A Victorian Pauper Poem

I wrote my Victorian Pauper poem when I was 15 years old, which is why it rhymes.  Rhyming poetry was very popular when I was growing up – not so much today. A Victorian Pauper He searches the dustbags and rattles the bins. Not even the peasants will let him in. His clothes are all tatty…

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The London Book Fair Seminar Takeaways

The London Book Fair was held in the vast Olympia Exhibition Centre. I knew Earls Court like the back of my hand, so I had to set out early for this one. As expected The Author HQ was packed to capacity. The London Book Fair: PR and Marketing Seminar Takeaways Giveaway copies of your book Do…

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On Writing: How Not to Write a Cover Letter

Dear Lameadvice.com, I want to learn how to write a cover letter to send to a publisher along with my manuscript. Please can you tell me how I should going about doing this? Dear S.K. Most certainly! Writing a cover letter is not that hard, just don’t go into detail about your story. You want to…

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The London Book Fair Author HQ (My Experience)

London Book Fair Author HQ A expected, the London Book Fair Author HQ was packed to capacity. It was held in the vast Olympia Exhibition Centre. I knew Earls Court like the back of my hand, but not the Olympia, so I had to set out early for this one. What the London Book Fair Author…

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The London Book Fair Review 2014: Enlightening

The London Book Fair My visit to this year’s London Book Fair was very different to the one I had several years ago – because on this occasion I was actually allowed in! My first visit to the London Book Fair was at a time where the event didn’t cater for the would-be author. “Are…

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How Not to Write a Book Series Tips & Tricks

Dear Lameadvice.com, I want to write a book series. Any tips on how I might achieve this? Tip number 1 You MUST make it obvious to the reader that the book is part of a series by leaving the story open-ended. You MUST keep the suspense going. You MUST make the reader invest in that second book!…

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