Tag: indie-authors

Thinking in Colours

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels When I’m writing I think in colours. Every character, every scene, every plot twist is represented in my mind in shades which find their way out of my sub-conscious and into my fully conscious creative mind. I didn’t realise…

The Trouble with ‘Book 2’

Having put your debut novel out into the world, and started what you dream will be an exciting, fulfilling and long career as a writer, the question of Book 2 soon starts to dominate your thoughts. The temptation is to focus purely on the…

The story behind the story…

I recently recorded an interview with Glen Moyer, a Scot by heart and heritage, who lives in Texas. Glen hosts his own podcast show ‘Under the Tartan Sky,‘ in which he explores Scotland’s diversity and the wealth of creativity and entrepreneurship on these shores….

The Art of Procrastination

I always knew that I had a tendency to procrastinate when it came to doing things that I really didn’t want to do but I had no idea I could procrastinate so professionally when it came to things I really do want to do….

In conversation

  On Monday 23rd April, World Book Night, I attended a book club event at the Carnegie Library in Ayr to talk about ‘Dancing Through Fire.’ It was a fantastic evening and a brilliant opportunity to meet supportive and interested local readers who had…

Why writers need hobbies

Writers are always being asked about writer’s block and how to get rid of it. There are a couple of things I’d like to say about this. It’s best not to fixate on writer’s block – the more you fixate on it the worse…

Going it alone: self-publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing

Self-publishing is a lot easier than you’d think and once you’ve done it, you’ll wonder why you ever hesitated. Believe me. I sat with my completed manuscript for over six years, thinking that self-publishing was an insurmountable task. However, unless you can find an…