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Coffee Break Companion – The First 12 Reviews

6 month offerAs my fellow self-published authors will know those first few reviews mean so much to us and I thought it would be nice to share some of the lovely reviews I have received, as the six month anniversary of publication of Coffee Break Companion is next week.

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Guest Post – I am made up of seven people by Mel

(The Faces Inside Me, Mel Ryder, 2018)

This week I would like to welcome Mel Ryder to the blog, they’re here to share their story of creativity and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

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Posted in Music, writing

My Writing Playlist

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Do you like to listen to music when you write?

Most of the time I don’t have music on whilst writing, but if I do I like to listen to things that help with inspiration. I have quite an eclectic taste in music, I’m a huge fan of almost anything from the ’80’s but my tastes run wide, from Katy Perry to Slipknot and everything in between. I give each character I write their own soundtrack or album, whether or not that is revealed in the story I am writing.

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Different Types of Editing – how to choose what level you need as a writer

When I published Coffee Break Companion I acquired the services of an editor to help polish off my manuscript before I uploaded it to Createspace. Deciding who to use, and what services I required was a challenge, as I had no idea of the range of services available, where to look for an editor, or what help I needed to ensure my manuscript was publication ready. It’s a minefield for the uninitiated, but hopefully this post will help a little.

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