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Monday, 31 August 2015

Writing advice from Cathy Kelly

Advice


Writing advice


Hello, since I last wrote, I’ve met loads more people who want to write, so well done to you all, believe in yourselves and keep at it. And that’s almost the best advice I can give, actually: keep at it.


Talking about your book won’t get it written. You’ve got to put in the hours at the kitchen table/computer/wherever. Whenever I do talks or signings, I get asked about how to write a book and I think about five per cent of the people I meet are working on something.


It’s wonderful that so many people love writing and have a story they want to tell. In the past two years, I’ve worked a lot with emerging writers and it’s the most wonderful experience to read early work and try to advise and guide people along the road to getting published. My advice depends a lot on what sort of work it is or where the person is in their book. But certainly, sit down and do it is pretty high on the list for being creative. It’s no good keeping it in your head – you have to get it down on paper, which is, hilariously, the hard bit.


- See more at: http://www.cathykelly.com/advice#sthash.I2Ds9W9X.dpuf

That's all I want in real life.....

Gold Digger
Http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gold-digger-tara-anderton/1120500875?ean=9781618973665

http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Digger-Tara-Anderton/dp/1618973665/ref=la_B00QOS1DKI_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424320415&sr=1-1 


Writer!

A writer is someone who writes. You don't have to have a degree in writing. If you sit down and write then you are a writer!





I need to be inspired.....

I'm feeling a little lost at the moment..... I haven't been doing anything to find the inspiration I need... I want to travel everywhere because I know my brain and soul needs it. The only problem seems to be the money thing..... If my book would sell I could travel and write more books... But instead I have to imagine these places and what it would feel like to be sitting in that gorgeous cafe in Paris and what the bread and cheese would taste like. Actually experiencing those things would make me a better writer.... And to to mention less hungry!!!!


Write every day if you can...

Advice


Write every day if you can


This may sound very obvious but write every day if you can. Start with 500 words. Around 1000 a day is a great aim. If you don’t have a story in mind at first, play around with a short story, a ‘What if…’ Writing is like sketching with charcoal: you have to practice on a lot of newsprint paper before you move on to cartridge paper.


- See more at: http://www.cathykelly.com/advice/write-every-day-if-you-can#sthash.yIom6dYu.dpuf




Finding Audrey

New book, new book smell, fresh pages, author I love - what more could a readaholic want?





Chi Wok

My cat Chi Chi the absolute love of my life (I've never owned a cat before and am totally loving on her and her furry little face) is so funny, and amazing and fluffy, Its all I can do not to squeeze her and probably maim her but it would only be because I love her so much. Yeah I'm like on of those babies that sees a fluffy chicken and they love it so much they squeeze it to their little bodies and don't realise they are holding too tight.....yeah!  Anyway, because I'm an Aussie, I've given her a choice list of nicknames because calling her by her name just isn't the Australian way. I don't know if you know much about Australia but most peoples names are shortened, elongated or dismissed for a better more suited name that they made up. Last names are also widely used instead of their actually name. Examples of this would be;

John Bucknell - johno,  john boy, johnny, johnny boy, bucko,  buck, etc


So chi chis ones are

chi wi baby, chi wi, cheech, cheesy, cheesle, chiwok which is my favourite at the moment because she really looks like an ewok!






Sunday, 23 August 2015

How to write a short story in 1 hour

Ever wanted to know how to write a short story? This video shows you how to do it and in under an hour! 




How to get and develop killer story ideas

Want to write an amazing story? These guys will show you how!




How to write a story that rocks!

I was on YouTube looking around as one does on a Sunday night when you have the flu! Anyway, I was listening to random songs and funny clips and I came across some cool uploads about writing and thought I would provide you with a link to one of them. 

You're Welcome :-)




Travel Jounal shopping on Etsy :-)





Saturday, 22 August 2015

Im afraid of heights but I'm still kicking ass!

So yeah I did the climb at Skypoint!  It's at the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise Australia, and my Best Friend Jodie is the Climb Leader there. She is a bit of a dare devil and had been asking me for the last 4 years to do it, but I hate heights, like really hate them, and it's 270m above sea level and I was really friggin scared but I did it! 
My fear of heights started when I was younger about 6 or 7 when I got stuck upside down in a ride at some shitty carnival that came to Sydney. We were on holiday and my older sister convinced me I was going to be fine so naturally I listened, and we ended up being the first ones inTo a fairiswheel type contraption, but instead of sitting in a little fixed carriage with seats, it was a caged circle like a hamster wheel but with seats and a bar that was suppose to sit across my lap but didn't, the gap would have fit two more people into it- as we stopped and started, to let more people into each carriage we got high and higher and the hamster wheel started to spin - this is when it got bad! I realised that there was going to be no way in hell I wasn't going to get hurt when the ride actually got going and I would be smashed about the cage like a ragdoll. I screamed down to my mother to stop the ride and she ran to the probably toothless carnie who was oblivious as he loaded more and more passengers on. It took a while for it to sink in I guess because in the meantime our cage spun completely upside down and I ended up falling out of my seat on to the cage bars hurting my head.  I continued to scream and cry until I was returned to my mother completely   tormented- it was fucking horrific.

