Hello everyone This is to let you know business will go on as normal except to any personal meetings. All meeting and work will now be via FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. New Zealand is going into Lockdown on Wednesday at midnight. All but essential businesses will be self-isolating for at least four weeks, maybe longer. … Continue reading Covid 19
What a question! Last year my client Chloe King looked into writing on Wattpad. Finding that Erotic Stories were acceptable she went ahead with her plan. Except it isn't as clear cut as that at all. Not even by a small bit. One story was reported and pulled down. No email to the author, no … Continue reading To Wattpad or Not to Wattpad
KIWI SLANG – HOW WE TALK IN NEW ZEALAND SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 When I meet foreigners abroad I often get asked about the languages of New Zealand. Aside from the painfully cringeworthy “what language do you speak in New Zealand?” and compliments on how well I speak English (!), people often want to know if … Continue reading Authors with Kiwi Characters…
As many of you know I was in England for 18 months. You may also know it was not a nice time except in small amounts. I struggled a lot, my mental health hit rock bottom several times and it wasn't nice. One day I will write the story of my time in England. One … Continue reading Missing in Action – Mental Health
Not many. Especially readers. Well, guess what it's only been around for approx 120 - 150 years at most. Writers used to go out an find a printer who would print copies of their manuscripts, pay them and then the writer would sell their books to the public. Oh, wait! Isn't this what we do … Continue reading Who Knows the History of Traditional Publishing??
HOME AGAIN Plaisted Publishing House has been quiet for far too long! Nearly 18 months of nothing. Now is the time to explain and hopefully you will understand and to some...forgive me for being missing in action. It all started in September 2017. My girls and I were going to the UK, them to visit … Continue reading From Nightmare to Peace – I’m Back
I know this one is personal this time and not something I would usually put on a business blog. Why did I...Generally because there are many families out there who go through the things we have in the last 12 months. It hasn't been good or nice. It is upsetting, stressful and though we have … Continue reading Smacked in the Face…Again
Are you up for a challenge. Well for once I am and I received this invitation from Patty Fletcher my very good friend and one I enjoy calling a sister. Here is my piece for the challenge: 3.2.1 Me Challenge invite I received from blogger, author and marketeer Patty Fletcher who blogs at: https://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com … Continue reading 3 – 2 – 1 Me Challenge
Thank you to Julie Blake for the idea for this blog with her comment on Facebook where it was suggested her books in American English, grammar etc. English and Grammar can be a nightmare for many authors today, especially in the Independent Author world. Even the words in the above image can be added to:- … Continue reading World Editors…The English Language and Grammar of the World Today!
The Journey of your Muse Interfering buggers, they are at times. I have mine stepping into each other’s stories, trying to take control turning a book from a romance into a mystery romance. They really don't play ball most of the time. If this isn't enough the characters come crowding into my office and attack … Continue reading The Journey of your Muse