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Inducement to Read Free. Did the Experiment Work?

  In my last post ten days ago I explained the reasons behind my decision to put out a FREE ebook on Amazon and Smashwords. The theory behind the decision is nothing new, so after careful consideration, I changed the price of … Continue reading

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Escape to the Country- the power of words

‘My Obliging Significant Other’ (Moso) is more your arty type than your literary type  so I wasn’t entirely convinced he’d want to accompany me to yet another writers’ festival, (especially as it had been raining most of the week). It wasn’t until I mentioned the words: country … Continue reading

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WHAT A LITTLE GEM

Tucked away between two imposing buildings in Pitt Street in up-town Sydney is the The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA).  I doubt many Sydney-siders even know this little gem of a place exists. But before you jump to the conclusion … Continue reading

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LIFE AS AN INDIE AUTHOR – THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!

Self-publishing has grown over the past decade, even high-profile authors such as Stephen King, are now choosing to publish some of their work themselves. A report last year by self-publishing champion Hugh Howey, showed self-published authors are now earning nearly 40% … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES YOUR LITERARY INSPIRATION COME FROM?

‘My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.’ Ernest Hemingway. I am often asked where my literary inspiration comes from. Anywhere, everywhere, from people I meet on … Continue reading

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WHY ARE YOU ON THE ROAD?

Yesterday I attended a six-hour crime writing workshop at the New South Wales Writers Centre with Barry Maitland, a Scottish born, Australian author of crime fiction. Barry’s first crime novel was the Marx Sisters, published in 1994. Since then he has … Continue reading

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A CONVERSATION WITH GINA

Sean. B. Fraser is the author of Betrayal and Deception, an action thriller about a case of identity theft and misplaced trust. To read more about Sean go to seanbfraser.com Sean took the time out of his busy writing schedule to … Continue reading

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JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

Readers, writers and book publishers all know the importance of the book cover. It’s job is to attract attention; to stop the reader in their tracks long enough for them to want to dive in and read the first sentence. So … Continue reading

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To Describe or Not to Describe, that is the Question

The location for my crime novels is very important to me,  so too, the description of the crime scene because it is here the truth about the murder is played out. Sydney is also where my fictional characters live. Jill … Continue reading

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Secret Seven

My love of reading preceded my love of writing. I have to be honest, if I don’t have my nose in a book, I am lost. With the manuscript of my third novel sitting somewhere on an editor’s desk waiting … Continue reading

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