Judging, Interviewing and Writing When I Can!

Judging, Interviewing and Writing When I Can!

More from Michael 😉


Another busy week flies past!

First, I had to plan a new story. Not easy, this, because it is based on a period I know very little about, but after Monday and Tuesday sitting with my head immersed in books, the period came to life for me. I fancy I’ll have the main plot finished today.

Today? A week later?

You bet. Last week I was working flat out, but I also had to conduct the latest BBC interview with Ruth Downie (the latest broadcast interview is with Rebecca Tope. You can find it here at about 1 hour 39 minutes in), and help the publisher Impress with their latest prize. That was great fun, but also very time-consuming. It’s difficult when you are presented with a shortlist of twelve books that can be entirely different. For example, I had two or three historicals, two non-fiction, and a wide variety…

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Are You Reading The Wrong Books?


Reading the attached article, it sounds like someone is trying to re-invent the wheel yet again. See what you think…



Take advantage 🙂

Jo Robinson

I’m going to try out a new idea, and hopefully some of you scribblers will be willing to come on board. The Absolute Indie is not only for self-publishing newbies, but also for Indies who have limited or zero budgets. Proofreading, cover design, formatting for Kindle or CreateSpace or any of the other bits that go into the publishing of a book can be expensive, and although all of these things are covered in the book, not everyone is keen to try. This is where swopsies can come into play. I’ve made a dedicated page for this here, and if any of you would like to participate or have any suggestions for the format that will be fabulous.
I suggest that you say what services you would be interested in swopping, and what services you would swop them for. I reckon you can never have too many proofreaders, so I’ll…

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