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Five top benefits of being a mature age author

Five Top Benefits Of Being A Mature Age Author

​With Queen Elizabeth turning 90 recently and still looking pretty spry, it got me thinking that one of the secrets to healthy aging has to be a sense of purpose, a reason to get up in the mornings. In the case of the Queen, she has commitments – speeches to make, buildings to open, medals […]

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Why Writers Should Keep a Journal – And Why I Don’t

  One of the things on my daily to-do list, along with yoga, meditation and becoming independently wealthy, is writing in my journal. Daily journalling is extolled by many famous writers, as in this post on PolicyMic – 6 Brilliant Writers on the Importance of Keeping a Journal. Creative writing teachers also recommend it, as […]

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WRITERS’ RESEARCH – HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO?

  One of the perks of being a writer is the research you often have to do for the authenticity of your story, characters, setting etc.  While writing my novels I’ve learnt about roof tiling, computer hacking, being in jail, various mental illnesses and sex shops, to name a few. Information I’ll probably never need […]

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USEFUL TIPS FOR PUBLISHING AND MARKETING YOUR E-BOOK

  If I’d known how much work was involved in publishing and marketing my own book, I might have thought twice about it… But only for a couple of minutes. Seriously though, it’s a full-time job and my head is spinning from all the research I’ve done, blogs and how-to manuals I’ve read, and advice […]

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