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Nightingale Woods - Kathryn Brown

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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How to write and publish a novel

Alice Castle has recently released her novel, Hot Chocolate, after being published in Germany two years ago. She has some great tips and advice for starting a novel and publishing it to Kindle. After going through three agents and being rejected by countless publishers before eventually finding a home for my novel, I think my first […]

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Make this your year to be published!

Professional blogger and eBook expert, Erica Douglas shares some valuable tips for turning your knowledge into a profitable eBook.  Got a successful blog but wondering what to do next?  Creating and selling your own eBook is the perfect next step. You’ve already honed your voice and built your audience so creating something to sell is […]

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Guest post: 5 tips to get your novel started

Getting started writing your novel can be daunting. So many BritMums bloggers tell us they’re working on a book, yet it can be hard to know how to begin and how to see it through. Joanna Briscoe is a novelist who teaches at the revered Faber Academy in Bloomsbury, London. This January – for the […]

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How to smash through writers’ block

As old as the written word itself, writers’ block – that fog of paralysing disquiet – has always troubled the great and the good. From Hemingway to Tolstoy to Woolf, they all came down with it at some point. That prolific producer of enormous books himself, Stephen King, once said that the “scariest moment is always […]

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Guest post: 18 tips for writing a novel + review Seven Days One Summer

Kate Morris joined BritMums just months after we launched in 2008. She told us she was working on her next novel and we were impressed at how she kept at it, while raising a young family and posting regularly on her blog Writing and Moaning.  She’s just released her newest novel Seven Days One Summer. I […]

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10 tips for writing your memoir

For many people blogging leads naturally to writing a memoir – it’s all about the Me (and we mean that in the best possible way). Sometimes putting your own life into a story is difficult. You have to showcase the drama and find the beginning, the middle, and the end even though your own life, […]

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How to publish your blog to Kindle

Have you ever wondered how to publish your blog to Kindle? Nickie from Typecast has recently listed hers and shares some tips. Amazon have recently allowed blogs to be self-published on their Kindle store.  This facility allows you to upload your blog for sale to all Kindle users.  Once you have completed this process your […]

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Is good writing enough?

I first thought about this in relation to blogging thanks to Jen. She had just been to BlogHer and seen Megan from Velveteen Mind on the panel:  Is being a good writer enough anymore? It should be, right? Taking someone on a ride with words can certainly get you in the door. It can start a conversation. An […]

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