Caitlin

Blog 136: Signed Books!

Book signing is the affixing of an author’s signature to a page in their book, usually the title page or endpaper. Sometimes authors will sign bookplates and affix them to the page instead of directly writing on the page. J.K. Rowling has a hologram to accompany and authenticate her signatures. Bookshops and Libraries will often […]

Continue Reading...

Caitlin

Blog 135: Poetry & Writing Novels.

When reading a great book you will always come across a few lines or paragraphs that will make you pause for a moment, they will make you laugh, cry, gasp, look inwardly at yourself, and say ‘wow’.  These parts of the book are often quoted again and again by other readers in book reviews and […]

Continue Reading...

Caitlin

Blog 90: Help, I’m Stuck With Writer’s Block!

I have recently discovered that ‘Writer’s Block’ is a thing, and it is seriously annoying. For the last couple of months I have found writing – anything, difficult. I still have lots of new ideas going round in my brain, but trying to convert those ideas into words has been virtually impossible. I’m sure writer’s […]

Continue Reading...

Caitlin

Blog 65: One Tip To Becoming A Successful Author

Do you know the one thing that I cannot stand? Whinging Authors. Particularly authors who whinge about the lack of book sales, or even, whinge that they have sold a paperback version of their book but, because it’s not the kindle version, they get less in royalties. I mean come on! I know it’s tough […]

Continue Reading...

Jen

Blog 60: Why You Should Add Reading to your New Years Resolutions Goals (Especially if you write) – Jen Hughes

  “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”                                                                                                                                        Steven King   “Read a lot. Read anything you can get your hands on.”                                   […]

Continue Reading...

Caitlin

Blog 40: Why You Should Invest In An Editor.

“The funny thing about writing is that whether you’re doing it well or you’re doing it poorly, it looks the exact same. That is actually one of the main ways that writing is different from ballet dancing.” – John Green If you’re an indie author and either have, or are considering self-publishing, then let me […]

Continue Reading...

Caitlin

Blog 37: On The Importance Of Words.

When I was in high school and studying English Literature, we read books like ‘Of Mice And Men’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’. One day that I remember clearly, a student asked the English teacher why we were bothering to study the sentences in such detail. This student was sure that writers would not and did […]

Continue Reading...