The saga continues.... About 4 years later at a theme park Australia's Wonderland (now closed!) I was on a pirate ship ride that actually spun the whole ship upside down and round and around. It looked fun and I thought id give it a go. Big mistake - the bar lap belt was designed to fit across everyone in the rows lap (about 10 people) the ride wasn't that full so it was my sister and I and some guy in our row. Unfortunately he was quiet bulky, which made the bar auto stop on his meat sticks for legs rendering the space between me and the bar greater that what would be considered safe. My sister and I exchanged a knowing look and then I started to panic.  I tried to signal the attendant but it was too late, we started moving and soon were soaring in the air. The only way I survived was by my sister wrapping herself around me and gripping onto the bars for dear life and me doing the same. She and I closed our eyes and prayed that we could hold me in. Our screams of terror were lost in everyone else's enjoyment! When we got off we were both hysterical.

Despite being freaked out by what has happened I never let my fear beat me so in year 10 when I was 16, My class at school went on a two day fitness retreat and we got to try absailing. Despite being scared I did everything required and ended up traversing into a cave and back out. I was screaming fuck the whole time but I did it! 

Years later again, I went to check the view from the 18th floor of the Reef View at Hamiton Island when I went on holiday there and I had to crawl back to the lift! But the very next day took a seaplane to Whitehaven  Beach and landed in the water whereupon I went parasailing. 

I also suffered that same gripping fear at Wet and Wild water park carrying a huge flotation vessel I was suppose to ride in if and when I could make it up the open concrete staircase with dangerous rails. I went white and started walking really low to the ground (It seriously helps) but it wasn't a nice feeling.... 

So I thought fuck it I'm going hot air ballooning because fear can fuck right off! And now I've done the Skypoint climb! 
Anyway I'm super proud of myself and facing my fear of heights- I'm definately not cured and never will be but it will never beat me!!!!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

That's ridiculous, that's not reality!

But it's my life and I love it!


Check out my latest novel Gold Digger and delve into my reality.... You won't be disappointed!


It's available at Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gold-digger-tara-anderton/1120500875?ean=9781618973665 


Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Digger-Tara-Anderton/dp/1618973665/ref=la_B00QOS1DKI_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424320415&sr=1-1 


And my author website - http://www.sbpra.com/taraanderton


There's a secret to writing a book.....

Do you want to know what it is? Write. It's that simple!


Seriously, pick up a pen and start writing. It may not make sense, just write and write and write!




Your characters

Advice


Your characters


Find characters you can feel on an emotional level. Keep hammering away at them until you can feel them, then your story will progress – they’re in charge, not you.


If the book is working, the story will take over itself. The characters and the story are in charge. If you think I’m mad, then start working right now and you’ll see what I mean. A story that follows a plotline like the train from Dublin to Cork will be a dull affair. You need to know roughly where your story is going to, but that’s it.


Don’t write for the Booker committee, your colleagues or that person you really want to impress at the school reunion, write for yourself, enjoy!


- See more at: http://www.cathykelly.com/advice/your-characters#sthash.lRlTRHcD.dpuf



Stop fucking beeping at me!!!

I think people should stop putting fucking bells, and buzzers and whistles and chimes in the appliances  we use in our homes. The amount of times I have nearly smashed the microwave because it won't stop telling me my shitty preheated snack is ready for consumption is ridiculous! Yes that's right ridiculous! It's all like -  Yeah cheers for the first notification, second one is okay too, but after that if you don't shut your beeping mouth I'll kill you! The washing machine also likes to consistently beep every 3 minutes instead of initially letting me know the load is done and quietly shutting up, I can't think of anything else I have off the top of my head that pisses me off but if I remember I let you know!




Contemplating life whilst eating a banana....

Have you ever had one of those days where you look at world and ask what is this all for... What am I doing with my life? Why am I here - what have I accomplished?  could I be doing more than sitting here dreaming and wasting time? Probably!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Finding Audrey

New book, new book smell, fresh pages, author I love - what more could a readaholic want?




Monday, 17 August 2015

Heels

I nearly choked on a taco!!!

I know it's terrible! I was minding my own business eating my homemade taco kit tacos, obviously unaware that a shard of hard shell taco was about to lodge itself halfway down my neck sideways and refuse to budge, instead driving it's pointy little edge into my soft vulnerable throat tissue when I tried to swallow it down. Eyes watering with minimal air getting to where it needs to be to sustain life I panic. Water, that is obviously being trucked in by Evian from the Swiss Alps near France is on the way apparently as I indicate over and over again that I'm choking and I need water. When it registers that yes in fact I was chocking and needed assistance, the water eventually arrived and I swallowed it down hoping and praying that the bastard piece of corn chip fashioned into a taco shape would  not be part of my ultimate demise......


