I just spent five days attending the Escape the Plot Forest Virtual Summit, a writers’ conference organised by Daniel David Wallace, ex-pat writer, editor and teacher of creative writing based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Promoted as a complete guide to the plotting process, “first step to first reader” approach to telling stories, by common agreement of…
Today’s readers spend so much time looking at screens, a dense wall of text with little or no white space sends them running. Online and digital devices mean short paragraphs are the new standard. So how long is a paragraph?
Amazon’s MOBI format for Kindle is strictly proscribed and validated whenever a file is uploaded to Amazon. Working with Kindle Create software should be the best route to a valid e-book file. But unless your book is the simplest, text-only layout, Kindle Create is a struggle.
It’s called ‘wide’ distribution, or selling on multiple platforms with no exlcusivity. Which means that all my titles are now available in e-pub format via the Kobo book stores internationally.
Modern Olympic Fencing: Questions and Answers Robin Catling The more one learns about swordsmanship, the more one realises how much there is yet to learn.
If this is the Self Publishing Journey Part II, then what happened to Part I? Writing something is part one. Working out what to do with it is part two.
My first technical book is available now in paperback and Kindle Ebook format on Amazon. The VirtualBox Networking Primer is a no-nonsense guide for the VirtualBox user taking their next steps into virtual networks.
Under the BBC’s Arts & Ideas thread on BBC Sounds: The Radiophonic Workshop Matthew Sweet narrates a 40-minute documentary on the pioneers of British radio and TV electronic scores.
Winning at Épée: Techniques for the Shorter Fencer is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Winning at Epee: Techniques for the shorter fencer Robin Catling In the sport of Modern Olympic Fencing, where the taller fencer notionally has the advantage of reach, the shorter fencer needs every tactical help they can get…
A collection of one hundred stories in unabridged audio from BBC Sounds. A collection of timeless fiction from the literary greats from Austen to Elliot, Dickens to Maupassant, Conan Doyle to Wharton.