Archive for January 2018

FINDING READERS

Yes, finding readers is the most critical task for a writer who has just published his first eBook – so I thought I would call on the assistance of the world’s best-known detective – and give him the task of finding my missing reader – and I agree, it is one of the worst puns… So…

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DIALOGUE TAGS – THOUGHTS FOR WRITERS

There is a lot of current pressure – editors, writing groups 🙂 to use ‘said’ almost exclusively as your standard dialogue tag – this is regarded as a ‘rule’. However, after a while he said/she said becomes totally boring [think audio book with he said/she said all the time…]. So I grabbed the following, at…

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PODCAST – INTERVIEW BY PAUL TEAGUE

Paul Teague – another thriller author – interviews authors and creates a podcast of the interview. He invited me to be interviewed and we had a long chat. We talk about writing and branding and promoting and the tools to use and just about everything else you can think of. The podcast is here – https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-70-john-hindmarsh/…

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MY WRITING STORY – WELL, PART OF IT

This story might help motivate other authors – at least, I hope so. I wrote my first book years ago, typed it up, and left to hibernate in my garage. [Well, to be truthful, my first attempt was when I was about 12 years old – it didn’t go very far.] Then, in about 2010,…

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