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Time to stop dreaming
December 31, 2018

Time to stop dreaming

As the calendar clicks through from 2018 to 2019, the thoughts of many of you turn once more to all the things in life that you would love to do – as they do every New Year. For some...

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Some gifts are more than just a gift

The 2018 John Lewis Christmas advert is an emotional tribute to rock legend Elton John. I’m sure you’ve seen it, the way it ends is very poignant. Elton is reflecting on his life and on the first piano he...

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7 WAYS A BOOK CAN BUILD YOUR BUSINESS.

Do you have a business? Hands up if would like to write a book?  Ok so I can’t see your hands, but I reckon if you are still reading then you have thought about it. Maybe it’s been a...

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5  Quick Tips To Help You Write A Novel

As NaNoWriMo is about to start I thought I would share some quick tips to help your creative juices to flow and get that novel written. 1. Use software that is designed for writers rather than a word processor....

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What impact do you want to have in the world?

Impact is what we create when we do something that leaves an impression. The ripples from the original action can travel across many miles, even years and touch a lot of people. You might not know the extent to...

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Be brave. Be bold. Be a writer

At a recent Indie Authors meeting we were discussing with a group of first time authors about publishing our books and building our audience. What surprised me was how many of them had not told their friends and family...

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Indie Authors are the Rebel Alliance

Last month, I (Kim) attended the Publishing Scotland annual book trade conference.  It was a very interesting event – I experienced a full range of emotions from blood boiling rage to cheering optimistically on the sidelines. Keynote speaker Andrew...

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First Impressions
September 24, 2015

First Impressions

First impressions are vital in interviews, first dates and any number of social situations. The same is true of books. The first chapter of a book is your first (and sometimes only) chance to impress a reader and persuade...

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Would a broken computer lead to a broken heart?

Imagine the scene; you’ve worked for months on your book, it’s been edited, refined and honed to perfection. You are pleased with it and feel it’s ready to be launched into the world. You click save and sit back...

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Why best selling authors are choosing self-publishing.

I have had a couple of conversations with authors recently who wanted to know if I could help them get an agent and publisher. I am not opposed to publishers; I think there is room for lots of publishing...

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