Want to make your work the best it can be without costing the earth? The answer’s beta reading – both reading other’s manuscripts and having them read your own. Award-winning novelist Lucienne Boyce shows you how and why.
Author Archive | Lucienne Boyce
British indie author Lucienne Boyce, who writes and self-publishes historical fiction and non-fiction, explains why looking something up on Wikipedia doesn’t count as quality research, and recommends more effective research methods that will add conviction and accuracy when you are writing about the past. (This is an abridged text of the excellent talk that Lucienne […]
It’s always worth looking for events in the public eye that are relevant to your books and which may therefore provide opportunities to draw extra attention to your work. British author and historian Lucienne Boyce took advantage of the launch of the new Suffragette movie to bring her non-fiction book, The Bristol Suffragettes, to a new […]
Historical novelist Lucienne Boyce believes it’s more constructive for all kinds of authors to work together harmoniously than to squabble over the relative merits and demerits of traditional and self-publishing routes “Shit volcano.” “Self-published authors are destroying literature.” “Self-publishing is a deeply corrupt world.” These are just some of the comments self-published authors are used […]
How successful was your last author event – and how did you measure its success? British self-published author Lucienne Boyce, who writes both historical fiction and non-fiction, makes the case for measuring the success of author events in terms of connection with readers rather than number of books sold. I wish I had a pound […]