I'd just like to put it out there that although I nearly died at the hands of a taco kit, it will in no way affect my future taco consumption or my views on tacos in general! 

Writing

So it's Monday morning (well it was when I wrote this) and I've decided I need to do some writing. I was supposed to work today but it got cancelled which is a blessing and a bad thing all at the same time. Good because I have time to do other stuff, bad because it means I don't get paid. I should be on freelancer as I type this looking for writing jobs, but instead I thought I should devote a little time to this blog. I don't mean to not post - I get distracted very easily and have so many hobbies, finding the time to fit everything in has always been a problem. Also I often start many things and never get around to finishing them, I have so many projects it's hard to know where to start and life also has a funny way of keeping me from the things I love to do. Yesterday I actually decided to lay on my bed and read over 300 pages of a book I have been wanting to finish but hadn't and I really needed to. It was a bit of a struggle if I'm honest, because the book I was reading had way to many characters in it and keeping up with them all was a battle. The book started out with me scratching my head and having to flip back all the time to try and work out what character I was learning about and how they fit into the story again.... I hate books that I can't follow. In it's defence it ended well and kept my interest to a certain point. I have a thing where I can't start reading another book until I've finished what I'm reading, no matter how boring, or annoyed I am with it, which is sort of annoying because if I hate it, I drag it out for up to a month whilst staring longingly at the books that I have yet to read knowing there is a story in there I'm going to love. 

So yesterday was reading, today is writing and tomorrow who knows maybe I won't have to do anything?

Anyway back to the writing thing........

Communication

'I find eye contact hard,' I admit.


'OK.' He digests this for a moment.

'Can you do anything contact? Do you email?'




Sophie Kinsella





I need to be inspired.....

I'm feeling a little lost at the moment..... I haven't been doing anything to find the inspiration I need... I want to travel everywhere because I know my brain and soul needs it. The only problem seems to be the money thing..... If my book would sell I could travel and write more books... But instead I have to imagine these places and what it would feel like to be sitting in that gorgeous cafe in Paris and what the bread and cheese would taste like. Actually experiencing those things would make me a better writer.... And to to mention less hungry!!!!


Hypothetically speaking......

If you could come back as any animal in your next life what would it be? This got me thinking about my own spirit animal and what I would like to be if I came back. I sorted through the obvious list of animals that would immediately come to mind like dolphin (which would be amaze but way too fucking scary at the same time. You've seen what's in that ocean right? You've seen the size of some of the things in that ocean.... and I'm a bit of a believer in all those weird docos claiming megladon and mermaids that look like aliens exist and all sorts, so no thanks to the Dolphin thing. Then if I went any sort of African Animal I would be scared as fuck that another scarier animal is going to eat me for dinner so that rules a butt load of animals out. Then I thought ooh orang-utan because they are so cute and kind of fuzzy and such sweeties but then I thought about that documentary I watched about orang-utan island and the big bastard ones that kept bashing all the cute innocent ones up to show dominance and I was like nahhh. Then I thought about other animals a lot and wondered why I couldn't pick one, and finally decided that there was no way I was coming back as an animal - I mean it would suck. Yeah for a minute it would be great to soar like an eagle and catch a salmon swimming upstream in Canada as a big fucking bear but then what? The monotony of being that big ass bear sleeping in his cave and scaring people off from picnic baskets when the salmon gets old - he can have it. I'll sit here and watch a movie and eat Spaghetti :-) 




Do people buy proper books off the internet?

Because if they do I need to know who they are and if they are interested to buy my book? Despite being listed on http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Digger-Tara-Anderton/dp/1618973665/ref=la_B00QOS1DKI_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424320415&sr=1-1 and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gold-digger-tara-anderton/1120500875?ean=9781618973665 somehow it has become a bit lost in the vast array of books being flogged off on said website, and maybe my publisher isn't marketing my book right because I haven't sold as many as I had hope or dreamed of. You have a shit book you say! I promise it's not, give it a go - I've had nothing but good reviews and I believe them. People like my book. Well the ones that read it anyway...so what's the go? 


If I was Bridgette from the story it would be all like - Who do I have to go down on to get it sold? 



Saturday, 15 August 2015

Reading today :-)

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

3 Struggles Only Unpublished Fiction Writers Understand

The other 10 can be found by copying this link :-)

http://www.bustle.com/articles/101031-13-struggles-only-unpublished-fiction-writers-understand

Like 88 percent of the population of New York, I'mwriting a terrible fiction novel. I'm not going to describe it here because you didn't do anything to wrong me, fellow human, so there is no reason to scar you for life by backpedaling and saying "but it's a different kind of love triangle" as you try not to beat your head against a desk. That being said, I'm guessing that any other novice writers out there trying to write their own awesome stupid wonderful terrible book are going through all the #struggles that I am right now.

