Passive Guy runs the very popular blog called The Passive Voice, which is dedicated to areas including writers, authors, self-publishing and traditional publishing. As a writer, there are a number of things you can learn from Passive Guy, in order to create a blog that is popular, regularly visited by readers (both existing and new) and has high levels of engagement. Read on … [Read more...] about How to Run a Blog in the Passive Guy Way
Archives for August 2014
Dean Wesley Smith is a USA Today bestselling writer and has been in the publishing industry for 30 years, during which time he has published over a hundred novels. The number of short stories he has published goes into the hundreds and hundreds in numerous genres. Dean is definitely someone who you could say has been there, done that and has got the t-shirt. And he continues … [Read more...] about 5 Indie Publishing Lessons from Dean Wesley Smith
Writing courses can be a valuable resource for writers, both new and experienced ones. Writing courses aim to help writers in many ways, from providing direction and writing strategies to improving word usage and vocabulary. They also help to improve writing quality and style, depending on the type of course you take. At the very least, writing courses force you to write … [Read more...] about Are Online Writing Courses Worth It?
We have two delicious novels up for grabs today. Vanilla Salt by Ada Parellada about a gruff but brilliant chef who is struggling to fill his restaurant in Barcelona, and The Hundred-Foot Journey, which sees an Indian family open a restaurant opposite a famous chef, Madame Mallory, in a remote French village. The latter has recently been adapted for film, which we’re off to see … [Read more...] about Friday Book Giveaway! Vanilla Salt by Ada Parellada and The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
Reviewed by Kay Brooks At the age of 42, Lucy Potts has started to question the path that her life has taken. She is married to the eccentric Simon, whose intense enthusiasm for life once appealed to her but now annoys her. As she struggles with being a good mother to their beloved sons, keeping on top of the artistry work and supporting him through his spontaneous decision to … [Read more...] about Review – The Things I’d Miss by Andrew Clover