My second novel, The Victoria Lie, is now LIVE on Amazon!
“The butterfly effect” is the idea that a butterfly flapping its wings could be the beginnings of a tornado: that life can be irrevocably affected by something completely disconnected from it.
When you start writing a novel, you think the writing itself is the process. Then you finish the first draft, and you realise that, no, it’s the editing that’s the process. But the process actually starts before any of this – at the idea development stage.
TIME reports that teens who are constantly on their phones may be at risk of ADHD. But their headline ignores the differences between causation and correlation.
I'm taking part in the Bookish World Cup with Rachel's Random Reads. My blog post is about the "Hand of God".
Could the hearing problem I've had all my life, which I've never had a satisfactory diagnosis for, be part of my ADHD?
I'm not the only person with mental health issues to be writing a blog about the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. But it isn't about being the only one: it's about adding my voice.
Yesterday, a comment I made on a Guardian article about ableism was marked as a "Guardian Pick". I shared this news... and someone made an ableist comment about it. Sigh.
When I read about fellow author Stephanie Butland’s article about why coping with life after cancer is harder than the treatment, I felt I’d found a kindred soul.
The Second Cup is an award finalist for the fourth time – this time in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.
This is not about whether one skill is "lesser" than the other, but simply about the fact they are "different".
After months of not typing a single word, I've written about 15,000 words in 10 days - and broken two nails in the process.
Today, over on the Pict Publishing blog, I've had two GDPR articles published. The first is an overview of what GDPR is and how it affects indie authors and the second is a "how to" article going through the steps of making sure your email newsletter list is ready for the data changes in March.... Continue Reading →
Today is a little bit different as I’m sharing my thoughts on Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, which is an autobiography, not a novel. I’m making the exception for Susannah Cahalan’s book because the writing is as poetic as any novel.
Having to offer your debut novel - your baby - for free is a mental barrier that every new author needs to overcome.
Want to leave your hybrid publisher? Find out what you need to do to move your Amazon reviews from the version of your book published by your hybrid publisher to the self-published version of your book.
Joy, the protagonist in The Trick Is To Keep Breathing, doesn't seem to connect with other people and we learn a lot about her from her interaction with inanimate objects.
A signed copy of The Second Cup is one of 10 different paperbacks up for grabs in the March Indie Book Giveaway.
In The Comforts of Madness, the protagonist Peter is in a fixed catatonic state - and it's something he explains that he chose.
In Spider, McGrath inflicts a persecutory delusion upon his protagonist – called Spider – who no longer trusts his parents.
Pict has been my brainchild for a few months , but only until recently did it really get off the ground running. With the addition of new members, this company has really began to take shape and are taking our first exciting steps.
We now have four very experienced team members and 3 authors within the name and we hope to grow as the year progresses.
📙 So who are we ?
We are a UK based publishing company, set up to help Indie authors on the path to success, headed up by successful Indie authors who want to give back to the writing community.
📙 What do we do?
Pict is made up of a team of very skilled and experienced women in the publishing world and aim to offer new female writers an opportunity to take nerve wracking steps to being self-published, but have the support and back up of…
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