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Hello there everyone,

It has been a while hasn’t it. I took some time off from writing. Why? because my mind ran away. I wish I could say it went somewhere nice, but frankly it simply got caught up in that horrible world they call reality. I intend on avoiding that place for as long as possible in future.

Firstly I’m starting by reconnecting with the author and reader community. If you want to find me, these are the places to catch me:

Twiiter –

Tumblr –

Tsu –

Pinterest –

Secondly, I’ll be rewriting my old work. As with anything you have probable ever written, you find with time, you want to rewrite it. To improve it and let it become the best version it can be. So I am going back over my old pieces and bringing them up to scratch. Want to read some of them? Keep watching as I will be sharing them on here.

Thirdly, is it thirdly? Is it just third? Step three… Writing some new material. I’ll be flexing those creative muscles and scribbling down the words to some (hopefully) exciting new stories. That is assuming I can get past the simple grammar that it seems I’ve completely forgotten in my absence

Get in touch!




Getting started with the basics:

You have completed your book, after a long hard slog of writing and now its time to promote. Now whether you are self publishing or going through a publisher, you should be promoting your book! 

A lot of publishers will promote for you and this is great, but never underestimate the power you have when it comes to your book. You wrote it, you love it, let that passion shine through to your potential readers.


If you havent already then do these now –


*Set up a facebook fan page, whether it is for you as an author, or for your books, you must have a platform to launch yourself from.

*Once you have your page, join groups and promote it. remember to advertise your book to those who read your genre, “like for like” events are great! But you also need to be reaching your target audience (people who will read your books). It would be pointless to be a horror writer and have a following filled with romance fans who don’t like/read horror. 


*Set up a twitter account. it is a huge social media with millions of people on there, do not miss out on this huge opportunity because you will shoot yourself in the foot

*Remember to use #hastags they help with trending and mean more people will see them #greatread #lovereading #horrorfans – you get the idea.

*the faster you learn, the more followers you will gain and the more of your target audience you will reach.


*Get a blog. although the ‘fad’ surrounding blogs is not as huge, the people who used them before for reading and finding things out, still use them. Again know your market. whether you use Tumblr, wordpress or google Blogger, say what your write and why they should be interested in what you have to say. 

*many blogs now use hashtags now, or tags, basically the same thing. they will go to the place where people looking for what you have wrote about can find you. MAKE SURE YOU USE THESE.


*Sign up and join another way to promote yourself and begin your next step in the promotion and marketing game.