What makes a good book, good?

Is it the prose? The grammar? The originality? Not really unless your into those things. After having a moment of insecurity and wondering if my stories have what it takes to be latched onto by the readers, I googled the question: ‘What makes a good book?’ Turns out, it’s all about the feels, man! The […]

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How to tell if your writing is shit.

Not sure about your writing? Have you over analyzed it so much you can’t possibly give a critical review of your own words? Well then here is a checklist of what makes your writing bad.

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Reading other’s bad reviews helps me

Sometimes I like to read bad book reviews so I know what people hate about a particular story. Is it the characterisation, verisimilitude, basic sentence structure? Then I imagine that my books are getting these reviews and it prompts me to work harder so I don’t end up creating such a mess. I would be […]

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Take the YOU out of your writing

Writing is personal, fun, private. Writing is professional, demanding, public. Above all writing is something that comes from inside us. Sometimes it’s shit, sometime’s is spot on, and most times it’s nothing overly special. I’ve written shit, shit that hopefully will never see an audience. And in the future I’ll produce some tip-top stuff, but […]

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Does self publishing failure exist?

Just spent some time cruising through posts on the freshly pressed section of word press and decided to look under the search term ‘self publish failure’. But nothing came up! Does that mean no one can fail when it comes to self publishing? Or is that people’s ideas of failure is not that simple? When […]

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It’s not self-published vs traditional published anymore, it’s professional vs unprofessional.

I came across an article called ‘How To Self-Publish A Bestseller: Publishing 3.0‘ by James Altucher. It talked about his recent success with his latest book ‘Choose Yourself‘, but that is not what I was mainly interested in. What I was interested in was that he mentioned today’s publishing isn’t divided between self-published and traditionally […]

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