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7 Lessons in Book Promotion (for Slackers)

1/ Someone once said “Writing is Showbusiness for the Shy”. Event/talk/gig tours to promote one’s paperbacks is quite a nice thing to do if you

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The Brief Crowdfunding Pitch De-Brief

So you have pitched and now you are wondering how the hell did I do? 1. On the pitching letter. Make it pithy and make each

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Editing, schmediting and COVER DESIGN!

I have been working on the cover design with the graphic designer who has designed bestsellers like The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall

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EXCLUSIVE: Heart of Glass structural edit AND Cry of the Flying Rhino publication date

Doctor: So what seems to be the problem? Dude, I am not allowed to complain because I was and am a writer therefore I am already

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SNEAK PREVIEW: Cry of the Flying Rhino book cover draft designs

Because I am a control freak, I decided to have a stab at cover design myself. The first one, the black and red one is

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REVIEW: Secret retro gig on Saturday 10 June 2017 for Writers!

… celebrating for the first time with Unbound authors. It has been 12 or 13 years since I did my MA and listened to ‘readings’ from

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EXCLUSIVE: L@@k inside Heart of Glass cutting room!

“Do not enter when light is on!” Structural edit:  that means blasting, incision, internal tissue re-organisation and cosmetic surgery. But of course, I am not

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Seafood Wat Tan Hor at Chop Chop in Shepherds Bush

This is probably the worst meal I have ever had. I think my shoe is tastier. It cost 5.80 the princely sum for the worst

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Nasi lemak at Dapur while awaiting new passport

There has got to be a thrill to be subjected to a six hour wait to get one’s new passport in this day and age.

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100% in 100 days: Crowdfunding my book “Heart of Glass”

Crowdfunding. Is. Over. The three big little words. 100% in 100 days. And the last 3%? Was the longest, shortest journey in the world (I