A Top-Tier Procrastinator’s Guide to Finding the Time to Write Your Book Before we start this, there’s something I need to confess. Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m a procrastinator. Much to the annoyance of my long-suffering partner Danny, who likes to joke that I could do twice as much work in a month if I’dContinue reading “Finding Time to Write”
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The Frustrating Side of Self-Publishing
This isn’t the blog post I planned to do, but it’s the one that I’m doing anyway. I’ve had a right morning of it, and I needed to vent, so fuck it. Here we go… I ordered some author copies of my book last week from Amazon. Author copies are the same as regular copies,Continue reading “The Frustrating Side of Self-Publishing”
BEHIND THE PEN NAME
Why do some authors use pen names? Something I’ve been asked quite a lot over the last few weeks, is why I chose to publish FOUND YOU, under a pen name, or ‘pseudonym’ if you’re feeling fancy. It’s a good question and something I don’t believe I’ve talked about before. Authors use pen names forContinue reading “BEHIND THE PEN NAME”
FOUND YOU IS OUT NOW!!
My book is finally live! Full disclosure, it went live on the 13th Oct, but things have been manic. Now that Amazon has finally linked the paperback and eBook versions of Found You together, it is so much easier for me to share the link with you! Found You is an ideal read for theContinue reading “FOUND YOU IS OUT NOW!!”
Should Authors Pay for Reviews?
The Background Story Please skip ahead if you’re not interested in why I decided to write this blog post. Although, the preamble does provide useful background information. Recently, I had an interaction via the old Instagram machine that thrust me down the metaphorical rabbit hole of paid book reviews. If you follow me on Instagram,Continue reading “Should Authors Pay for Reviews?”
Dealing With Rejection
My Journey to Publication The world of publishing is something I am relatively new to. I have always hidden behind my clients, in that respect. I write the manuscript, make it something they are proud to hold, and then bid them adieu, kind of. What I’m trying to say is that, typically, as a ghostwriter,Continue reading “Dealing With Rejection”
Do you judge an author’s capabilities based on their chosen genre?
A while ago I wrote a blog post about writing the book you want to write, rather than the book you think other people will read. I’ll link it below if anybody is interested. However. recently I’ve been thinking… Do you think some genres are better received than others? I seem to get the impressionContinue reading “Do you judge an author’s capabilities based on their chosen genre?”
Write the book you want to write.
Your book doesn’t have to be the next Pulitzer Prize winner. There’s this fallacy that the only books worth writing are the ones that are going to win awards. I hear it all the time, “My idea isn’t anything special, so what’s the point of writing it?” First of all, how do you know yourContinue reading “Write the book you want to write.”
Everything you need to know about beta readers. The phrase ‘beta readers’ gets thrown around a lot in the world of writing and publishing. There are so many different things to do once you’ve written the first draft of your document that you might be lost in a sea of different options. Proofreaders, copy-editors, developmentalContinue reading “Beta Readers”
How to Write a Memoir
Everything you need to know about writing your memoirs. Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained. – Thomas M. Cirignano I might be shooting myself in the foot here, but what the hell. Why not! In my experience, there are two mainContinue reading “How to Write a Memoir”
Hiring a Freelance Writer or Editor
What to do if you want to work with me! With the new year upon us, I thought it was time to do a quick refresher on what to do if you’re thinking about using my services in 2022. I want to make the whole thing as simple as possible for you, so that youContinue reading “Hiring a Freelance Writer or Editor”
Blog Posts and Small Businesses
Could blogging give your business a boost? There are currently 5.5 million small businesses in the UK. A small business is any business that has between 0-49 employees. When you run a small business, you’ve likely wondered whether blogging is a good use of your time. With a 6% decrease in the number of smallContinue reading “Blog Posts and Small Businesses”
Can Anybody Write a Book?
So many people have the ambition to write their own book. Why? I’m sure everybody has their own reasoning but, more than likely, it’s down to the recognition. The pride of saying, “Yes, I wrote a book,” is something the majority of people long to be able to say, even if they have no interestContinue reading “Can Anybody Write a Book?”
Re-Writing Existing Books: Why this isn’t okay!
Something I’ve noticed over the past few weeks is an increase in potential clients asking for me to write manuscripts to be translated into audiobooks. This is something I am more than happy to do! However, a startling number of these potential clients have asked for me to re-write existing books (which are not theirContinue reading “Re-Writing Existing Books: Why this isn’t okay!”
Traditional Publishing vs Self-Publishing
What you need to know about publishing your own book. Something I get asked all of the time by clients is, “What do I do now that I’ve got a completed manuscript?” While my expertise ends with the completion of the manuscript, I only felt it was right that I educate myself on the next-stepsContinue reading “Traditional Publishing vs Self-Publishing”
How to Write a Book: A Ghostwriter’s Perspective
With yet another lockdown upon us, it seems that more people than ever are deciding to finally write their own book. There’s an age-old adage that says everybody has one book within them dying to be written. With our social lives stilted, now might be the best time to put pen to paper, or yourContinue reading “How to Write a Book: A Ghostwriter’s Perspective”
Writing as a Full-Time Job
Tips for Freelancers in 2021 Can writing be a full-time job? I wonder how many times this has been Googled. I know that I’ve done it a few times over the years. When I had stressful days in the classroom (I was a teacher in my past life for those who didn’t know), I’d comeContinue reading “Writing as a Full-Time Job”
Do I Need a Ghostwriter or an Editor?
Ghostwriting and editing are two very similar entities and are often confused by both new and veteran authors. Particularly if you’re new to the world of writing, you might look at your newly written manuscript and think, “What the hell do I do next?” Believe me, you’re not alone in thinking this. Not only that,Continue reading “Do I Need a Ghostwriter or an Editor?”