Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lazy morning, busy afternoon

Having a great time in Paris! Not as cold as expected (there are still leaves on the trees!), though grey, except for one sunny day. On the first evening, we went to dinner with my publisher, Sophie Giraud. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Ian Irvine Reveals 41 Ways to Keep Readers Turning the Page!

 41 WAYS TO CREATE AND HEIGHTEN SUSPENSE IN FICTION PART ONE – CHARACTERS AND THEIR PROBLEMS According to top New York literary agent Noah Lukeman (The Plot Thickens), if a writer can maintain suspense throughout the story, many readers will … Continue reading

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Ian Irvine: Marketing for Authors Part Two

Continuing with Ian’s fantastic article on Marketing for Authors. Your email newsletter –  emailing newsletters to fans who have signed up may be the best way to market to people who love your books. Provide incentives for people to sign … Continue reading

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Ian Irvine: Marketing for Authors, Part One

Today we have the indefagitable Ian Irvine, who is sharing is hard-won wisdom with us. Take it away, Ian … Internet Marketing Basics for Authors A.         Introduction Building a strong presence on the net is a long-term proposition. Unless you’re … Continue reading

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