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Amanda Jennings hangs out with BritMums writer's block

Tips on conquering writer’s block

Whether you’re writing the next War and Peace or your next blog post, writer’s block can strike. We gathered together a novelist, two prolific bloggers working on larger projects and and a blogger/time management expert to discover how to break through writer’s block on a G+ hangout. BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze speaks to Novelist Amanda […]

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Hangout: Memoir writing with Damian Barr

When Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me came out, it couldn’t have had more serendipitous timing. His story of the growing up amid hardships during the Thatcher years came out at the moment the Iron Lady died. Maggie O’Farrell called the book a “work of stealthy genius”; Diana Athill said, “It grips from beginning to […]

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The BritMums Literary Dragon’s Den: How to sign up

One of the most hotly anticipated parts of BritMums Live is the Literary Dragon’s Den. We’re delighted to feature the agents Luigi Bonomi Associates in the Den, where they will be listening to your book ideas and pitches and giving you one-to-one feedback. The folks at LBA are friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about hearing your […]

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You’ve written the book – what next?

So you have written a book, got a publisher and even finished all those fiddly bits like index and permissions. Well done. What happens next? Biographer Clare Mulley looks at what happens when it is time to let go of your book. Clare Mulley will be discussing ‘Feminism: Reclaim or Rebrand’ at BritMums Live! on […]

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From home cook to cookbook author – bridging the gap

Lucie Cash is passionate about food and her blog Fairytale Food is her stage where she shares all sorts of tempting delights with her readers, Lucie tells how she managed to turn her blog into a book for all budding authors there are lots of ideas and tips to help you on your way TV […]

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Hangout: Can I self-publish?

Publishing a blog is a lot like self-publishing a book — you’re driven by passion and excitement. Here, bloggers who have self-published (or want to) share their tips and advice and answer the most pressing questions. We hung out with Clare MacNaughton from A Modern Military Mother, Nadine Hill from Juggle Mum, Helen Neale from […]

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Audioguide: Using sound for storytelling

We love the idea of turning blog readers into blog listeners by using the sounds around us in a podcast. But how do you go about it? And more importantly how do you make it sound interesting? Tamsin Smith is a radio reporter with 15 years experience broadcasting for the BBC, from the Radio 4’s […]

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Hangout: Do I need a literary agent?

You hear a lot about agents in the book publishing process, but what exactly do they do and do you need one? We hung out with Amanda Preston, of LBA Literary Agency, who gave us the run-down on how agents help writers, when in your writing process you should approach one, and what publishers are […]

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OMG I just self-published a book!

Once upon time self-publishing was the social pariah of the writing world. The world of publishing would disapprove of the mere mortals who had the audacity to think they knew better than the great God of traditional publishing. But then the evil Sith Lord Amazon with his online Global marketplace, created a worldwide shop floor […]

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How to write a book by Kathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown is the author of two books, mum to 13 year old daughter Amy and runs a sheep and arable farm in Northumberland. Being a lover of writing since an early age, Kathryn has written many short stories and articles before focusing more on novels, reaching her ultimate ambition to have her debut novel […]

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5 tips for publishing your e-book

Jennifer Oko has won praise for her fiction writing — The New York Times Book Review called her first book Lying Together: My Russian Affair “riveting” and twice named it an Editor’s Choice. Her second book was a Hot Summer Read in USA Today and a Pick of the Month in Marie Claire magazine. She […]

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Write a novel & get published: Kerry Fisher tells how

  How many of us have the dream of writing a novel and getting it published? How many of us would like to get it done this year? Kerry Fisher had that dream and she did it, what’s more she’s written us a guest post telling us how she did it. Read her story and […]

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Using the power of self publishing

Michael Harling moved to Sussex from Upstate New York in 2002 to marry a woman he met hiking in Ireland six months earlier. He is the author of three humorous books about his introduction and transition into expat life. Finding Rachel Davenport is his first novel. Find out why he has such a great opinion […]

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5 quick questions for a children’s book author

BritMums is delighted to take part in the virtual book tour with Coleen Paratore, a children’s book author who has a new book called BIG, published by Little Pickle Press. BIG challenges young readers to find small ways to make a big difference. We asked Coleen our 5 most burning questions about writing for children. […]

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How to publish illustrated ebooks

Why the next few months will make a big difference if you want to publish an illustrated book The rise and rise of the eBook has made it much easier for most people who want to be authors to get their book out there for people to buy. Kindle Direct Publishing allows you to upload […]

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Creating eBooks and monetising your blog

Did you take part in the EBooks workshop, or the workshop about Making Money from Your Blog at BritMums Live? If you did, or even if you just want to learn more, we have a couple of great training courses available for you in partnership with our friends Antonia and Erica at ACEInspire. Sign up […]

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How to get paid for writing

Journalist Liz Jarvis who blogs at The Mum Blog  shares her top tips for getting published. If you’ve ever looked at my avatar and wondered why I have a slightly haunted expression in my eyes it’s probably because I’ve been writing, commissioning and editing professionally for 23 years. I know what it’s like to be […]

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How to publish your novel to Kindle

In the second part of Alice Castle’s guide to writing and publishing a novel, Alice explains the process of publishing to Kindle… Yesterday I gave you my top tips for writing a book. Once you’ve got that little chore out of the way, you’ll want the rest of the world to be able to see […]

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