Tag Archives: Reading

Recovery Time

I released a new book nearly two weeks ago now. With everything the launch entailed (blogging, Facebooking, organising promos) and then the anxiety of checking my reports and seeing how Rising Tides was faring in the enormous marketplace that is Amazon, stress … Continue reading

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Is a good edit just a matter of taste?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the process and results of editing. In part this is because I’m perfecting a book ready for release later in the month, which has gone through two rounds of editing and another of proof-reading. … Continue reading

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Reviewing books – who’s it even for?

You probably already know that as well as this blog, the Paisley Piranhas also run a book-review blog (check us out for some YA recommendations if you haven’t already). We review books because we love them and we want to … Continue reading

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Why YA = Story Dynamite

So I was talking with a group of writers and I commented that a historical piece someone else is working on would make a really good subject for a YA novel. From right beside me, I heard one of the … Continue reading

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Hitting a Brick Wall

Do you ever feel like the whole world is against you?  You’re just bashing your head against a brick wall?  And nothing goes the way it’s supposed to?  Yeah, that. It sounds a bit emo, doesn’t it, but there are … Continue reading

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Left dangling

No one likes to be left hanging – or do they? I ask the question because I’m starting to doubt myself. Cliffhanger endings seem to be in vogue at the moment, but I find them incredibly frustrating: You wanted to … Continue reading

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How Much Do You Read? Would You Like To Read More? by Gill-Marie Stewart

Do you think you read a lot? Is that good? And what constitutes a lot? I thought I probably read 2 or 3 books a week but wasn’t sure, so I decided to keep track of what I was reading. … Continue reading

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