Author Essentials: The Element of Surprise…

For when you want the reader to be lost for words – not you… Advertisements

Author Essentials: Leave your mark…

Upon finding a deserted beach, most authors know somewhere deep down that they will first look for a stick and write their name in the sand, in letters ten feet tall. Carbon footprint?… Continue reading

Author Essentials: Know how to hustle…

…Someone’s mother was overheard once saying ‘The more you talk, the less you appear to know.’ I don’t know if that’s wisdom, or just a way of getting some peace and quiet. But… Continue reading

Author of the Day – Eighty-Eight Days

Rogue writer Eighty-Eight Days takes time out one hot summer’s afternoon, from beyond the screen (and from behind the camera) for cake with cousins. An inspired creative with many strings to his bow,… Continue reading

Author Essentials: Be glamorous at every given opportunity…

Need we say more…? 🙂

Hard Ink Rules – Warning: No covers…

It’s Red Nose Day here in the U.K, and we hope lots of authors are out doing silly things to raise money for charity, instead of gratuitously flashing us their book covers everywhere… Continue reading

Author Essentials: Keep only the best company…

As authors like Sophie E Tallis know, the quality of the company you keep influences the quality of your writing. If you want your writing to have a globally-recognised, unarguable pedigree, you have… Continue reading

Author Essentials: Look cool in a hat…

All the best rock’n’roll writers, like Shalini Boland, look awesome under headgear. No matter what it is. Floppy black felt on Terry Pratchett. Arthur Conan Doyle probably had a real deerstalker, of his… Continue reading

Author of the Day – Sophie E Tallis

Sophie E Tallis has every right to look other-worldly and ethereal… “I’ve nearly died at least three times. Once by drowning as a kid, I was gone, and had to be resuscitated. Once… Continue reading

Author Essentials: Look cool doing something…

“…If you ever wondered what 12-year-olds sing about, now you know. Mostly stuff to do with your butt. We could have done a whole album about pooping.” Brent Lonkey on starting a band… Continue reading