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What If You Write Something No One Else Is Interested In Reading?

Novelty Revisions

When I first started blogging, I knew I wanted to focus on documenting my life as a writer.

Over time, I realized my friends, family, and classmates really didn’t care that much about writing — at least not the way I talked about it.

For those first three or four years, I had I’d say about 10 occasional readers. Almost all of them were people I didn’t know. But they were people who thought my topic — writing about writing — was interesting.

Even though my audience was small, and there were times it felt like no one cared about what I was doing, I kept doing it anyway. I liked writing about my passion. And slowly, over time, more people who also liked my passion found and started reading my blog.

It would have been very easy to give up early on in my blogging journey. I say that…

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Performing before Princes – Guest Post by, Tallis Steelyard of Port Naain…

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I travelled for a while through an area that was rustic to an extreme. I confess I was torn between heading back to the west and Port Naain, or continuing north along the river and getting further and further from home.

I eventually decided that I would let my muse guide me further north. After all, I was a wandering poet, every man’s friend, and welcome in any friendly home. Not only that travel broadens the mind and the bucolic life is a constant source of poetical inspiration.

Perhaps more importantly, I had left Port Naain in haste, and I suspected that unkind people there still wished to ask me difficult questions for which I had no glib answer that would satisfy them. It seemed sensible to deny the good folk of the city my company a little longer. Thus I continued north along the bank of the River Slackwater…

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Books anyone? A few words about MTMail, building a fanbase and Instafreebie. #bookmarketing

M T McGuire Authorholic

Building a mailing list or a fanbase.

Clearly every author wants to be successful, and the ones who are often make it look easy. But usually their success is the result of a great deal of hard graft behind the scenes. Yep, that swan-like author floating effortlessly across the retail waters is paddling like crazy under the surface.

There are many factors which can help an author to succeed but one that is key is an engaged and enthusiastic fanbase. People do business with people. Sure, they have to like your books but it helps a lot if they like you, too. Today, I’m going to give you a brief# explanation of how you can use Instafreebie to help grow your newsletter list and start to build that fanbase.

# Actually it’s not brief at all, it’s incredibly long, as usual, because I wrote it, but I hope it is…

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New Release: “The Curse of Time: Book 1: Bloodstone” by M. J. Mallon


Today I’m delighted to share a new release with excerpt by the wonderful M.J. Mallon. I’ve been a fan of her blog for sometime and am delighted to announce her debut novel. Scroll down for the excerpt, bio and links.


On Amelina Scott’s thirteenth birthday, her father disappears under mysterious circumstances. Saddened by this traumatic event, she pieces together details of a curse that has stricken the heart and soul of her family.

Amelina longs for someone to confide in. Her once carefree mother has become angry and despondent. One day a strange black cat and a young girl, named Esme appear. Immediately, Esme becomes the sister Amelina never had. The only catch is that Esme must remain a prisoner, living within the mirrors of Amelina’s house.

Dreams and a puzzling invitation convince Amelina the answer to her family’s troubles lies within the walls of the illusive Crystal Cottage…

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New Release – If I Could Fly by L A Mason

Source: New Release – If I Could Fly by L A Mason

Imbolc in Southern Hemisphere – Lammas in Northern Hemisphere

Source: Imbolc in Southern Hemisphere – Lammas in Northern Hemisphere

Welsh Wednesdays Review: “Work, Sex and Rugby ” by Lewis Davies


41yN5a-d7PLA very entertaining, smoothly flowing narrative strand that illustrates the valley life of Lewis Davies, a likeable and honest young man whose life revolves around earning a living in deprived Wales, Rugby and sex.
Davies has a great voice that endears the reader even to the less gentlemanly aspects of his behaviour. His honesty is refreshing, the style often tongue-in-cheek, softening the blow of some harsher truths and realities within the novel.
Great descriptive and analytical writing without ever being too overloaded or busy.
Very enjoyable


Lewis Davies’s noveLewis Daviesls include Work, Sex and Rugby which won the World Book Day Award for Wales, Tree of Crows and My Piece of Happiness and he won the Rhys Davies short story competition for ‘Mr Roopratna’s Chocolate’. He was awarded the John Morgan Writing Award for work on the political travel book Freeways. He also published a selection of literary essays…

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