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    Guest Posts,  Writing

    Time: Your Most Precious Asset

    An Ode To The Writer With Too Little Time To Write by A A Miller Here on Rock Paper Spirit, we like to welcome guest writers, particularly if they are other authors. Today we welcome A A Miller! Contact details for this author are at the bottom of this post, where you can check out her website and social channels. Today she’s going to talk a little bit about our most precious assets as writers; time! A few years ago, just months into my still new-ish adventure of writing a novel, I recall reading an article that had came to my email entitled ‘Tips to Writing a Manuscript’. I had…

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    Fashion,  Writing

    Writing Gloves from Literary Book Gifts Review

    If you have a writer in your family, there’s a good chance that when it’s Christmas or their birthday, you get them a book as a gift. That’s not a bad thing, because you know they’ll love it and treasure that gift, but what if there was something else you could get them, that showed you understand them? Well, I’ve been given the opportunity to review a pair of writing gloves and my first thought when I heard about their existence is, “How many times have I wished that these exist?” Honestly, I have. It’s true. I received a free pair to enable me to write this review, but all…

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    Books,  Events,  Writing

    My Pearls of Wisdom For New Writers On World Book Day

    Since it’s World Book Day and I’m a writer, I do feel like I should have something wise to offer the world today. Maybe some speech about the importance of books in my life and the life of my child. Perhaps I should be talking about how incredibly fortunate we all are to live in a time and a society when we take education for granted, so the majority of us can pick up a book and read it with ease. Or maybe, since I’m in the business of writing, editing, formatting, publishing and marketing books, I should have something to offer on the world of self-publishing. Instead, I’m going…

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    Writing

    Want To Be A Writer But Don’t Know Where To Start? Start Here!

    Since I started publishing books, which is around six years ago now, many women have asked me how they can make a living through their own fiction. In fact, people I never knew were writers have approached me and told me of their own dreams of seeing their work in print. I want to encourage more people to write, so I thought it would make good sense to do a post about how to get started. This won’t cover self-publishing or marketing. It’s really just the first rung on the ladder, so settle in with a coffee or whatever your personal beverage of choice is and we’ll take a look…

  • Books,  Interviews

    People Watching At A Grand Prix With Carol Ann Kauffman

    Interview time again folks and this is an interview first published back in 2013 with a writer I’ve featured previously on RockPaperSpirit. I’ve invited author Carol Ann Kauffman along to have a glass of something fizzy and some canapes at the VIP area of a Grand Prix as we chat about her books, past career as a teacher and, as always, biscuits!  Her novel, The Baslicato is actually set partly in southern Italy and features a racing driver.  A novel featuring one of my favourite parts of the world and motorsport?  That sounds right up my street! Hi Carol, thanks for agreeing to this interview.  Firstly, can you tell us in…