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What is the correct way to write speech in a novel?

I have recently had a friend of mine ask why they see so many different takes on speech punctuation throughout different books. So I thought I would use my own years worth of research, and not only answer the question but show one of the common takes on what should be done, punctuation-wise. Why do… Continue reading What is the correct way to write speech in a novel?

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Let’s talk book Marketing!

Hi everyone. Those of you who frequent my blog may have noticed a minor change in the form of a new menu, Articles, which possess two subsections; Digital Marketing, and Writing Tips Here you will not only easily find any useful tips I share going forward, but also information on marketing. (No, I am not… Continue reading Let’s talk book Marketing!

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Authors beware: A new danger for KU authors

Hi all, Anyone who follows me closely will know my book was removed from Amazon for almost a fortnight after they registered some unusual activity. At first I was at a loss. What was it, where had it come from? But since I have learnt a terrifying truth behind Kindle Unlimited, it is one all authors… Continue reading Authors beware: A new danger for KU authors

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Readers’ Favorite: I’ve earned my stamp

For those of you who follow my blog you'll have noticed it is more about the books I have read and the authors I have encountered rather than my own books, Darrienia and Herbal Lore. The reason is a simple one, I believe authors should support each other. I have recently been approved as an… Continue reading Readers’ Favorite: I’ve earned my stamp

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Camels and Cake: Tea for Three

Camels and Cake is a collection of flash fiction from authors across the globe, uniting together to raise money for a global aid charity. 100% of all money from this project is donated directly to the charity. You will recognise some of the author's names from books I have reviewed in the past, and I… Continue reading Camels and Cake: Tea for Three

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Writer review – Michael Frost – Horror

I often find myself returning to the blog of a particular writer. I feel it highly unfair, since I am enjoying his short stories so much, that the joy, (or should I say bone chilling horror?), I experience reading his work should go unmentioned. This writer is Michael Frost and his work can be found here Michael… Continue reading Writer review – Michael Frost – Horror

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Chairty page now open for the Darrienia giveaway

Hi all, it's a little premature I know, but I have opened the charity page for the UHNM charity, with funds being directed to the Neonatal department. Anyone wanting to enter the draw for a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher, two books authored by K.J. Simmill, and other goodies, please check out my… Continue reading Chairty page now open for the Darrienia giveaway

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You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support

Hi I hope you are all in good health. I just wanted to do a very quick blog for an upcoming book. I have personally pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait to get my hands on it, so watch this space for a review in the upcoming months. At this moment I am not getting… Continue reading You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support

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Book review – Angel’s Blood by Sallyann Phillips

As you may have seen me mentioning a few times, my favourite book of 2014 was, without a doubt, Angels Blood by Sallyann Phillips.  But what made this book my favourite? As a teenager I loved the work of L.J. Smith but as with teenage fiction you get to a point where you outgrow it.… Continue reading Book review – Angel’s Blood by Sallyann Phillips