Category Archives: Readers

Reviews I’ve Given


My Review Star System I always start with five stars. Then depending on certain criteria I add points or deduct them. A) Minus 0.5 star, if the book has less than ten missing words, misplaced punctuation, spelling errors, or extra words. … Continue reading

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Do You Have Impossibilities in Your Writing?


The poem below reminds me of some goofs I’ve read while perusing early writings of budding authors. The ones I’ve come across may not contrast as vividly as the lines in the poem below, but they do make the reader pause … Continue reading

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Somewhere for Book Reviewers


Somewhere for Book Reviewers  Tell us how many total book reviews you’ve written, how many in 2015, your tips, your grievances, and your reasons for reviewing. In fact, tell us about anything. We’re interested in you! What’s important to you … Continue reading

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Please Help! Which Cover Would You Choose?


Some of you, in the replies to my previous post, suggested the images I gave you were all too busy, too colourful, and not plain enough. I’ve taken these lessons  to heart, and I’ve created some plainer book covers for my co-authored crime/suspense … Continue reading

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The Truth About Grammar


Learning from Experience The Truth About Grammar Knowing about grammar is just like knowing about healthy and unhealthy food. Just when you think you’ve learned it, the rules change.

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What Makes a Good Ebook?


What Makes a Good Ebook? Ask anyone that question, and they’ll probably give you an answer based on plot, characters, flow, grammar, or presentation. Each reader will expect to read, in their view, a perfect ebook, and this is where the … Continue reading

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Clarification Needed Regarding the Listing Comma


The Listing Comma, Please Help   As some of you already know, I’m seeking out the official British English grammar guidelines on the internet and posting them as lessons. The emphasis is on British English grammar here as taught in … Continue reading

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Lets Lirn Inglish, 2


Let’s Learn English Together, Lesson Two Last week I looked at capitalization of titles. This week I’m going to learn about capitalization in the body of writing.     The British Council on its Learning English Central website says, “the rules … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Better Every Day


  It’s Getting Better Every Day Long ago, when I wrote my début novel, I found my primary aim was getting the story down in a readable form. Next, I went through the obligatory process of reading and editing it several … Continue reading

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Free Psychological Thriller


Free to download for 3 days only, starting today 14th June to 17th June Currently 4 Reviews and 4**** Julie Simpson always had a vague suspicion that the dear couple who’d raised her, were not her real parents. To her horror, she … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life


Vincent ran, faster than he’d ever managed before; scared, yet also elated he’d managed to out-manoeuvre his wife’s murderous attack on him. Darkness engulfed him as he continued his flight down the endlessly long, dark tunnel. Too nervous to slow … Continue reading

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Free Kindle E-Book Promotion


My debut psychological thriller will be available to download free on 12th and 13th April. If you like mystery, suspense, crime, family drama, intrigue and secrets, all sprinkled with a little romance, this might just be the book for you. … Continue reading

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Psychological Thriller Free For Two Days Only


Do you enjoy Mystery, Suspense, crime, family drama, intrigue and secrets, all sprinkled with a touch of Romance? If you do, you may like my Kindle book ‘TISSUE OF LIES’. It’s on FREE PROMOTION for two days only, 12th and … Continue reading

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Do I Look Like a Mug?


I just checked my Garden Centre Bill from last week’s shopping trip and was amazed to see I’ve been over-charged again. This time one particular plant costing £22 was entered twice on my bill. Not only that, but some tulip bulbs … Continue reading

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Unfair to Authors


Unfair to Authors.

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Funny Memories


Funny Memories.

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How vigilant are you?


How vigilant are you?.

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“TISSUE OF LIES” Free e-Book


Only 4 days left and then you can download “Tissue of Lies” free from http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00C44Z08W My debut book, a psychological thriller is up for grabs for three days only, from 2nd August to 4th August. Enjoy!

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Free Book


“TISSUE OF LIES” my psychological family thriller e-book will be free for three days only on 2nd August to 4th August 2013. It’s available worldwide on Amazon and according to independent reviews, is an original storyline, has many twists and … Continue reading

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Summer At Last


I apologise for neglecting my blog recently but England’s long-awaited sunshine has tempted me away from my computer. Like most people I’ve been kept indoors for most of this year by our miserable weather; more recently I’ve been out and … Continue reading

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