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Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them.
When you find a place that pulls you in... A place that stops you thinking about those things you wanted to leave behind but that came along anyway... And makes you lose track of time without you even realizi...
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Glad you enjoyed them :)
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It’s week two of the Me, Myself & I series. This week’s questions were set by Sare at Confessions of a Techaholic. Find out more about the linkup over at Suzie Speaks. On with the questions! 1. Why did you start blogging? Hmm… I have to reach back…
It's week two of the Me, Myself & I series. This week's questions were set by Sare at Confessions of a Techaholic. Find out more about the linkup over at Suzie Speaks. On with the questions! 1....
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This reminded me of Mother Shipton's Cave in Knaresborough. There's a petrifying well there with all of these macabre-looking objects hung in the waterfall over the centuries to be petrified.
Since moving to Derbyshire, Matlock Bath has become one of our favourite places to visit. It's like the seaside but without the sea, (although there is the river, and a lovely big sandpit at the “ship park” where the kids can...
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I've never been to Mother Shipton's, is it worth a visit? x
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New blog about publishing in the digital age and how the internet can enhance things for us indie-authors and even independent retailers. http://hblyne.com/2015/06/27/people-power-in-the-digital-age/
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I've always been fascinated by shamanism, which is probably why it wove its way into Echoes of the Past almost without my realising. As a teenager I would meditate for hours, searching for my spiri...
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I'm contemplating doing a short print run of hardback editions of my next book, in order to give some away as perks in a crowdfunder campaign. Has anyone used Print on Demand Worldwide . com? I thought I might also make a move towards being able to sell my books directly via my website, as well as through Amazon, B&N etc. PoDW offer this too. Anyone have any experiences to share? Thanks in advance.
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My second book, Ghosts of Winter was the first one I used CreateSpace for and it went totally smoothly and looks great. I had my first booked Seeds of Autumn on Feed A Read, but found the lack of communication and inability to track my sales regularly a barrier, so I removed it and went to CreateSpace. But despite the book being exactly the same size as it had been on FaR, CreateSpace couldn't get the cover right. After half a dozen attempts, I took a step back. I'm going to come back to it when I have more time. The front image was stretched, the blurb on the back was cut off down one side etc. it just wouldn't work, and I have no idea why. The sizes were correct, the online preview was fine, but in print it simply wouldn't work. 
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Hi folks, I have a little quandary and was hoping some fellow writers might be able to help. My series is written in traditional third person narrative, with some cinematic sections but mostly close/character third person.

My central protagonist is about to develop a totally subconscious habit, as a sign of mild mental illness. How could I go about describing it? Should I not mention it at all until the other characters notice it? Or give the reader hints? Or unashamedly describe it in full detail as it develops? What would you do?

Many thanks in advance.
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Great suggestions, thanks all :)
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It’s week two of the Me, Myself & I series. This week’s questions were set by Sare at Confessions of a Techaholic. Find out more about the linkup over at Suzie Speaks. On with the questions! 1. Why did you start blogging? Hmm… I have to reach back…
It's week two of the Me, Myself & I series. This week's questions were set by Sare at Confessions of a Techaholic. Find out more about the linkup over at Suzie Speaks. On with the questions! 1....
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New blog post on what's most important to me! Please take a look and leave a comment on the blog about your own core values ;) I even went and made my own word cloud, folks ;)
http://hblyne.com/2015/07/04/what-drives-me/
I've been giving some thought to the things that are important to me. I've been a passionate campaigner for a few causes throughout my life, and while at first it may seem as though those subjects ...
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Me too and it breaks my heart. So much pain, so much damage, and so little needed to make it a thing of the past :(
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Just because there is nothing quite like doing things backwards... Book 1, Seeds of Autumn now has a shiny landing page to match book 2! Please share widely so that more people can discover Echoes of the Past :) https://booklaunch.io/hblyne/autumn
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Hi folks, I hope everyone is well. I'm planning to run a crowdfunder to pay for the cover design and editing of my third book and am looking at all my options. Has anyone else done this? What were your experiences? I'm leaning towards Pubslush atm, so if anyone has used them I'd love to hear from you.
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+Holly Lyne , glad you found it helpful! I made just over $4,000 which was enough to get me own my way combined with a variety of income sources. I was able to pay off my remaining expenses from sales. It worked out well for me in the end. Good luck! (Oh, P.S. Keep your video to a minute or less. The video is a great way to hone your elevator pitch. Short, simple, energetic. You can never go wrong w/ being authentic. I wrote a script for myself and timed it then honed it down to that minute marker. I think mine was actually 1:06.)
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Politically motivated, ethically minded, spiritually heartened.
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Rocking the single mum of two thing, published first book with more on the way
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