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ALISON BLAKE - Indie Author

Posted by [email protected] on April 18, 2013 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Having read some of Alison's works and enjoyed her style, I was pleased when I found an interview she gave. It is always interesting to have a behind the scenes look at the writer and the motivation that got them going. In Alison's case, it really was behind the scenes as she began as an actress and then graduated into a playwright.

You have only to read below to see how she arrived at writing as a living. All very interesting...

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Regency Espionage

Posted by [email protected] on May 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Imagine a quick trip from London to Paris. Today, two and a half hours will get you there. Just give a ring or send a text to let everyone know you arrived all right.

Now step back two hundred years to Regency times in Britain. Flying was still a drawing by da Vinci, trains were engines in their embryonic stages and the morse code wouldn’t exist until six years after George IV (Regent for his father George III) ...

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Independent Authors co-operate!

Posted by [email protected] on May 15, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Free-Press-Release.com) May 15, 2012 -- Who has not heard the expression ‘United we stand, divided we fall’? It has its roots in history as far back as Aesop’s fables and as far forward as musical albums or political speeches today. It is a concept that has withstood the proof of time.

Alexandre Dumas, père, was no stranger to the notion, either, as his most famous characters* were known for their cry ‘One for all and all for o...

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Pluming a Pig!

Posted by [email protected] on February 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Getting a review for a book is like pluming a pig! The poor animal would have to be tarred and feathered before anyone would put plume to paper!


What a waste it is to have so many delightful books available free of charge or at a very reasonable cost, when people aren’t aware of their existence! Publishers have never been known for their generous promotion of authors....

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FUR, a thing of the past?

Posted by [email protected] on February 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Today there is no point in wearing real fur because there are so many lovely synthetic substitutes. The simple arguments for buying synthetic?

1. You are not depriving an animal of its skin. Be honest. Would you wear a scalp? NO. Why wear a cadaver then?

2. Synthetics are affordable for the average person.

3. They provide warmth equal to any fur on the market.

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French TV, mink farming & corridas!

Posted by [email protected] on February 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It has once again upset me that a popular French television (France 2) channel has allowed someone to approve of mink farming. Her words were more or less ‘that’s what minks are for, aren’t they?’ Later in the programme she stated, (which came as no surprise after her view on minks) that she enjoyed the corrida!

I am ashamed to say that the French Minister for Culture and Communication in France, Frédéric Mitterrand,  has proposed Corri...

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The Hermetic World of a Writer

Posted by [email protected] on January 12, 2012 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I suppose it was my daughter’s patient face that finally let the penny drop. You have to be an author yourself to understand how involved and enthusiastic one can become with a story that’s in progress – or even finished!

For readers, it is only entertainment or an excuse to reflect on ideas put forth with no real substance. Written works aren’t tangible, mere ideas or images, but try telling that to the author who has been living and breathing with his people, c...

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So, what about 2011 ?

Posted by [email protected] on January 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Don't check out yet! I am not going to bore you with the books I published in 2011. For them you have only to browse this website. However, in passing I would like to say that my life as a published writer began in October 2011, thanks to Smashwords! Its existence has had a life-changing effect on me as an 'Indie' writer (Independent writer/publisher) that I could never have imagined. Smashwords

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Pirate selling my FREE books!

Posted by [email protected] on December 11, 2011 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It is a sad day when I stumble across two of my stories ‘for sale’ without my permission. The two works (out of nine) are those I give away free and yet someone is selling them and offering me 10% if I host them!!
It would be funny if it weren’t infuriating.

I'm not even famous...

signed, Frustrated

How detailed should it get?

Posted by [email protected] on December 7, 2011 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

My mother is in her ninetieth year. She skips all the details wanting to get to the dialogue and the action. Perhaps she doesn't want to waste time or perhaps she is in fact, one of a majority?

So do writers need to do that extra research to try and add authenticity to their fiction or do they leave it all to their readers' imaginations?

On the other hand, there are also those who want more explicit details when it comes to the love scenes. How do we know if they are in the m...

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