6 ways to market your books

Marketing is one of the toughest parts of being published. Whether you’re traditionally published or doing it on your own, it’s likely that you will have to promote your own work at some point. The more work you put into marketing, the more sales you might make.  This article looks at eight different ways you…

10 unforgettable literary heroines

What is it that unites some of the most well known female protagonists in literary history? What makes them such memorable characters who have been admired and revered by countless readers?  Below is a list of 10 famous female protagonists whom I love and admire. Their ability to balance relationships with independence, humility with intellect…

10 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

Every writer suffers from writer's block at least once in their writing lives. Whether caused by a lack of inspiration, time, or exhaustion, it's bound to happen at some point. If your writing isn't flowing, then there are some things you can do to get yourself back on track. The methods listed below may not…

For children (and adults) who love to read

Selecting some of my favourite children's books was a great challenge as there are so many wonderful stories out there. I did however manage to narrow my long list down to ten. Whilst some of the books on there are less visible these days, their brilliance shouldn't be forgotten. Here's to helping wonderful books live…

A quiz about books

This quiz contains questions about well-known fantasy novels, young adult books, and stories about time. How many answers can you get? Finish the line: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to…” (Harry Potter) ‘One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and…’ (The…

A reading list

Brilliant fiction that must be read  Atonement - Ian McEwan A coming-of-age tale which focuses on thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis and her aspirations to be a writer. It is written in three parts, beginning in 1935 and ending in 1999, and covers themes such as love, loss, innocence, guilt, war, and identity. Although a modern novel,…

20 Inspirational quotes about writing

A series of quotes from brilliant authors to motivate and inspire your writing: 1. "If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word." ~ Margaret Atwood  2. "You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write." ~ Saul Bellow 3. “First, find out what your…