In making this short YouTube series the overall goal was not to kick start a YouTube channel, which certainly is not happening, but to get people more interested in my collection of short stories Cliff-Hangers .
It's terrifying. A few weeks ago I was looking into literary agents and came across a site that gave the advice that just because you have a way with language does not mean you can tell a narrative, and therefore may mean you cannot write a good story.
There is nothing quiet so hard as self-publishing. For most people who have a great passion for reading, writing your own book is an easy next step, however getting it published and then noticed is a difficult climb.
I always loved making up and telling stories, long b...
For those of us who are naturally nosy the kindle has taken away one of the best commuter past-times. No longer can we sit on the train and guess at people personalities, likes and dislikes based on the books they read. The grey slate has taken it all away.
I, personally, do not believe that we should stop allowing ourselves the joy of children's literature once we reach a certain age, and feel sorry for those 'adults' in the world who do not allow themselves the bliss of a well written children's novel.