Adversity

May 21, 2018

The last year or so has been challenging, more so than you might think. It’s why I haven’t written much in the way of blogs, although that will change. I’ll tell you my story, and hopefully, by sharing the details, my experience will help you when, or if, you encounter your adversity. Background Some background…

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FINDING READERS

January 22, 2018

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

January 22, 2018

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

January 22, 2018

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

January 22, 2018

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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