PSA: The Lessons I’ve Learned Thus Far From My Adventures In Self-Publishing! – Part 1

Let me start by saying that – despite the ongoing Covid restrictions – I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I did, thank you very much for asking.  😊 I took a couple of weeks off work and spent the time productively. Since I got the final draft…

Just Checking In! YOUR Friends… YOUR Responsibility??

Back in April of this year (the suck-fest that is 2020), I wrote a blog-post called: Lockdown…how are YOU doing? The post went over well, got a lot of hits and a bunch of comments and feedback, both here on the site and privately, too. Well, it’s been over six months since I wrote that,…

Songbird News – 14th November 2020

I humbly apologise for neglecting you guys visiting my website for a few weeks… In my defence I’ve been CRAZY BUSY and I have amazing and wonderous news!  🙂 First up, the bif news about… BOOM! It. Is. Done. Officially. I’ve edited it to the best of my ability.My Wifey has read it twice and…

Songbird News – 25th October 2020

Been a few weeks, but I have LOADS to tell you all!  😀 Okay, so let’s do a quick run over what you may have missed lately… Well, first up there was a Blog Post on the influence of music on my writing process, with a few examples of tunes that link to chapters. If…

Be Honest… We DO Judge a Book By It’s Cover!

Lately, I’ve been reading some really interesting stuff in regards to the pros and cons of indie publishing versus traditional publishing.  It’s becoming increasingly obvious – to me at least – that indie publishing is the way forward. The advantages of such an approach seem to massively outweigh the disadvantages.  I’m not going to go…

If Music Be The Food Of Imagination… Write On!

There are many things that inspire me to write. I’ve spoken about some of them before in other blog posts. My reading history, television and films, and my influences growing up. The one I haven’t spoken about yet, though, is music. Writing the ‘Ballad of the Songbird’ has been very much inspired by the music…

Songbird News – 19th September 2020

So, these updates are becoming more tri-weekly at the moment, but that’s okay.  I don’t want to overwhelm you with news! I have some fun stuff to talk about on this update – things are moving forward apace! Genuinely exciting times. But, before I get into all that… A couple of new blog posts went…

Inclusivity? Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?

Those who are eagle-eyed may have noticed that I altered my Twitter profile this past week. I changed both my header and my little avatar picture. I felt it was something I should do in light of the issues going on in the #WritingCommunity with a series of revelations regarding male writers using a female…