Archive | October, 2015


See what a winner is made of and how he reacts to success

WOW…THE RIVER BY PATRICK JONES JUST MADE #1 BESTSELLER #FREE ON #AMAZON OCTOBER 29/30/31, 2015 PATRICK JONES Pat Jones was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. His special interests include the science of paleoanthropology and archeology. Woodworking is one of his favorite hobbies, with special emphasis on the unique grains and textures of various species of […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 2015, Talent showcase1 Comment

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Self published and sucessful

Some essential tips for self-publishing on Amazon     Image courtesy of Pixabay I recently received back the rights to two of my novels – The Antique Love and The Silk Romance – and  I released both books on Amazon. But getting to the stage of self-publishing on Amazon wasn’t just as easy as pressing a […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 2015, Self publishing, Uncategorized0 Comments


Creativity is in Observation

 Observation for the creative writer.   Probably the most important attribute for a writer- the ability to observe, record and relate How do you identify a book by Danielle Steel, J.K. Rowling, or Paulo Coelho?  Without batting an eyelid, you can answer in just two words: writing style!  Yes, these famous writers are known for […]

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Writing as Therapy points to income

Writing as an Outlet —Patrick Jones—     Three years ago I became sick, sick enough to spend 8 hours in surgery and two weeks in the hospital.  Those days are mostly blank. When I got home, I found that anything I could do prior to the surgery was going to take a year to […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 2015, Self publishing0 Comments

Aspiring writers read this

My Response to a Letter from an Aspiring Writer by SUZANNAH WINDSOR FREEMAN The following is a recent exchange I had with an aspiring writer via email. It’s edited for length and clarity, and to protect the identity of the writer.        Hi, Suzannah! This is my first time talking (or rather typing) […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 20150 Comments

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Patrick Jones, laid back author

How laid back can an editor be? I decided to run this piece which I have been keeping on ice for too long. When I contacted Patrick Jones for his permission I made the point that maybe some of the BHD members might well harbour jealousies for a lifestyle that allows this sort of living. […]

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Posted in Featured Guest, Oct/Nov 20150 Comments

How to run a very successful Crowd Funding Project

Whether you are self-published or traditionally-published, as an author you’ve probably considered a crowd-funding campaign at some time or another in order to bring a particular part of your work to life. Often times, this is the hardback or audiobook editions of your work, but I have also seen some runs at the paperback as […]

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Posted in 2015 Sept/Oct, Self publishing0 Comments

Jennifer Sherwood shares her knowledge of Successful Crowd Funding

Blackheath Dawn writers are delighted to have Jennifer Sherwood’s first-hand account and instruction of how to run a successful KICKSTARTER funding campaign. When I saw the quality and sheer ebullience of Jennifer’s project on KICKSTARTER I simply had to ask her to be very kind. interrupt her very busy schedule and produce the article for […]

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