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Jimmy Threepwood won the Spring Collection

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Jimmy Threepwood won the Spring Collection

Hello everyone,

Can I please say a massive thank you to everyone that voted for my Jimmy Threepwood book in the People’s Book Prize.

I am pleased to announce that I won the Spring Collection and I am now a finalist.

Again, a massive thank you but the voting is still open in case you haven’t had chance yet.

http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/winners2012.htm

Win ebooks: Readers of new adult and YA fiction

Originally posted on Thea Atkinson:

buttonDo you read the shampoo bottle, the cereal box and every piece of text you can get your beady eyeballs on? I know you do and I’ve got something wonderful to tell you.

Elle Casey id having a contest where you can win ebooks. All you have to do is pick the ones that interest you and consider writing a review once you’ve read it.

Easy Peasy.

Even Water With is there. In fact there’s nearly 200 titles and 1,554 books to give away and a couple best-selling authors to boot.

Details: May 10-15 (contest closes on May 15 at 11:59pm EST)

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Why turning a blog into a book makes new blog posts difficult

Originally posted on Creative Writing with the Crimson League:

Screen Shot 2013-05-06 at 12.06.02 PMOne strange and unexpected side effect of turning my creative writing blog’s backlog into a writer’s handbook is that somehow, I’m finding it harder and harder to find subjects to write blog posts about.

Why, though?

Looking back on a post I wrote giving advice about how to convert your blog into a book, you’ll notice one suggestion is to make sure you have some new content.

New content is really important in a book that gets its start as a blog. First, you need to give people an incentive to buy your book. On top of that, I feel responsible to provide something new–something people can’t find for free here on the blog–if I’m going to ask them to pay for the book. That’s just honest business and basic integrity.

Sure, lots of the material can come from previously published posts that you rework and expand upon and…

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