Daley James Francis

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“There’s this gnawing sense as you type your script: “Maybe I’m just doing this. Maybe this is just for Mum. Maybe she’ll read this and no one else will…”” – Screenwriter/Director Shane Black It doesn’t matter if you’re a screenwriter, a novelist, a blogger or a journalist. If you’re a writer, there will have been a time when you’ve sat at your desk with your head in your hands and wanted the… Read More

BookBaby

When I first made the decision to self-publish novels, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know how to format novels for eBook or for print, and I didn’t have a clue how to get my book uploaded to Amazon, let alone any of the other online marketplaces available for authors. Even when I started looking into the process of getting the book uploaded to the likes of… Read More

"Book sales are up, June!"
"Awesome! Bread and vodka for dinner tonight!"

The storytelling world is tough, and the mainstream media almost only ever highlights two opposite ends of the scale: 1) How most people fail, and 2) The examples of those who have made it huge, who are – of course – few and far between and a million-to-one shot. In the self-publishing world, you’re either one of the authors who can barely afford to eat, or the 50 Shades/Hugh Howey breakthrough that… Read More

collaborate-and-listen

There’s a lot of talk about indie authors being lone wolves, roaming free in the publishing world and doing everything themselves. It’s true that indie authors are their own publisher, but if you try to commit to doing every aspect of the writing, editing, production and promotion process yourself, you are highly unlikely to succeed. As with almost every other creative endeavour, authors need collaborators. Whether it’s a friend who can read… Read More

Every writer gets to a point in their writing process when they need a second set of eyes on the piece. Whether you’re a novelist, a screenwriter or a short story writer, it’s always a good idea to get an outsiders perspective on things. You never know, it might just be the making of it. There are a number of writers out there who don’t take kindly to feedback – constructive or… Read More

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