Tag: self-published

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 Genre Debate

When I started writing ‘Dancing Through Fire’, I didn’t have a specific genre in mind – I just wanted to tell a good story. Thinking about genre came when I self-published my book and I was selecting the appropriate genre categories within Amazon KDP….

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…

Writing About Women

If there’s one thing that really gets my back up it’s women who don’t help other women. I’ve never understood it when you consider everything we have in common. It doesn’t help that we live in a world which has an unhealthy interest in…

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…

‘Dancing Through Fire’: book club questions and thought provokers.

As a writer, you like to think there are things about your book which will get people talking. When I wrote ‘Dancing Through Fire’ the one thing I really wanted people to talk about was the relationship between Ellie and Guy: was it appropriate…