any shelves. Or should I now say iPads, Kindles and Nooks instead of shelves? Or coming to a screen near you? It is currently in the last stages of proofing and minor editing, but is ready for book bloggers and book reviewers. So if you are interested in receiving an ‘advance electronic copy’ of February The Fifth for review, I would certainly be pleased to hear from you. It is available in .mobi, .epub and .pdf formats. Just a little feel for what it’s about, here’s the blurb! A young

The Sequel Temptation


I am in the middle of a dilemma at present. It is this. Do I write a Milo Moon sequel or not? On one hand I know that I myself enjoy books that are in a series or a sequel or two. Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus, the Straun family saga from James Clavell and of course Douglas Adam’s famous five part trilogy of Hitchhiker stories are great enjoyable examples. But then again I have a sense that some stories are best left to stand by themselves. 1984, Brave New World and Atlas Shrugged screamed out to be left alone and not regurgitated in a new form. There are also the