Archives for 2014

Interview! Meet Troy Lambert

Real recommendations from industry insiders – stuff writers *really* need. Hi there – please introduce yourself and tell me a bit about what you do? Troy Lambert – Thanks for having me. I’m an author, but I am also an editor, and a researcher and analyst. I do consulting for small museums and non-profits as […]

Four things indie writers need to stop doing right now

The Indie Author Community is a great place to be right now.  There’s never been a better time to be a writer, in my opinion, and there are some really smart and engaged people out there. Unfortunately, there’s also a dark side.  And there are four things from the ‘dark side’ that I’m here to […]

New feature – Saturday Stuff to try – Tsu

Editor’s note – if you’ve got a ‘stuff to try’ article, we’d love to see it.  Just hit the contact page.  This blog is already distributed to several groups on Facebook for writers, and as I co-founded and look after the blog, the biggest indie writer’s discussion group on Facebook’s blog,   It was […]

How to send your new subscribers information – Mailchimp

Mailchimp is an incredibly powerful tool – whether you’re using it as the free version, or the paid version, you can do a couple of really neat things with it. One of the most powerful is welcoming new subscribers.  Paid Mailchimp subscribers can set up auto responders to send out an email to subscribers as […]

Five tips to increase your reach on Facebook

Facebook recently announced an update to the Facebook algorithm, which triggered lots of complaints in various places. One of the most interesting articles (and one of the pieces with the most discussion on this in various places ) was “New Facebook Rules will Sting Entrepreneurs“. What was interesting though was that not everyone actually saw […]

Introducing everything you need to be a better writer

Introducing the brand new advice, interview and fun site, Stuffwritersneed,

New world order

So, one of the things I discovered over November that actually, one of the best things ever in my life, beyond my other half and kids of course, is writing.  I’ve missed it so much lately, so I made an objective and obviously quite biassed attempt to quantify how it makes me feel.  In short, very good. The problem is, I still haven’t really gotten to a place where I can choose to do it full time.  And even if I did, I don’t think I’d be happy – I do love writing, but I’ve got a very low opinion…

#Nanowrimo updates, #Stuffwritersneed, #Facebook and more

So, for those of you wondering where I vanished to on Facebook, I’ve been locked out temporarily.  I’ve submitted my driver’s licence, I hope they let me back on soon.  But there’s very little that I can do other than follow guidelines.  I’m not worried though – what’s got me more upset is that my pre-order for Memento Mori has been cancelled.  I’m working through that too with Amazon.  Not been a good day for me and tech at all. But in better news… In better news this week, I passed 125k on my Nanowrimo novels.  Ar Y Traeth isn’t going up…

Happy birthday to me – A year that probably was good, on balance

Today, I am 21.  Again.  As, apparently, I look no older anyway. It’s been a tough year here for us again in some ways, though also, some real bright spots. Where to start Just after my birthday, I fell in work hard enough to give myself a severe concussion.  That was a really cool temp job, but I never got to go back.  Six weeks of headaches, and not a mark on my face, though my eye was bloodshot for weeks. So, I started looking for a new job and freelancing.  As a Finishing Fairy, I helped launch, promote and…

Steve Peek’s Longclaws and Alien Agenda tour…

 Welcome to the Longclaws and Alien Agenda tour, by Ste […]