Writer’s Retreat

Do you find it hard to write with all of your daily business and family routines cutting into your time? Then why not take a day out for yourself, and just focus on Writing! It doesn’t matter if you are writing poetry, fiction, non-fiction, blogs for your business – if you need the time to […]

Q and A with Basil Waite – Illustrator Interview


When and how did you realise you wanted to express yourself creatively? I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil and have never really stopped. When I got to about five years old I began to realise you could get paid to draw for a living and that started me off on this path […]

Q and A Interview with Brian Mackenzie – Poet

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When did you realise you wanted to become an author? I never put pen to paper until a few years ago. My son, daughter and a friend of my son started a music blog called Tune Doctor. Music usually reminds you of something and that was the the principal of the blog. I gave a […]

Tips to Get Your Book Into Libraries for Self-Published Authors by Ann Brady

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If you’re a self-publisher looking for a way to get more exposure for your book, then libraries might just be your secret weapon. According to research, there are over 4,000 public libraries in the UK alone plus 940 academic libraries. This means there are over 64 million library members with 9.8 million active borrowers. That’s […]

Q and A with Dee Dickens – Author Interview

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What inspires you to write? I can’t not write these days, it is as necessary as breathing. I get inspired by all kinds of things. I like to write about love and womanhood. I am currently working on two poetry collections and my dissertation for Cardiff Metropolitan University. Never one to take the easy route, […]

The Importance of Categorisation in Publishing by Ellie Adams


The categorisation of your work may be something you haven’t given all that much thought to as an author. After all, beyond knowing which basic genre and sub-genre you have chosen to write in, most writers will have seen no need in delving into the more technical side of publishing, myself included. However, after doing […]

Q and A with Ann Brady – Author Interview

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Ann Brady is an author of various genres of books including Children’s Picture Books, Historical Fiction and Mystery Short Stories.  She is also a mentor and works with writers world-wide reviewing and editing manuscripts as well as offering workshops and training to writers of all ages. She is  also a motivational and presentational speaker. When did you […]

Places to Write When You’re Fed Up with Working at Home by Ann Brady


Do you ever get cabin fever? If you’re a full-time author, I bet you get fed up with working at home and want to find other places to write in. Here are five suggestions you might find interesting as alternatives. So, what are you waiting for? Get out and about! 1. Libraries This one is […]

Some Ridiculously Simple Tips for Writing a Book by Ann Brady

Writing advice by Ann Brady

As an author and mentor, people often ask me, “How do you get published?” Now to me, that’s the wrong question. The hard part for most writers, despite what we say, isn’t getting published. After all, there are many opportunities these days to become a published author. No, it’s not the publishing part we struggle […]