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Posts made in September, 2011

Rules of Writing Part 1: How to Write Prolifically

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Blog | 3 comments

So far in my brand spanking new blog I’ve made several posts about my new novel and one observation. None of that is too constructive so I figure it’s about time for something useful.

So to start is my new series on the Rules of Writing. Over the years I’ve built up some ideas and tips and experience which I want to add to what’s already out there. I know there are plenty of guides on becoming a better writer, but each guide has something different to offer or a different slant on a concept, so hopefully you’ll find a few useful things in my series you can implement in your own writing.

So, without further preamble, onto Simon Stone’s Rules of Writing: How to Write Prolifically.

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The Shadowed Path now available on Amazon

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Just a quick post today as an update. My first novel, The Shadowed Path, is now available to buy on Amazon (.com, .co.uk and .de) for anyone interested in the kindle version.

Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OZIHJW

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005OZIHJW

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B005OZIHJW

 

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Rules of Writing Part 1: How to Write Prolifically

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When is my novel ready?

»Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Blog | 1 comment

(This post actually started as a reply to another post here: http://darkewhispers.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-good-review-of-bad-book-can-hurt.html  but became so long I figured it’s better off in its own little corner of the cybersphere.)

What makes someone a writer? In my opinion not all that much. Cobble a few words together, have the desire, do it because you love it, and hey presto, a writer is born.

But does that mean you should then give your story a quick once-over, checking for any obvious issues, give it a rudimentary cover, and send it out into the world? From what I’ve seen so far (to my dismay but not surprise), there’s a lot…

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My first novel is available to buy!!

»Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

So while I trundle through the morass that is the kindle direct publishing experience, the incredibly user-friendly Smashwords has my book, The Shadowed Path, ready for purchase. You can find it here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/90405

And you can read a sample for free to see whether you’d enjoy the rest of it or not. I plan on putting a sample up on my website soon too, but for now you can just get it from Smashwords.

And, if you want to buy it DONT!!! At least not until you’ve used this coupon number to get 20% off the list price!!

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In the works…

»Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Blog | 4 comments

So last night (high on that sweet nectar that is coffee) I finished submitting The Shadowed Path to amazon kindle and the Smashwords collective. They’re both now in review and should be up soon. Smashwords will take a week or so before it passes the novel on to the iBookstore, Barnes & Noble etc and in the meantime I’ll be submitting my book to as many reviewers as will have me (in between work, finishing my degree, family, jogging along merrily with the London rat-race… its a busy life).

That said, having jumped through the kindle, smashwords hoops, if anyone needs any help or advice on the subject do get in touch, especially if you’re a UK/Eurozone writer and have questions about getting an ITIN for tax.

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