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WeSeWriMo 2015 – Challenge Accepted herewith Episode/ Chapter 2 – LIFE AND LIMB


Hello again Readers I have accepted a writing challenge and am taking part in an event called WeSeWriMo 2015. Basically it is to set your own writing targets this month of August but also produce some serialised writing for an audience. … Continue reading

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WeSeWriMo 2015 – Challenge Accepted herewith Episode/ Chapter 1 Murder, Tragedy and Mayhem on the Railways 1830-1899


Hello again Readers I have accepted a writing challenge and am taking part in an event called WeSeWriMo 2015. Basically it is to set your own writing targets this month of August but also produce some serialised writing for an audience. … Continue reading

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A year in the Life of an Indie Writer


Hello again Readers Exactly one year ago today I uploaded my first book to the Kindle Book Store on Amazon. Launched on a wing  and a prayer, it was the realisation of a dream. I sent no drafts away  to … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year 1844…….real events from 170 years ago!


Hello readers. This is my final blog of 2014 and it has been a very interesting year for me. In late July I uploaded my first book to Amazon. It was a steep learning curve and you never can tell … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail for all Writers… Get your book on Page 1 of Google!


Hello again Readers I have just returned from a holiday in Miami and suitably refreshed I am now going to present my promised blog about how to get your book / novel / novella high in Google’s search rankings…. The … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author – Self Publish your book on Amazon Part 3 of 3


Hello again Readers Welcome back to my blog about publishing and selling your book / books on Amazon. This will be the third and final instalment. Ok so you have received an email from Amazon to say your book is … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author! Self-Publish your book on Amazon Part 2 of 3!


Hello Readers As promised here is the second of a three part blog about becoming an Indie Author by publishing your book on Amazon…. Before you start part 2! You will need to already have an account with Amazon, have … Continue reading

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