The Willpower formula That Could Be The Secret to Publishing Sucess

Willpower Formula

To be a successful author takes willpower! It doesn’t matter how good your prose is. If you don’t have the willpower to see it through.

Addicted To Horror Novels & Why we love to be frightened.

Author Publishing Tips Addicted To Horror Novels & Why We Love To Be Frightened! Share on facebook Share on google Share on twitter Share on linkedin Dusk creeps upon you as you make your way home, bringing with it the stillness and dark of night. As one sense shutters another opens, magnifying each whisper of […]

Why strong women are vital in literature

strong women in literature

History and present day testifies to the struggles women face and have faced to earn what should be the natural right of all humankind – fairness.

Top Tips For Writing Suspense

There are a number of essential techniques an author must master if they ever want to top a bestsellers list and none more so than the ability to deliver genuine suspense.

The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

While the occult is a broad umbrella, hiding its many forms under its silky black folds, it’s concepts have endured through time, enjoying many a resurgence through the ages. The term ‘occultism’, is relatively new, not used in French or English literature, for instance, until the 19th Century, although the term ‘occult sciences’ was commonly used in the 16th Century to describe practices such as astrology, alchemy, mysticism, and natural magic.

Should Authors Blog Or Is Blogging Dead?

When Huffpost Editor-in-chief Jimmy Leach announced the closure of its blogging platform he said that “publishing thousands of blogs has been a distraction from the delivery of impactful, targeted investigations, explainers, breaking news and lifestyle and entertainment journalism.”

Where are the readers of tomorrow?

Finding New Readers For Books

Will reading be ‘a thing’ in the distant future? And what does it mean for writers of fiction? More importantly, what are we collectively doing to keep reading alive?

5 Critical Steps Authors Must Take To Successfully Build Their Author Brand

Branding is important in any business and whilst often overlooked by authors, particularly those who are self-publishing it is an essential element of any authors marketing strategy.

Fiction and mortality – living forever.

Fiction and immortality

We are constantly and enduringly fascinated with fictional accounts of parallel existence, alternative realities and genetic engineering. Films such as ‘The Fountain’ present immortality as attainable, whilst books such as ‘The Book Thief’ (Markus Zusak) explore the nature of death, in this case by death himself acting as narrator.

Social Commentary In Literature

Social commentary in literature

Never before has the voice of social commentary in literature sung higher. Freedom of speech has brought with it a cacophony of loudly spoken, written and sometimes harshly promoted opinion and judgement.