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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

PROMOTIONAL WRITING!

ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN "THE PUNCH"
ABOUT THE OLD "LE SHACK"

As I say in Chapter 13 of my writer’s guide “HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER!”, “Promotional writing (Public Relations work) can be fun, provide additional income and if you write it well, you may get a by-line.”

I tell readers of my writer’s guide that included in the many pastures for promotional writing is the large number of restaurants that want short pieces submitted to the local press, to attract customers to their eateries.

I recently had an email out of the blue from someone I don’t know saying: “Are you the daughter of the owners of the much missed Le Shack?  If so, I spoke with you back in 2015. Before I go any further I just want to make sure I have the correct person.”

I am not the person he was referring to, but he might have seen my 1992 article about Le Shack that was published in some of our local newspapers. I used to submit different versions to the local press – for The Punch I would write something short and “punchy”; The Tribune I’d send a version of the article aimed at their “Youth Beat” page; and the other newspapers would receive basically the same article as each other.

I dug out a copy of my “Le Shack” article that was published in the Punch and emailed it to the enquirer. I also told him I wasn’t the daughter of the previous owners, but wished him luck in locating them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help him. I don’t know where they are now.


“Le Shack” is now called “Green Parrot”, located on East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas, and is just as popular! 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

THE QUEEN OF BEWITCHING WRITING!



Here’s my article in The Tribune’s “Weekend” supplement this weekend about bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor’s latest book “CARA: The beginning – Matilda’s story”.

I preordered this book and am half way through it. As with all of Tanya’s books, I’m really enjoying it. It’s gripping, exciting and most unusual!

You can also read the Tribune article online HERE

Thursday, September 20, 2018

BACK TO THE SHORT STORY FORM!

Photo by Johan Mouchet on Unsplash.com

I’ve started writing short stories again and have just submitted a romantic short story to a British magazine! I’m always writing articles, but haven’t written short stories for a while. It feels good!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

CREATING BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS!




When writing about a character in your story or novel, put yourself in their place; get yourself inside their head; feel what that character feels; desire what that character desires; and fear what that character fears. Then you will create a truly believable character!

More writing tips in my writer’s guide – “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!”. Available as an e-book and in paperback.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

SECOND CHANCES ABOUND IN LOVE AT SUNSET!

A Long Island Bahamas beach. It was a beach similar
 to this that the wily Zachary Tate in “Love at Sunset”
 tried to get to when he had an unexpected confrontation! 

Second chances abound in “Love at Sunset”! Violet and Gordon rekindle their decades-old attraction for each other, a career criminal has the opportunity to change his life, and a hard-working, single mother takes a chance that could improve her struggling existence. All of this against the backdrop of life in The Bahamas and Scotland where the main characters, Violet and Gordon, have a foothold in each.


A major hurricane attacks the Bahama Islands, threatening life and property, while in Scotland sinister strangers try to prevent dreams coming to fruition. The stunning beaches and quaint settlements of Long Island in The Bahamas contrast with the inner city of Nassau; the disparity between poverty and wealth is revealed; and the lengths that some would go to steal and defraud for financial gain is unexpected and shocking.

Love and romance also feature predominantly throughout the novel, with the passion of the young and some not so young! “Gripping, alluring and so wonderfully romantic on many different levels.” – Amazon Customer.

Paperback copies of “Love at Sunset” are available at Logos Bookstore, Harbour Bay, Nassau – or CLICK HERE to purchase the novel on Amazon (e-book and paperback versions).




Friday, August 24, 2018

NEW WRITER'S GUIDE FEATURES IN THE STIRLING OBSERVER!

"THE STIRLING OBSERVER", SCOTLAND,
AUGUST 22, 2018, PAGE 13

“The Stirling Observer”, Scotland, ran a nice piece about my new writer’s guide “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” in their August 22, 2018, edition, page 13.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

PUNCH FEATURES "HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER!"



My writer’s guide “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” made The Punch today! 

Learn how to overcome writer’s block and rejections. Delve into lists of helpful writers’ resources. Be shown how to submit your work, with clear graphs that you can use to keep track of queries and submissions. Find out where ideas come from and how to handle your writing time. See how to get paid for your writing. Receive the encouragement you need to be a successful writer, no matter your age. Be led and inspired to reach your highest writing potential!

CLICK HERE for “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” on Amazon:-