Category Archives: Writing

The WINNERS of the 2018 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards Are… @bloggersbash

THIS IS IT FOLKS, the winners of the 4th Annual Bloggers Bash awards. Thank you to everyone who nominated, voted and promoted the bash. I can’t believe we’re finally at the end of another year.

This year was the biggest yet, with just short of 10,000 votes.

A HUGE congratulations to all the winners and runners-up of the awards. Don’t forget, winners will receive a £10 Amazon voucher and a notebook from Greenstory stone notebooks stationary and the second place and everyone who placed will receive a badge. Continue reading

Book Pricing Strategies #MondayBlogs #amwriting

Book pricing. That slightly ugly elephant that sits somewhere between self-loathing, desperation for sales, pride in what you’ve completed, and the necessity of, you know, having enough mulaah to feed your kids.

But what to do? What to do? What if you have a series? What if you have a single book? What if you write non-fiction?

I recently *praise the literary gods* managed to land the holy grail of marketing – a Bookbub. I’ve learned a few things about pricing along the way and wanted to share my experience.

Before anyone gets their book-knickers in a twist, I’m not suggesting THIS strategy is THE glorious sales panacea that will work every time, hell it might not even work for you – I do write in a specific genre and anyone with an ounce of marketing sense will appreciate that genres vary as much as my mood during the final week of editing!

Here’s what I’ve learned about book pricing Continue reading

To prologue or not to prologue that is the question… with @Marjorie_Mallon #Sundayblogshare

Today I have a wonderful guest on the blog, Marjorie Mallon. I met Marje at the very first ever Bloggers Bash – have you got your ticket yet? Marje has attended every single bash and I am absolutely thrilled to have her on today to discuss prologues to celebrate the launch of her first book and paperback.

You can purchase a copy of A Curse of Time:

AmazonUSA

AmazonUK

Welcome Marje:

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Voting is Now OPEN for the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards @BloggersBash

This is it. The wait is finally over!

The FOURTH Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2018 are now OPEN FOR VOTING.

We had a HUGE number of nominations, close to 400, so thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate your favourite bloggers.

Voting closes at midnight on April 30th (BST). The winners will be announced on May 19th at the Bash in London. If you can’t make it along to the event don’t worry, we will put a winners post out on the evening of the same day and we will also try to live stream from our Facebook Group. Although we have pingbacks to all the winners blogs it would be best for you to check back to see if you won. Continue reading

The Bloggers Bash Needs You! Panel Debate 2018

The Annual Bloggers Bash returns bigger and better than ever on Saturday 19th May 2018. The venue is booked, and the committee have been busy working behind the scenes to ensure the day is full of fun, learning opportunities, networking, and, of course, the blogtastic award ceremony.

To ensure that you get the most out of your day we are looking for your input. We received incredible feedback about the panel debate at last year’s event so we’ve decided to bring this back.

In order to maximise the time and choose the right panellists to meet your needs we want you to submit questions/topics that can be put forward for debate.

Here are a few suggestions to get your mind ticking: Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Victor #2 in the Eden East YA fantasy novels #amreading

There’s nothing more exciting than the moment you see your books cover for the first time. I wondered whether, if the second time I saw one, the novelty would have worn off. But no. It most definitely has not. If anything, it was even more exciting.

I launched Keepers, the first in my Young Adult fantasy series in November 2017.

I am in the final straight with Victor. I have about 10,000 words or so left to write and a full (short) edit. Then, I hope, it will be ready to go to the editor. Even if I have to get the hot glue gun out and superglue my ass to my office chair, this sequel is being finished THIS month.

My hope is to publish Victor sometime between late April and mid-May.

Without further ado, here is the brand spanking, shit hot shiny, new cover: Continue reading

The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition Extended! #SundayBlogShare @bloggersbash

#bloggersbash #writing #competition #bloggingThe Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition – Deadline for Entries Extended 

We’ve listened, and we’ve acted. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve extended the deadline for entries to this year’s Bloggers Bash Blog Post competition. The deadline for entries is now 23:59 on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

What is the competition about, and how do I enter?

As you may have noticed, there’s another exciting event happening in London the same day as our Bloggers Bash. Although it won’t be as much fun as our event, the news of a Royal Wedding has undoubtedly given us a lot to think about.

So, the Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition 2018 is on the theme of ‘Royalty.’ You’ve got a maximum of 300 words to share a flash fiction story, anecdote, poem, or another piece of work or writing on the theme of royalty. You might be inspired by Harry and his princess, or by the venue of this year’s Bloggers Bash (George IV). Or you might have another idea in mind. If you’re a photographer, then publish a post that includes photos of what ‘Royalty’ means to you.

The Cost: £5 per entry or £8 for two entries – all proceeds go to funding The Bloggers Bash, payment accepted through PayPal only, at the bottom of this post.

IMPORTANT – How to submit: Publish your entry(ies) on your blog and then drop an email to annualbloggersbash@yahoo.co.uk with the following information:  Continue reading

Happy VILLaintines – Why your villain needs a heart #amwriting #ValentinesDay

At festive periods, there’s usually a slew of charitable adverts and campaigns to encourage our altruistic sides, (something I believe we should do more of).

But today, for Valentines, I’m proposing a rather more alternative form of giving. To appease my villainous rants, I need y’all to be a doll and give your damn villain a heart.

Don’t screw up your latest villainous scribbles just yet. Indulge me, and I’ll explain why your villain needs a heart.

Oh, and should you want more detail, this is a topic I cover in my book 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad VillainContinue reading