Do you write fiction novel series? Do you plan to? Here’s why you might like to consider adding in short stories and novellas to the mix for a real book marketing advantage – with a case study by Alison Morton.
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A moving and provocative post about the power of writing short-form prose and poetry as a means to healing, by Zambian author Danie Botha, who describes it as “a new survival tool”.
Sharing the secrets of his success today is screenwriter Jamie Rhodes, founder of The Homeless Film Festival. Jamie also writes short stories, and his collection Dead Men’s Teeth draws its inspiration from the British Library archives. If you’re in or near London and would like a chance to meet him and talk about his work, […]
In the first of an occasional series defining and celebrating different genres and formats of writing, British author Debbie Young (yes, the same Debbie Young who is commissioning editor of this blog), shares her enthusiasm for flash fiction and explains why she thinks writing flash is a great discipline for authors of all kinds. As […]
Self-published fiction author Rebecca Kemp recounts how being chosen as the only writer in Ireland to take part in a global Twitter event – an unusual and creative means of reaching new readers worldwide, in the company of high-profile, trade-published authors. I got involved in the #TwitterFiction Festival after seeing a call for submissions on […]
Indie author Pam Dixon shares her success story using Kindle Countdown to promote her self-published short fiction. The initial KDP Select enrolment period had ended for my e-book, Only a Heartbeat Away, and I was preparing it for distribution on Smashwords, Nook, and Kobo when I learned about Amazon’s Kindle Countdown program. What an intriguing […]
I love that this conference has the word “Indie” in the title. That’s been a source of contention among writers and publishers of late. There are indie presses out there that have a rightful claim to the term. For a long time, they were seen as the alternative to the major publishers. But times change, […]