I know a lot of writers get fed up with having their work labelled. I can see it’s limiting to have your novel firmly dumped into one category, and books vary so much that using any of the standard classifications can only be a very blunt instrument. That said, I’m still busy trying to find … More I want a label of my very own…
There are all sorts of things that go with having a new novel out. Making a book trailer is an optional extra, but it’s a lot of fun, so I’ve put one together for A Stranger’s House. (I had a little help from the rest of the family when it came to the night-time photography … More Playing with Windows Movie Maker (again)
I attended the RNA Conference for the first time this year and it was fantastic. I was only around for the Saturday, but I still managed to catch up with a lot of friends and the talks were fascinating too. One of the huge learning curves for me since getting published has been self promotion. … More Highlights from #RNAconf15
A side-effect of my first book coming out is that I’ve had to try things I haven’t done before, and I’m sure this is good for me. Although I write about danger and adventure, in reality I’m a risk-averse wimp. So, since my last post, I’ve attended my first ever book club as a guest … More My first book club… as a guest author!
And these are just my known unknowns…! Facebook You can have more than one name on your profile page. If you’ve got a pen name, you can have that in brackets under your real one, or vice versa. I have a Clare Chase author page, but my personal account was still solely under my legal … More Publishing Promo – Six (semi) techie things I’ve learned
There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for aspiring writers to develop a platform. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest, getting yourself out there seems to be the order of the day. Having been shortlisted for Novelicious 2012, I suddenly find I have an extra platform, and how do I feel? I’m … More Novelicious, Platforms and Stage Fright
Sarah Duncan has been giving advice on delivering author events on her blog in the last few days, and I’ve found the posts very interesting having worked in literature promotion. It also made me think back to some of the events I’ve attended. One runaway success, in terms of sales, relied very much on getting … More Write Stuff – Help and Resources for Writers – Author Events