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The Best Thing About Getting Published

Welcome to the Distress Signals Blogging Bonanza! What’s that, you’re wondering? Well, you can either go and read this post or read the next sentence. In a nutshell: … 1,591 more words


On the Marshes - Launch party

Things are beginning to get real now that we have hit 2017 and I begin to plan for the publication of my book, On the Marshes in April. 187 more words

Choose Your Own Adventure

A very talented friend of mine recently started this :


It’s a choose your own adventure for the modern age and it’s suitably surreal. I don’t know if it’s been done elsewhere but this particular adventure is massively fun! 19 more words


Guest Post: Lovers and Literary Agents, Who Knew They Had So Much in Common?

Most authors who aim to traditionally publish only wish they had an agent, however, what if you were stuck with one who wasn’t “the one” for you? 800 more words


How to get a literary agent (or not)

I’ve just responded to an aspiring author on this topic, and thought it was worth sharing my advice (such as it is) more widely. Here’s what I told him: 408 more words

Books, Poems, Thoughts

The Simple Way to Boost Traffic to Your Author Website: A Blog!

We all know that whether you’re traditionally published or going D.I.Y., marketing your book is mostly on you, the author—and creating a solid web presence is one of the best ways to do just that. 1,279 more words


So You Wrote A Book, Now What?

Disclaimer: I’ve only just got my first piece of work published, but I’ve learnt a lot in the last few months. I want to put everything here in one place so as to help other writers in their very first steps. 2,176 more words