And now - the Pure & Simple guide to Self-Publishing.
How to produce a book from your manuscript in 3 straightforward steps!

Buy the ebook from (UK) here:
Self-Publishing - Pure & Simple UK ebook
Or the print book:
Self-Publishing - Pure & Simple UK print

or from (USA) here:
Self-Publishing - Pure & Simple US ebook
or in print:
Self-Publishing - Pure & Simple US print

Do you know your Monomyth from your Plot Embryo? Your Twelve Pillars from your Three (or Four) Acts? Are you a Snowflake? Have you ever Saved The Cat?
If you’re a storyteller, you should be aware that the most successful stories, whether told in books, on screen or in person, have a narrative structure.
When we first being writing and telling stories, as children, we learn that all stories should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. But then, taking that and expanding it to cover a full novel-length story can possibly lead to lack of focus. Worst of all, it can lead to lack of story and a soggy middle.
This book covers, in detail, ten different ways to outline your story. Some are classic, and have their roots in Greek mythology; some are more modern and based on filmmaking techniques. But they all show how the writer can progress from a simple story idea to creating a multi-strand, fulfilling and engaging story with the minimum of rewriting. Which method will suit your story best?
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National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is almost upon us. November comes round with increasing speed each year - probably something to do with my increasing age!

Anyway, we have completely updated the "How to Win" book for this year. There is something like 30% more content, and everything has been updated and reviewed. Quite apart from the hints and tips and solid advice from someone who's won this thing THIRTEEN times now, we have included for 2018 a special word count target programme. This has been designed to keep you ahead of the game, in an easily-motivated style. With us, you'll avoid the last week panic, and you'll be sitting pretty with several days to go, and with your winner's badges proudly displayed. We think this system is a winner.

And if that wasn't enough, for 2018, we have a print book version, too! For those who, like me, read their sequential fiction electronically, but prefer a 'real-life' book in their hands for making notes and skipping around.




 New title coming soon! Publication day - end of October 2018!

We're very excited about this book. Gerald has been wanting to write this for some time. The proof is on its way. A little proofreading, perhaps a little more content, and it'll be with you.

We can't wait to share this with you.











At the end of NaNoWriMo, most completed works are put into a dusty drawer, never to see the light of day. But this short guide shows you how you can take that rough manuscript, edit, polish and publish it. This book is ideal for those looking to begin getting into self-publishing, and contains many helpful hints and guides to producing the best book you can.

Buy the ebook from (UK) here:

Who Says You Can't Publish Your NaNoWriMo Novel?

or from (USA) here:

Who Says You Can't Publish Your NaNoWriMo Novel?





HOW TO WIN NANOWRIMO (now updated)

Each year, tens of thousands of new and aspiring authors sign up for NaNoWriMo - a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. This book is the ideal companion - with dozens of tips and hints, and pages of advice and inspiration for those who want to complete this famous, 50,000 word, 30-day challenge.
Buy the ebook from (UK) here:
How To Win NaNoWriMo: Advice and inspiration from a twelve-time winner

or from (USA) here:
How To Win NaNoWriMo: Advice and inspiration from a twelve-time winner

Amazon reviewer: I have read a lot of books on writing, very few inspire me, this was a pleasant surprise. There are a lot of really helpful ideas in this book that I will be using for my nano prep. I have read many books from authors who think they can write with humour, in my experience very few can do it successfully. Gerald can, I laughed a lot reading this. A must read for anyone wanting to take on the nano challenge.




Many authors try out Scrivener for the first time, and are put off by the huge array of features and capabilities. I know I was. So I developed a way of setting the program up so it made working with it much easier.
If you are one of those who has looked at it and turned away, try this method. It made a huge difference to me.
Buy the ebook from Amazon (UK) here:
Scrivener - Pure and Simple: A simple way to set up Scrivener for new users

or from (USA) here:
Scrivener - Pure and Simple: A simple way to set up Scrivener for new users









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