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Be An Author Free Book on Kindle – Last Day

Be An Author book coverToday is the last day to get my book Be An Author – for all new and would-be writers – free to download onto Kindle or Kindle for PC. We will soon be launching other eBook versions, so I’m not sure we will be able to do this giveaway again.

You can get the book at Amazon.com or Amazon UK

The giveaway ends at approx 7am UK time tomorrow, Saturday 23rd March.

Thanks for reading.


Be An Author Free Kindle Book Giveaway

Be An Author book coverThis week sees another promotion for my book Be An Author – this time it is a free Kindle download through Amazon. That’s right, for five days only, ending on Saturday 23rd March 2013 at approximately 7am UK time, you can download Be An Author to your Kindle or Kindle for PC to read on your computer, absolutely free.

Here is the first review that the book received on Amazon, posted by the winner of our paperback giveaway on this blog a few weeks ago, Ellis Nelson: (more…)

Be An Author Extract – Process Of Writing – Planning

The last extract from my book Be An Author was about knowing how many words to write, or in other words how long your book needs to be. Here is another extract from the chapter about the Process of Writing – this time we are finding out whether the contributing authors plan the contents of their books before writing.

Did you plan your book, or write it as it came to you? (more…)

Thought for the week – Inspiration

These thoughts for the week are completely driven by what has happened in my life during that week. And this week the feature has been inspiration. As I sat down to write this blog post, I had the distinct feeling that I have written about this before, but on checking back through thoughts for the week gone by I can’t find anything directly. Perhaps instead I simply know that I have been inspired before.
Inspiration is fascinating because you can’t force it. Instead it seems to me that it happens because you make space for it, create the eonvironment in which it can flourish. (more…)

Be An Author Interview – Glennyce Eckersley, Author of An Angel at My Shoulder and Take Six Angels

Glennyce Eckersley
For today’s interview I would like to welcome Glennyce Eckersley. Glennyce’s first book, An Angel at My Shoulder, was published in 1996 by Rider books, Random House, and quickly became a best seller in many countries. Several more books have followed over the years, including Angels and Miracles, Angels to Watch Over Us, Saved by the Angels, Teenangel and An Angel to Guide Me. (more…)

Be An Author Extract – Process of Writing – How Many Words?

Having dipped into Traditional vs Self-Publishing and ePublishing, now we are moving on to how authors manage the process of writing. This extract deals with knowing how long to make your book:

“Whether you decide to write fiction or non-fiction for your first book, you might be wondering how much you need to write.

How did you know how many words to write? (more…)

Be An Author Interview – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, Author of This, That and Sometimes the Other

Today, we are meeting another author who is helping to expand on the contents of Be An Author by sharing their experiences. I’d like to welcome Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Rochelle is a Kansas City, Missouri USA native who was initially trained as a graphic artist. Her short story anthology THIS, THAT AND SOMETIMES THE OTHER, debuted in November of 2011. (more…)