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A Word On Literary Agents To New Authors

Posted in New Authors section on November 3, 2017 by Kate Jack

Another interesting article on self-publishing.

Scribe's Scribbles

If you are writing your first novel I want to share some advice with you. Whatever you do, once the manuscript has been polished to perfection:

DO NOT APPROACH AN AGENT WITH IT. EVER!!!!

Join writers groups and have them critique it. There are many very good editors out there and they are very affordable. They are also well worth it. Find one and have them work on your manuscript. Then, once it is in its final draft stage do not let an agent anywhere near it. I wouldn’t even let one of the old guard Big Five publishers anywhere near it either. They are the dinosaurs. A profitable future lies elsewhere.

So, what exactly am I supposed to do with it, oh wise Scribe, you may ask.

Publish it. Yourself. It is easy and it is free.

Go to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, Createspace or any other platform…

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Kate Jack’s book choice – Sue Moorhouse.

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Kate Jack

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My next book choice is Sue Moorhouse’s fabulous Broomsticks, Walking sticks & Zimmer Frames.

Remember when you were a kid and either read or listened to nursery rhymes and fairy tales? Do you recall how they enthralled, made you laugh, and downright scared you? Did you ever wonder what happened to those characters when they reached their twilight years? Well they’re all here in this smashing little book, written for more “mature” readers.

As Sue says on her Amazon page: Fairy Tales for the Mature.
‘Why is it always the young and glamorous – the beautiful princesses and handsome princes – who dominate fairy tales? These fun, adult, fairy tales are written from the viewpoint of the older characters: Red Riding Hood’s grandma, a fairy godmother with a touch of Alzheimer’s, the matron of Rapunzel’s boarding school, a very stressed planning officer, the troll in the tower block and many more.’  

I read this little gem awhile ago and it made me chuckle. The stories it contains are just as enthralling as their traditional counterparts, just as funny and some of ’em are just as scary!

So why not treat yourself and grab a copy of this delightful tome and revel in these oh so familiar, yet very different tales. 😀

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Broomsticks-Walking-Sticks-Zimmer-Frames-ebook/dp/B00A93ZK9E/ref
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Broomsticks-Walking-Sticks-and-Zimmer-Frames/232577006891492?ref=hl

Kate Jack’s book choice, Nicola J McDonagh

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , , on August 23, 2014 by Kate Jack

Another writer of Dystopian fantasy, Nicola J McDonagh has so many reviews, all singing the praises of her work on her amazon pages, I’m green with envy.  McDonagh’s writing is descriptive, fast paced, and ideal for young adults. The opening chapter of Echoes from the lost ones, grabs you by the throat and hauls you into the world she’s created: I felt a calloused hand grab onto my wrist and haul me into the relative light. His grip was strong, but not as much as the pong that drifted from the group of raggedy youths I was surrounded by. (Copyright Nicola J McDonagh)

The first two books follow on from each other, and the third is a collection of stories. All three are well worth reading, and as I said, the reviews support this. So drop by Nicola’s amazon pages and have a browse.

 

Echoes cover

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Echoes-Lost-Ones-Song-Forgetfulness/dp/1939897041/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408795822&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Echoes+onse+lost+songs+N+J+McDonagh

A Silnce Heard cover sml

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silence-Heard-Song-Forgetfulness/dp/1939897114/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1F9RYSCWXH1ZAKHK62NW

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Glimmer-other-stories-Nicola-McDonagh/dp/149432928X/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EDXDCJFVMZV4XSGPDDQ

http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Lost-Ones-Song-Forgetfulness/dp/1939897041/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408795988&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=echoes+one+lost+songs+n+j+mcdonagh
http://www.amazon.com/Silence-Heard-Song-Forgetfulness/dp/1939897114/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408796075&sr=1-1&keywords=silence+heard+song+forgetfulness
http://www.amazon.com/Glimmer-Nicola-McDonagh-ebook/dp/B00H89AN1M/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408796129&sr=1-1&keywords=glimmer+nicola+mcdonagh

You can also view more of her work here:

http://www.nicolamcdonagh.com/
http://www.thesongofforgetfulness.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thesongofforgetfulness
http://nicolajmcdonagh.wordpress.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xJ0A36Ha8U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ8o_mBopYM
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7107481.Nicola_J_McDonagh

Kate Jack’s book choice, Kate Wrath.

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2014 by Kate Jack

ECoverjpgHere I am again, with my second book choice. “E”, by Kate Wrath is a must read for all fans of dystopian fantasy. From the moment I read the opening line, I was hooked!

I wake up in a box of iron. I know nothing, remember nothing.

There is one thought imprinted on my consciousness: you have been erased. (Copyright, Kate Wrath.)

And it doesn’t disapoint. From the word go, the reader is plunged into a world that is unremittingly harsh. It’s a fight for survival against starvation, slavery, and most of all, fellow human beings. Even recycling other people’s cast offs, to earn money to buy food, is fraught with danger.

Wrath’s writing style is elegant, descreptive and paints a crystal clear picture for her readers, and yet leaves them enough leeway to make their own intrepretations. To read a sample of her work, or even purchase the book, go to:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4EOTT0
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00K4EOTT0?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

You can also visit her Goodreads page and ask her about her writing at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8187351.Kate_Wrath

To view more of Kate’s work, go to:

http://www.katewrath.com/
https://www.facebook.com/katewrath

https://twitter.com/KateWrath
https://plus.google.com/+KateWrath/posts
http://katewrath.tumblr.com/

http://www.rockthebook.blogspot.co.uk/

Kate Jack’s book choice, Jane Dougherty

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2014 by Kate Jack

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Today I’m going to give all you fabulous people out there, the opportunity to find out about some of the literary gems available to read and review. We’re going to start with a writer whose storytelling standards are so high, it’s a shame she’s not already on the bestseller list. It’s none other than Jane Dougherty, writer extrodinaire. 😀

the dark citadel

For those of you who’re fans of dystopian fantasy, this is definitely the book for you and the good news is, it’s part of a series! With well rounded, three dimensional characters, set in a world that’s so real that you feel as if you’re there, Doughtery’s writing carries you along on the crest of a wave. But don’t just take my word for it, go to her Amazon links and read the reviews for yourself.

http://tinyurl.com/nholyft

http://tinyurl.com/m9xhyb6

For a greater insight into the author herself, drop by her page on Goodreads and ask her a question about her writing; she doesn’t bite… not much 😀

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6953978.Jane_Dougherty

What’s your dream?

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , on August 17, 2014 by Kate Jack

http://goo.gl/qw64zu Land of Midnight Days

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http://goo.gl/c0rR2K Through the Gloaming

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Follow the trail to…

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , on August 13, 2014 by Kate Jack

 

http://goo.gl/qw64zu Land of Midnight Days

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http://goo.gl/c0rR2K Through the Gloaming

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