Write Around the Murray (WAM) 2019 Program

Source: WAM 2019 Program I'll be one of the readers at this festival on the Saturday. Woot! ______________________________________________________________________________ Would you like to be notified about changes and developments in my writing world, new poetry collections and giveaways? Subscribe to my monthly Newsletter here.


The New Asylum approaches – cover choices!

I'm excited to mark a milestone in the progress toward publication of The New Asylum - a memoir of psychiatry, which will be the next collection of mine to be placed in book form, later in 2019. That milestone is the selection of a cover - image, layout, text styles and location, which I aim … Continue reading The New Asylum approaches – cover choices!

Re: Hélène Vaillant

I have been asked to pass on some sad news regarding our good blogging friend Hélène Vaillant. The message is self explanatory and comes from Hélène's sister Anne. If you are aware of places and people that should be made aware of this sad development, please do so. Greetings Frank, I am Anne G..., Hélène’s … Continue reading Re: Hélène Vaillant

12 Ways to Support an Indie Author

Ari has written a great article on how to help indie authors.

Most of my posts are aimed at writers and what they can do to help improve their writing and their marketing. 

However, today I want to talk about supporting other authors.  After all, we can’t expect people to support and encourage us if we don’t do the same.

Some of these may be obvious, but you’ll be surprised how many writers and author’s I’ve spoken to who don’t do any of these!


Buy Their Books

This is a pretty obvious one, a writer’s product is their book so giving them cash in order to own that product is always the best way to support an Indie author (or any author).

By purchasing the book, you are showing your support for their work.  While most authors won’t make a living from their writing, it means a lot to them that people are willing to spend hard-earned cash on something they created.

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