Cross Genre Novels and the Problem of Choosing Categories: and Two Authors who Created a New Genre for Popular Fiction

A lot of promotional advice for authors emphasizes the importance of placing your books in the right category in order to maximise sales. These categories always strike me as being unnecessarily rigid, though I believe they follow conventional bibliographic categorising.  They would seem rigid to me, as I write cross genre stuff. Typical of me … Continue reading Cross Genre Novels and the Problem of Choosing Categories: and Two Authors who Created a New Genre for Popular Fiction

Indie Authors: Don’t Give Up On Your Original Voice When Sales Are Bad

https://www.amazon.com/Longbourn-Jo-Baker-ebook/dp/B00CQ1D3BYFive years ago, when I started writing online, I was lucky enough to meet some outstanding writers on Goodreads (I’ve met others since, on Authonomy before it packed up and elsewhere, but here I’m talking about that original base of writer friends). They were mostly women, varying in age. Some came from my native England, … Continue reading Indie Authors: Don’t Give Up On Your Original Voice When Sales Are Bad

‘Ravensdale’ by Lucinda Elliot – Just Awarded the B.R.A.G. medallion for Outstanding Self-Published Fiction

I’m celebrating on two accounts. One, I have won a second award. I’ve just heard I’ve won a B.R.A.G medallion for ‘Outstanding Self-Published Fiction’ for my historical romance spoof ‘Ravensdale’. That was a lovely Easter present. Here’s the B.R.A.G award website, for those writers wishing to enter their own work, but even more for those … Continue reading ‘Ravensdale’ by Lucinda Elliot – Just Awarded the B.R.A.G. medallion for Outstanding Self-Published Fiction

Mary Stewart, Romantic Suspense, and Her Quote on ‘The anti-brigade, the dirt brigade, the sicks and the beats’.

  "I don't want any one made troubled or unhappy by anything I've written; perhaps 'depressed' and 'hurt' are better words." She expressed her disgust with the "anti" trend of the 1950s, "all the 'anti' brigade, the dirt brigade, the sicks and the beats." This is a quote (or rant) from a writer who created … Continue reading Mary Stewart, Romantic Suspense, and Her Quote on ‘The anti-brigade, the dirt brigade, the sicks and the beats’.