‘Excel for Writers’ & ‘Excel for Self-Publishers’ by M.L. Humphrey

Humphrey provides clear and thorough instructions on using Excel to support a writing career without descending into tedious detail. With the first book aimed at authors looking to put their writing on a more structured footing and those seeking to be published by others, and the second aimed at authors seeking to publish their own … Continue reading ‘Excel for Writers’ & ‘Excel for Self-Publishers’ by M.L. Humphrey

Reviewing The 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle

I've been sent a free copy of Kevin J Anderson's 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle with a request that I share my honest opinion of a few of the titles. Apart from the guide to Vellum (I already have a good eformating program and don't have a Mac) they all seem worth a read. However, … Continue reading Reviewing The 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle

Psychometric Trigger Locks

As Colleen Hoover writes trigger warnings can be a complex topic. How does one balance protecting people from traumatic reminders without spoiling books for others? Perhaps the answer, and other similar advantages, lie in expanding existing book-site technology. Having known more than one person who's suffered from a species of traumatic stress or phobia, I … Continue reading Psychometric Trigger Locks

Second Seven Stones Collection Available for pre-order

Seven Stones, Vol 2: Opening the Way, collecting parts 10-33 of my weekly swords-and-sorcery serial, is now available to pre-order. And, it's currently discounted to 99c/99p. So, find your favourite retailer today. With the means to quiet his nightmares and a better idea of their source, Reverend Kobb and his companions travel further north in … Continue reading Second Seven Stones Collection Available for pre-order

Is Selling Books Unethical?

As small business owners, many author-publishers will be familiar with the idea of giving away a sample (in this case, a book) to draw in customers; and with the arguments for and against. However, yesterday, I encountered the apparently radical suggestion that all books should be free. A suggestion that I find myself supporting. Usually … Continue reading Is Selling Books Unethical?