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Poem-mas Day 10: Eulogy For Bronwyn

Poem-mas Day 10: Eulogy For Bronwyn

It’s the last day of Poem-mas, and I’m writing this post a little hurriedly — I didn’t quite allow for how busy I’d be on Christmas Eve, what with the last-minute present buying, family arriving, and general disorganisation. Also naps. So it might be a bit shorter than the others, but I guess that’s probably not a bad thing. This poem doesn’t come from any of my published collections. I wrote it in August this year and while its subject…

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Souls For Sale! Discount Prices!

Souls For Sale! Discount Prices!

So, I’ve never celebrated Hallowe’en, or indeed Samhain, or anything else associated with this time of year. But I’m aware of all the stories, all the symbolism, all the beliefs, and I’m pretty sure if you’re trying to get caught up with fairies, it’s a good time to be dancing around stone circles or something. It’s a time where the veils between worlds are at their thinnest, right? And I don’t know if you remember, but that’s a theme I…

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Paperback, Paperback, Does Whatever A Paperback Does…

Paperback, Paperback, Does Whatever A Paperback Does…

Edited to add: Apparently it’s National Poetry Day. So I’m gonna pretend I timed this deliberately, and I’m also going to waggle my eyebrows at you until you think, “Hey, well, as it’s National Poetry Day wouldn’t it be good if I celebrated it by buying this book, either in paperback or as an ebook?” and then everyone will be happy. BECAUSE THAT’S MARKETING. Pretending coincidences were deliberate and all that. Right. Back to the topic on hand. I’m sure…

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Release The Krake– er, Poetry Collection

Release The Krake– er, Poetry Collection

It’s October! This means many things. It means Tumblr’s baffling obsession with Hallowe’en will intensify (as someone who never celebrated it as a kid, the appearance of pumpkins ALL OVER my dash is confusing every year). It means that it’s time to start preparing for NaNoWriMo, if you’re participating. It means I go to uni in four days, and isn’t that a terrifying thought? And it means that it’s release day for Broken Body Fragile Heart, so that’s what I’m…

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What I’ve Learned From Publishing On Nook

What I’ve Learned From Publishing On Nook

I’ve been uploading my poetry collections to Nook (and also to Kobo, but that’s not what this post is about), and I have to say it hasn’t been an entirely smooth process. While Amazon allows you to upload a Word file and then basically does the formatting for you — with surprising accuracy — it’s definitely advisable to format an ePub file before trying to publish it. I’ve never really formatted e-books before, so this was a steep learning curve….

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The World Of Poetry Is Changing

The World Of Poetry Is Changing

I rarely talk about poetry on this blog, and given that I’m trying to persuade you to take me seriously as a poet (at least as seriously as you ever take me), I thought I should remedy that. Fortunately, I have plenty of ideas, following on from a discussion I had with a friend yesterday about poetry and the publishing industry. After I’d said that one of my primary reasons for self-publishing my poetry collections was that it’s almost impossible…

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E-books And Print Books: The Apocalyptic Showdown

E-books And Print Books: The Apocalyptic Showdown

Okay, guys. We’ve all heard the arguments a hundred times. We know what the advantages of e-books over print books are, and vice versa; we’ve had different e-readers reviewed and their various weakness and strengths stuffed in our faces until we no longer have any idea what to think and are glad we bought ours before we knew what we were doing; and we’ve generally come down either in favour, against, or perched evenly in between. So we don’t need…

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Why I Am A Proper Author…

Why I Am A Proper Author…

… and how I forgot to tell you until almost a week later. Seriously. Aside from a flippant note at the bottom of my TCWT post, I was so wrapped up dealing with the blog drama that went down last week that it completely slipped my mind to tell you that St Mallory’s Forever! has been released. I know. Debut author. Should be fairly mental about it, shouldn’t I? Well, I had other things on my mind come Thursday, and it’s…

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Review: Anathema

Review: Anathema

This post will probably be shorter than usual as I’m writing the entire thing on my new Kindle. Rather insane, I must admit, but it links in well with the topic of the post. Also, I can’t be bothered to clear enough of my floor to be able to get to my computer…laziness, I know! Today, I am going to review an e-book that I just finished reading. It’s not the first e-book I’ve finished but it’s the first indie…

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We Need To Talk About Kindles

We Need To Talk About Kindles

I ordered a Kindle today. Correction – my mother ordered me a Kindle today. I fully intend to pay her back and am not living off my parents’ money … or at least, I’m trying not to. It’s quite difficult, being too young to have a job to earn my own money, but I do tend to save up for things. I’ve been on work experience this last week, up at the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). It…

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