Perhaps a useful aim of writers is to lead the reader to put the book or article down, and disappear in a flight of imagination. After all, surely one measure of success is that what you’ve written led someone to think of something, or to make connections, that had not occurred to them before?Read More
Recently, I’ve been writing about my experiences of listening to documents on the Kindle Fire. The headphones I’ve been using for this purpose is the Lindy BNX-60 pair. Here’s what I think of them.Read More
Read about a great proofreading tool.Read More
If you’re in London, you might be interested in this exhibition on the history of writing, at the British Library. Here are my views on it.Read More
What’s a book about epilepsy doing on a writing-related website? Read on and find out.Read More
The forthcoming edition of Terry Freedman’s Books Bulletin may be short, but it packs a lot in: a bookshop review, book review plus three must-attend events.Read More
This is an interesting book whose title under-promises and over-delivers.Read More
I recently purchased a KIndle Fire so I could write while travelling and in cafes. So what I do I think of it?Read More
Booklinker is a brilliant url shortener for your Amazon books and Amazon author page.Read More
Read about a great proofreading tool, and maybe win a year's subscription!Read More
How can a self-published author get noticed these days? Kristine Kathryn Rusch has some surprising answers.Read More
Well, anyway, when I finally got round to actually putting FocusWriter through its paces, I could see it was designed for people just like me
If you're looking for a handy, no frills book of suggestions for blogging, this book should meet your requirements. Having been designed as an email course, 30 Day Blogging Challenge consists mainly of 30 very short articles on different aspects of blogging. Being able to buy the whole lot in the form of a book is excellent for those of us for whom deferred gratification is an alien concept.
Before looking at the book in detail, it’s worth pointing out what the book is, and is not. It is, as the title implies, concerned with blogging in order to promote your business. It is not about blogging as a business in itself. It’s an important distinction, not least because once we take money out of the equation then “business” can be used as shorthand for any type of enterprise, including a charity, a cause, or a school.