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Repeal the Eight: Vote on May 25th

This blog is usually a politics-free zone but this is an appeal to Irish friends to vote “Yes” this day next week, on May 25th, when Ireland goes to the referendum polls (yet again). This time we will learn whether Ireland has finally grown up enough to trust its women. There are a thousand good arguments as to why Yes is the right way to vote on in this referendum, which you can read here. An Amendment That Should Never Have Happened I no longer have an Irish vote, if I did I would go home to do my part in seeing…

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How to Use Kindle Public Notes

One of Amazon Kindle’s least known features allows you to peek over the reader’s shoulder, to follow people of interest to you and see their Public Notes on what they’re reading. And once you enable Kindle Public Notes for a particular book, then any of your followers can see the highlights and notes you make, as you read on Kindle. There are some problems with the service. Amazon has chosen to limit each note to 100 characters, which means lots of notes are cut off mid-stream. They also register people as having made Public Notes for a book when they have simply turned…

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Inspirations, A New Series. #1: My Father, by Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper is a family doctor, a  well known media medic and an indie author whose novel One Night at the Jacaranda has been nominated for the Indie Excellent Awards 2014. Find out more about Carol here.  It was business as usual even though my father had died in the night. I went on breakfast TV to talk about some health story, saw my patients, did some writing.  In between were carefully timed calls to each of my sons to tell them Granddad had died. All very controlled, composed. The next day I went to Liverpool for a conference. There was…

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Successful Self-Publishing Masterclass

UK indie authors. If you’re in or around London on 2nd March (Sunday) I’m doing the keynote address that day at a self-publishing masterclass run by my favourite newspaper, The Guardian. An audience of 100 aspiring and improving self-publishers will come together with a gang of wonderful UK indies: Roz Morris, Polly Courtney, Ben Galley and uber-author-entrepreneur, Joanna Penn, who’s organising and running the day. This  kicks off my Read More

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Best Twitter Hashtags For Writers

There are 175 million registered users on Twitter producing about 95 million tweets every day. One of the key ways Tweeters keep our communications useful is by using hashtags and very vibrant literary communities have grown up around specific hashtags. So what are they — and how can you best use them? Here’s what Twitter has to say about Read More

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