Category Archive: Writing

Sep 20

The Business of Books: A Sense of Place – Jane Cable on how fact and fiction can easily blur

Writers are inspired by many different things but for me it always starts with a place. A little over two years ago I found myself in the middle of the steam punk festival in Lincoln. People in amazing costumes were everywhere, breathing life into the city’s cobbled climbs and quirky coffee shops. It felt as …

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Sep 14

A Day in the Life of Kaira Rouda

My life has changed a lot over the past six years. Not only because I finally became a full-time author, but also because my nest has been emptying year by year. Our four kids are five years apart, so that’s made my life filled with a lot of goodbyes lately. Without daily kid duties, life …

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Sep 06

Business of Books: So Much to Give – Part 2: Jane Cable on how individual authors help charities

Business of Books: So Much to Give – Part 2 Jane Cable on how individual authors help charities Two weeks ago I wrote about how groups of authors help charities so now I’m going to turn my attention to the valuable input that individual writers can have, both in terms of time and money.   …

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Sep 05

A Day in the Life of Victoria Fox

I wake up, wondering why I’m not on a beach in the Seychelles. Where is the sound of the ocean, the gentle sway of my hammock? This is the life a bonkbuster author ought to have: glamour, cocktails, lazy mornings spent penning a chapter in my satin bathrobe, all elegant turban and painted nails… Or …

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Sep 01

Selina Siak Chin Yoke On Becoming a Writer

I began writing out of desperation and a cherished dream. While recovering from breast cancer, I went into a chemo-induced depression without realising it. I had no idea what was wrong, only that the ground beneath me seemed to have collapsed. Months passed. When I still found no equilibrium, I went to see a counsellor …

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Aug 30

The Business of Books: Jane Cable talks to Choclit author and Romaniac Laura E James

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: Connect, engage – and write! Jane Cable talks to Choclit author and Romaniac Laura E James 1: How much of your working life does the business of books take up? I like to start the day by clearing my emails and writing my guest posts, updating the accounts, attending to social …

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Aug 23

Business of Books: So Much to Give – Part 1

Jane Cable on how authors get together to support charities It’s that time of year again. The time when Chindi Authors stand outside the Cancer Research UK shop in Arundel for ten whole days during the town’s festival trying to sell books. Not an easy task when the second hand offerings inside are so much …

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Aug 23

Business Of Books: Jane Cable talks to publishing polymath, Liz Barnsley

BUSINESS OF BOOKS: LOVING BOOKS, LIVING BOOKS Jane Cable talks to publishing polymath, Liz Barnsley What is your book related job or business? First of all I’m a reader and reviewer with my own website, Liz Loves Books  – all done for the love of it. On the professional side I work freelance as a submission reader for …

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