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Written on Feb, 05, 2019 by in , | Leave a comment

How many people know that the world famous International Welsh Poetry Competition began life in a small, independent pub, tucked away down a quiet side street in Pontypridd? Founded by Welsh poet Dave Lewis in 2007 the contest has been run and organised from the town ever since, is now in its thirteenth year and is the biggest poetry competition …

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Written on Dec, 16, 2018 by in , , | Leave a comment

Many famous writers, even those that have sold millions of books were rejected by publishers at one time or another in their careers: HERMAN MELVILLE Moby-Dick, was turned down by multiple publishers. ERNEST HEMINGWAY The Sun Also Rises was rejected in 1925, by some idiot that wrote, “I found your efforts to be both tedious and offensive.” GEORGE ORWELL In 1944, T.S. …

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Most authors - independent, traditionally published, or otherwise – need a website.  You can have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, Instagram or LinkedIn profile but they aren’t really the same.  A good website can feature your writing, your various channels of engagement (social media, live appearances, readings etc.) – it’s basically your brand. And while it’s a good idea for all authors to have a website, …

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What really makes the difference between a successful self-publisher and one who fails? Well, it all really comes down to one simple factor… How many people see your book. The more that see it, the more that buy it. Now, most authors need to do an epic book launch to get the word out to as many people as possible. …

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Written on Sep, 18, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment

Instagram: It seems that everyone is using it. It’s become a convenient platform for people to share themselves and their interests.  For poets it has become a fantastic medium for them to display their work as poetry is concise and gets instant feedback.  In this technological world it means that words can carry faster than the voice can project them. One of …

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Written on Sep, 17, 2018 by in , , , , , | Leave a comment

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