It’s the old five-Ps adage: Perfect Planning Prevents Poor Performance. Whether you do it yourself, contract a PR company or your publisher organises it, the same things apply.
Stage 1 – Planning Plan your tour length and frequency – five days, ten days, a month; everyday, every other day or three a week for a [...]
A round robin
Oh, the sneering! Oh, the superiority! Even Lynne Truss (Eats, Shoots and Leaves) is on BBC Radio4 broadcasting a series of witty ripostes to round-robins (RRs).
Now some RRs are painful: long-winded, which goes hand-in-hand with boring; poorly composed and/or typed; with scattered blurry photos; and produced with tight margins in [...]
I’m delighted to welcome Liz Harris to my blog today. With law and English degrees under her arm and experience of living in California and teaching teenagers in the UK, Liz started writing. She belongs to the Romantic Novelists’ Association, The Historical Novel Society and is a member of the Oxford Writers’ Group, where she [...]
I’m (literally) thrilled to welcome Adrian Magson to my blog today. A freelance writer, reviewer and creative writing tutor, he’s the author of the Riley Gavin & Frank Palmer series of crime novels set in London and is currently writing two new series, the Harry Tate spy thrillers and the Lucas Rocco French police stories. [...]
Conflicting advice is the very devil, especially if it’s given by different well-respected and hugely experienced writers. Especially when you’ve paid for it from a well-researched and carefully selected specialist or it comes via a highly professional writing organisation.
Like most newbie writers, I am passionate, energetic and in love with my story and characters. [...]