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June 29, 2013

Does 80% of your happiness come from 20% of your life?

The last few years of my life have been spent trying to keep pace with the fast track on the outside, while inside I just wanted to write.  I didn’t want to wait to ‘retire’ to write.Yet, I did not want to compromise on my lifestyle—I was used to thanks to […]
June 18, 2013

Are we writing too much to be reading?

I wish I could unplug! This was the thought foremost on my mind as I read a write up in The Guardian, by Sylvain Tesson, about his new book Consolations of the Forest – a largely philosophical account of his six-months living as a hermit in a cabin in Siberia. […]
June 13, 2013

Can an Indie Author SEO her way to the Bestseller lists?

“The digital revolution has blown open the distribution of books–now it’s all about visibility,” and with that remark–among others–David Gaughran, author of Amazon bestseller Let’s get Digital, sent the audience at The Literary Consultancy (TLC’s), Writing in a Digital Age 2013 conference into a tizzy. A sentiment echoed by Chris McVeigh– he runs FourFiftyOne a […]
June 4, 2013

Is Game of Thrones – The Red Wedding episode, the real thing?

How was it that just one single episode of Game of Thrones uniformly spawned the same reaction–shock and horror–the world over? Tweet after tweet, the same sentiment, not to mention YouTubeclips of viewers recoiling from the TV screen. (If you thought the days of watching TV as a family were over, think […]
May 25, 2013

Is Kindle Worlds a pure content marketing move?

Fan fiction by any other name still reads wonderfully fresh. Fanfic as it is called refers to stories produced by fans based on existing plot lines and characters, often taking pre-existing story worlds in new directions. The grey area has always been the rights-holders point of view — people using characters […]