Why I use Historical Events in my Novels.

Those that do not understand history are doomed to repeat it. History is imperative to remember. If we look back at history, we see patterns begin to form. If we don’t look at our history, we won’t fully understand our present or future.  I use history in my novels in two ways. Firstly, I useContinue reading “Why I use Historical Events in my Novels.”

Engage your reader using Body Language.

Understanding your character’s behaviour and why they react to events enables the reader to establish a connection with your character. Body language isn’t just being able to tell off-the-bat that someone is lying. It is about directing you onto the next action or line of questioning to take. Enabling you to ‘read the room’ moreContinue reading “Engage your reader using Body Language.”

Taking the Step to Self-publish

One of the things most writers have in common is the rejection after rejection from agents and publishers. People may say, it is so hard to write a book, how do you do it? But most writers will roll their eyes and say “writing was easy, now I have to sell it.” And that’s theContinue reading “Taking the Step to Self-publish”

Getting Your Name out There

I’ve discovered one of the hardest things in the writing industry to get people to notice you. If no one knows who you are, they won’t buy your work. Social media can reach out to people you don’t know. But still there’s the difficulty is selling. You can get followers, but what about buyers. I’veContinue reading “Getting Your Name out There”