Originally posted on Suffolk Scribblings:
It’s been a few weeks since the launch of Second Chance and what a few weeks they have been. From the highs of publishing and selling my first copies through to the lows of those sales sinking fast, back to the highs of great reviews and feedback and the lows of less positive feedback (which, thankfully, have been rare so far). What it has been overall is a learning experience, so before I forget anything I thought I’d share my top tips with you so that you will benefit from learning from both the good and the bad decisions I made.
Originally posted on matclarke:
How could a jumble of words with a little punctuation become something that’s interesting to read?
Is it a gift from the gods? Something only the highly educated can produce? Or maybe anyone can do it?
If you want to know if YOU can achieve your writing goals, then why not have a play around with some words and sentences using my writing games. All tested many times on willing subjects from my writing group.
Originally posted on Albert Jack:
The first question a working writer is asked when they reveal their profession is, ‘Really – so what have you written then? Or ‘Really, what do you write about?’ Well, at least that’s the question I am always asked. It’s a simple and obvious question and it is fair to assume that unless you are Stephen King, or J.K Rowling, then few people will have heard of you, and so it needs answering. That means you either need to take the time to explain your books both patiently and as if that is the first time you had been asked that particular question, or tell them in the first place that you work for the Inland Revenue.