Editing my Third Novel: #3 – Characterisation

People. Characters. This is covered in chapter two of  Helen Corner-Bryant's   On Editing: How to Edit Your Novel the Professional Way.  I have way to many characters in my novel-in-progress and it's time to see what it happening. So according to the course, the second topic covered will be below which ties in nicely with chapter … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #3 – Characterisation

Editing my Third Novel: #2 – Plot and Plan

So carrying on from my blog post last blog post, I decided I needed a plan. Yes, a plan. It's so easy to escape down the rabbit hole with Alice and go to Wonderland and get distracted. So I decided as a plan for editing, I's use the course outline of Helen Corner-Bryant's Edit Your … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #2 – Plot and Plan

Editing my Third Novel: #1 – Doing the Scene Summary

I've decided write a series of blog posts as I edit my novel. Goodness knows how many drafts it will take me. So let's roll. I have been eyeing up a course for over a year at the Professional Writing Academy and if I have the cash available I'd take the jump but it costs … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #1 – Doing the Scene Summary

Destination Publishing: The pain of self-publishing & disillusions and writing book three…

  The pain of self-publishing disillusions Self-publishing is hard especially when you write a book with little sales or reviews. All around people are getting reviews as soon as they publish, or having wonderful sales. I know it's about sales and promotions and networks etc. I'm getting a grip on the self-publishing world but still … Continue reading Destination Publishing: The pain of self-publishing & disillusions and writing book three…

Self-publishing takeaways & lessons from book release two.

Hello all, This book believe it or not was harder than the first. I learnt a lot of lessons, and there was a lot more tears of frustration probably because I thought things should have been simpler than the first time. But no Shop around for editorial support especially if you are paying for it … Continue reading Self-publishing takeaways & lessons from book release two.

New Release: Business Only by Wuraola

Hello! It's finally done, and live on Amazon. I must add each publishing experience is different. Doing the second book was more challenging than the first for different reasons, however it is now live. You can grab a copy on Amazon or Amazon Kindle Unlimited. Amazon-US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K5WM86R Amazon-UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K5WM86R This is more my writerly blog … Continue reading New Release: Business Only by Wuraola

Cover reveal: Business Only by Wuraola

Akemi Nichols is determined to achieve her dream of owning her business, but her present circumstances make her a risky prospect for bank loans. One business option is for Akemi to contact her ex boyfriend, the wealthy Reid Thomas, for an investment. But she is reluctant as she dumped Reid eight years ago over a … Continue reading Cover reveal: Business Only by Wuraola

Destination Publication Next. What my plan is…

So my  manuscript is ready for publication. And  of course I need a marketing plan...A marketing plan you ask? Yes. Publication Roll Out Plan These are my tasks for next few weeks. It's hard to put a turnaround time, as it depends on other commitments.  Do final manuscript preparation. Prepare for typesetting Decide on title - it's still … Continue reading Destination Publication Next. What my plan is…

Self-Publishing: I took the plunge!

I finally took the plunge and self-published a novella. It wasn't the novel I wanted publish but after reading up a lot of self-publishing advice, and getting super nervous I decided to follow the advice of David Kadavy, a creative entrepreneur and author. He basically said to learn self-publishing first because publishing major work. So … Continue reading Self-Publishing: I took the plunge!