Self-publishers: How to get your cover design right and stand out on the shelves

If you’re self-publishing your fiction or nonfiction book, it’s critical to get your cover design right so that your book stands out on bookshop shelves and websites. It’s going to be competing with thousands of other titles, all vying for would-be readers’ attention. So how do you make sure your book is seen by your … Continue reading Self-publishers: How to get your cover design right and stand out on the shelves

More tricky words and how to use them in your writing

Ever since I wrote about commonly misused words, I’ve been seeing tricky words misused everywhere!  Here are my additions to the original list. Some of these tricky words were suggested to me and others have cropped up in a range of newspapers, online news sites, newsletters and social media. Many of these pairs of words … Continue reading More tricky words and how to use them in your writing

Need something new to make your writing sparkle?

Here’s a little-known, beautiful word to add to your lexicon Solivagant – meaning to ramble alone; to be a solitary wanderer. Solivagant comes from the Latin solus, meaning alone, and vagans, to wander. Solivagant carries echoes of soul, and vagrant, and vacant. So your character who loves to take long, introspective walks along lonely beaches … Continue reading Need something new to make your writing sparkle?