Out of the Ashes by Lori Dillon: book review

Out of the Ashes by Lori Dillon is a wonderful combination of romance and history with a dash of the paranormal for good measure. It’s one of those books you can’t put down. It’s a simple yet clever story of love through time. Due to Marsha and Hershel, two bungling yet likeable angels who enjoy… Continue reading Out of the Ashes by Lori Dillon: book review

Book Review: View from the Edge by Michael Kasenow

View from the Edge by Michael Kasenow is the sort of novel that smacks you in the face. It’s an immensely powerful book, yet the hero is a gentle, damaged academic, who adores his son, and just wants one adult in his life to love and respect him. The recollections of the childhood abuse Josh… Continue reading Book Review: View from the Edge by Michael Kasenow

Christmas Book Bags for Blokes

My recent post about fiction book bags as Christmas presents proved very popular so here another one about creating non-fiction book bags for blokes. (Book bags for ladies coming tomorrow.) First up, how to sew a fabric bag for a book. There are very clear instructions here on the Design Dazzle website. I did some… Continue reading Christmas Book Bags for Blokes

Chapters Need Names

I think chapters should always have titles. It tends to be essential in non-fiction books, and in my opinion it’s as important in fiction.  And even more so with the advent of the Kindle. There is nothing more dull than having two full screens or so at the start of the book merely listing Chapter… Continue reading Chapters Need Names

Xinxii

I signed up with Xinxii today. OK , so what’s Xinxii? Xinxii is a digital self-publishing platform which launched in Germany in 2008, and began operating in English last year. It allows you to sell your documents in up to 15 different formats. Xinxii evolved from CEO Dr Andrea Shober’s publishing company, which focussed on… Continue reading Xinxii

28 Days to Write a Book – Really?

After dithering for a week or so over whether to invest in a much-trumpeted ‘write a book in 28 days’ course, I finally gave in and decided to give it a shot. My CD for the Nick Daws course came yesterday so I installed it at once and had a look. First glance, I wasn’t… Continue reading 28 Days to Write a Book – Really?