Easy, Free and Low Cost Book Trailers and Graphics #IWSG

For many of us, developing video editing or graphic art skills to promote our books on social media is enough to make our heads spin. However, whether we’re self publishing or have a traditional publisher, we’ll be marketing too. Here’s a couple of resources for making video book trailers and social media graphics requiring absolutely no editing…

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Proofreading Exchange

As a self pubber, I’ve read that the two things to invest in are: 1. A great cover 2. An editor or at the very least a proofreader My insecure question this month relates to editing and proofreading. Has anyone had success with exchanging proofreading or editing with another author? If so, I’d love to hear your…

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The Rat Bargain

The house was old with a pointy roof like a witch’s cottage. Inside, the house was cluttered with ancient furniture while hand painted murals peeled off the walls. The walls were most interesting to me as they were wide and hollow and riddled with secret passageways. The doorway to one was disguised within wood paneling, exposed by a catch….

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Impostor!

 I’m drowning in the eternal bog of procrastination… I’ve written only a few hundred of the 5k words I aimed for this week. I think I’ve moved beyond the ‘afraid to write’ stage – thanks to the support and good advice I received last month – and into writer’s block. I’ve got a good beginning and the…

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Beware The Cat!

I always thought the modern horror genre of fiction was born in the 19th Century with novels such as The Vampyre by John Polidori, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the ubiquitous Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. But it seems I was mistaken. Some argue that the first ever horror novel was written much earlier. In 1561, William…

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