At last spring has come to Egypt. I’m now typing happily, without chattering teeth and frozen fingertips. I know it sounds odd to think of Egypt, an African country, as cold but trust me, in houses built to stay cool with no heating systems and plenty of marble and ceramic flooring, you feel as if you are living in an icy mausoleum during the winter. It is always warmer outside than inside the house and try sitting in 10 degrees for any period of time and you’ll know it’s cold.
In England, which let’s face it is much colder, I never have to sit in my house in a coat and wrapped in a duvet to watch TV. I never have to do star jumps in my office, just to get the circulation going so I can continue typing on my computer. So Egyptians (and myself) welcome spring with a big smile and enjoy the month or two of blissful weather we get, until we all start complaining that it’s too hot. Yep, just as Egyptians and Brits are united by their sarcastic and slapstick humour, so we are united by our endless complaining about the weather conditions – I guess that’s why I’ve always felt at home here.
I’ve been reading some fascinating articles this week on writing, self-publishing and book promotion. Just when I think the subjects may have been exhausted, something new comes up, or our creative writing brothers and sisters think of a new approach to working in this fascinating industry. So without further ado, go and grab a coffee (or any beverage of your choice – I’m no coffee Nazi) and settle down to enjoy this week’s most popular articles. Enjoy…
20 Articles on Writing, Self-Publishing and Book Promotion
2. The Top 10 Things All Authors Should Know About Amazon http://huff.to/17DGPDU
3. A Weird Way to Beat Writer’s Block http://bit.ly/17DDaWL
4. The best advice from the best writers – 20 great articles on writing self-publishing & book promo http://bit.ly/1zSsawi
6. 8 Eye-Catching Author Websites http://bit.ly/1KxYfE6
7. How To Become A Prolific Writer While Holding Down A Day Job http://bit.ly/1Aib4a6
9. The Power Of A Kindle Daily Deal http://bit.ly/1DZJjcn
10. Jack Daniels & Associates Kindle Worlds http://bit.ly/1Ai2nwC
11. Fab article – “Your Brand Needs a Visual Style Guide: Here’s How to Create One – Design School” http://bit.ly/1AmChbK
12. Infographic: your novel’s central conflict | Now Novel http://bit.ly/1w4Hfib
13. What Inspires You To Write? http://bit.ly/18QZbTn
14. What makes a successful reading: what one author learned while preparing for his http://bit.ly/1Fb9fAv
17. Tools for Novel Writers: Multiple Editing Passes http://bit.ly/1AhFuJq
18. Could music be the answer to writing faster? http://bit.ly/1K3KGMp
19. 5 Surprising Insights About Writing for Money in 2015 http://bit.ly/1E4ErnU
Well that’s it for now. If you enjoyed these check out last week’s equally great articles – click here.
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Bye for now.