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Creative writing: who are your characters?

Part 5 in the series ‘ enhancing your creative writing talent ’. By Melissa A Joy, fantasy writer and Blackheath Dawn consultant writer. Do you ever wonder where your characters come from?  I read in my studies that characters are found rather than created.  This is about your relationship with your characters, and how to become better connected […]

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Creative writing: setting the underlying themes

Part 4 in the series ‘ enhancing your creative writing talent ’. By Melissa A Joy, fantasy writer and Blackheath Dawn consultant writer. Have you ever thought of what the underlying themes are in your stories? They can be about anything: true love, ambition, revenge, loneliness, friendship. There are so many things that can make up the core […]

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Book excerpt: echoes of narcissus in the gardens of delight

Jo Robinson, author of African me and satellite TV, The Visitation, Shadow People and Fly Birdie. The following is fiction, but malignant narcissists really do exist, and it is a recognised mental illness. Unfortunately, many people never realise that they are involved with a narcissist, because their actions are so demonically bad as to be […]

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Monetise your skills: from bookworm to marketeer for authors

Kim Nash talks to Blackheath Dawn about her journey from bookworm to a publishing and social media consultant for authors. Thanks so much for inviting me to explain how I started working in marketing and publicity for authors and publishers. Here’s how my journey began: I’ve always been a bookworm. My mom used to tell me off for […]

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Memoir writing: editing your memoir

Part 4 in the series ‘ who wants to read about you’. By Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes. So you’ve written it!  Congratulations, you’re already ahead of every person who’s ever thought of writing their memoirs but for one reason or another, never did.  You should at this time have exhausted […]

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Monetise your skills: become a narrator on ACX

Wendy Anne Darling – author and audio specialist talks to Blackheath Dawn on becoming an narrator on Amazon’s Audio Book Creation Exchange.  I have always loved to read aloud, so it’s no surprise that I finally stumbled upon ACX; Amazon’s audio book production arm, where authors can find narrators to produce their books in audio format. After […]

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Monetise your skills: become an Amazon associate

Are you selling your book through Amazon? Do you want to earn more money through something you’re already doing? Seems like a silly question with an easy answer, but unfortunately not a lot of authors realize it’s actually possible – and super simple. If you’re selling books through Amazon and marketing those books through your […]

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Proof editing: typos and errors for independent publishing authors

Nina Soden, author of Blood Angel series. I originally published this article as a guest author at http://timothy-oullette.blogspot.com/ and http://www.timouellette.com on August 8, 2014, but I felt that the information was important enough that I wanted it in my blog feed as well. I hope you enjoy my take on Typos and Errors in Indie-Published Manuscripts. You can […]

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Help for dyslexics: writing techniques

  Melissa Wuidart Phillips, author of Dyslexic Writer shares some useful techniques for dyslexic writers. What is dyslexia?  For anyone who is unfamiliar with the term, dyslexics are the same as anyone else, but their brains process information differently, each in its own individual way.  This often means that they struggle with reading and writing, […]

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Monetise your skills: finding work as a technical writer

Phil Thane talks to Blackheath Dawn about his journey from a design & technology teacher into a freelance technical writer and methods he uses to secure contracts. I used to be a Design & Technology teacher. Early in my career I wrote some simple Project Books which were published in ‘photocopiable’ format, later as PDF […]

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