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Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! (Happy St. Patrick’s Day)

For a relatively small country Ireland has produced more than its fair share of renowned writers. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would highlight a few of them. Oscar Wilde Outside of Shakespeare there can’t be too...

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Think of the poor typesetter

This is an appeal to make life easier for the poor typesetter. Just think of me slaving away over the hot metal (computer keyboard really but I’m laying on it thick). Just think of the frustrations and pain that...

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Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus (Happy St David’s Day)

Today the people of Wales celebrate their patron saint. We thought we would send greetings to all the authors of Wales by looking at five of their greatest writers. Dylan Thomas Born in Swansea, Dylan Thomas was a renowned...

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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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