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ANN BRADY

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05 May 2021

Recently I completed recording the fourth interview in the Mentoring Writers ‘In Conversation With…’ series of interviews which I feature on my website and YouTube channel. The author I spoke to was a 2020 Mentee of Mentoring Writers, a debut novelist, and a member of Alli – the Alliance of Independent Authors. She spoke generously about her experience…..

How Storyboarding Can Help

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23 Apr 2021

I’ve talked about pet hates for book covers so in reverse I am going to give you some top tips for creating a good book cover. Knowing and understanding the constituent parts of a book cover can help you make the best marketing decisions when you design …

Tips for Good Book Cover Design

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07 Apr 2021

Have you often wondered how to get the best from using YouTube? Well, there are lots of people who will offer you tips to help you find out, but whether or not they are workable has to be down to the individual. It isn’t often we make the following disclaimer, but as…

YouTube Ranking & Discoverability

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02 Apr 2021

I have previously talked about showing not telling, and points of view and tenses. All these are useful elements to be aware of, and to get right, especially when writing dialogue. Writing something such as …

Getting Your Dialogue Right

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04 Mar 2021

Good storytellers differentiate between a crisis (an emergency, such as a car crash or an illness) and conflict (a clash of wills, a difficult moral choice, or an internal mental struggle). Beginning authors often focus on the exciting crisis rather than the conflict …

Crisis v Conflict

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11 Feb 2021

We think of writers having an effect on TV but don’t often find that this works in reverse. Yes we know TV scripts have been created by writers but, when they set out their ideas it isn’t to influence …

The Columbo Close

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27 Jan 2021

As a reviewer and editor I have to say that sometimes writers do get the words in their sentences muddled up. However, they are not the only ones. People tend to write signs without….

Proofreading Isn’t Really Dead

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26 Jan 2021

Blog posts or articles offer you authors a unique direct and personal way to reach your readers. The problem is that it’s not always easy to know what sort of content can be effective in order to attain that goal. Many authors tend to publish blog content….

A Few Creative Blog Post Ideas

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How Storyboarding Can Help

Tips for Good Book Covers

YouTube Ranking

Getting Dialogue Right

Crisis v Conflict

The Columbo Close

Proofreading Isn’t Dead!

Creative Blog Post Ideas

Having a Lot To Say

Hates for Book Cover Design

Just Being You

Why Writers Become Family

Get Facebook Likes

What is USP

‘ACX’ v ‘Findaway’ Voices

Tips for Writing a Book

Why have a Copyright Notice

Words Mean a Lot To Me

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Consultation - Grandma

Times are Changing

6 Social Media Tips

London Book Fair

Writing Audio Drama

Get Books into Libraries!

Authors Won’t Fade Away!

Publishing Audiobooks?

To Workshop or Not

Estate Planning

Money  Should Flow

You are an Artist

Tips for a Book Signing

Write a Book Synopsis

What is a ‘Palkana’?

Life and Authors

Identity Theft

SoA Demands

Places to write

Should You Publish

Worth of Your Writing

Universal Credit

Vanity Press

GDPR How Easy is It?

Your Library

Great News

The Right Words

Ally Blake Workshop

Go With The Flow

Inspirational Visit

Time to Work

Big Bang Theory

Great Interviews

The Radio Again

Xmas Break

On the Radio

New Book Covers

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Writers Block

Getting Involved