This isn't an article for all y'all fiction writers who have actually been published. I'm sure you have problems, but I am NOT HERE FOR THEM, you beautiful, successful monsters. I am here for the semi-clueless writers whose hearts are still full of hope and GDocs still full of nonsense plot outlines and six different versions of the same abandoned manuscript. I am here for the geeks who are trying to wean themselves off of fan fiction, one angsty plot trope at a time. I am here for anyone and everyone who is writing a book right now and has no ideawhat the hell they're doing, because that's where I'm at too, y'all. If you're riding on this struggle bus with me, you know all of these struggles way too well:


You never have time to write

Apparently you have to work to pay rent? And see people to maintain friendships? Also, laundry gets dirty? Does not compute???

Just kidding — you do have time, and you waste it like nobody's business

*scrolls into the Tumblr abyss*

*calls fifth grade teacher*

*finds the lost portal to Narnia*

Oh, man, no time to write! Better luck tomorrow.

The conditions have to be ~just so~ when you're writing

When there's no pressure, you can write upside down strapped to a rocket. When you're writing The Novel That Will Make You As Famous As J.K. Rowling, So Help You God, then you need to have a candle burning, a half glass of red wine at your side, and a chimpanzee playing the violin before you'll even think about opening your laptop.

You’re constantly daydreaming about your characters

I've apologized to, like, ten different stationary objects in Manhattan I've run into in this month alone.





Is There A Wrong Way To Write A Book? I Certainly Think So After Figuring Out A Few Crucial Things About My Writing Routine

How do you write a book when you'd rather do anything — really, anything! — besides sit down and apply yourself? Is there a right way? A wrong way? Yes, actually, I think there is a wrong way — and, until recently, I determinedly did it incorrectly.

Before my most recent book, Woman With a SecretI used to set word count targets for myself that were ludicrously ambitious, and then, even when I met my daily goal, I would feel dissatisfied that I had “only” achieved the target and not, say, the 500 words extra that would’ve enabled me to feel really good about myself. Because I would aim too high, I'd be scared of starting, and I often wouldn't write my first word of the day until 4 p.m. Then, I'd have to stay up till 2 a.m. to get anywhere near where I'd told myself I needed to be.

Many nights, I would fall asleep over my laptop — literally. Many days, I would be too exhausted even to think about writing. Typically, during this dark period that lasted, oh, nearly all of my writing life so far, I would produce 4,000 words one day, then none at all for the next three days, then 3,000 words, then none for two days, then 5,000... you get the idea. My more productive days were only achieved with the help of at least three Marlboro Lights and sometimes entire packets of Licorice Allsorts (minus the awful bobbly ones that literally nobody eats).

I had lunch with a writer friend around this spiral, and happened to mention to her my working habits. She laughed, and told me I was a fool. I heartily agreed. Her method of writing a novel was much better: 2,500 words a day, four days a week, regular as clockwork. Some quick math: This nets her 10,000 words a week, which I'm sure everyone will agree is fantastic. And every week she gets three days off! How could that not be brilliant?

So, I tried my friend's method… but I quickly failed. Although I was brilliant at the three days off part, I found it hard to get started on the four “on”days. I reverted to my former pattern of only starting at 4 pm, and I rarely managed 2,000 words, let alone 2,500. There must be another way, I told myself.

Thinking about it, I realized that what was stopping me from starting work on the novel-in-progress earlier in the day was a too-high daily word-count ideal. I decided, for my next book, to allow myself more days — as many as possible — with the aim of being able to write as few words as possible each day.

“Think of words as if they were cigarettes,” I told myself. “Fewer per day is much healthier.”

Many words bad, few words good, became my mantra. When I thought about writing, say, 1,000 words a day, that felt totally manageable and not daunting. In fact, 1,000 was so manageable, I could do it first thing, before even getting out of bed, and still have the whole day left.

I put my new theory to the test. I had 135 days, I worked out, before the next book had to be handed in. I started trying to do 1,000 words a day. Every single day, I was unfazed by this requirement. Every day, I tackled it first thing, and often found that by the time I got to 1,000 words, I fancied carrying on a bit. Many days I ended up writing 2,000 words or more. Then, I allowed myself days off in lieu. I finished my book, and handed it in on time without once having to fall asleep on my keyboard amid empty Marlboro Lights and Licorice Allsorts packets.

For my next book, I'm aiming even lower in terms of daily word count — which, of course, means aiming higher for my book and my mental state. I'm aiming to write 650 words a day every single day for four months. The book in question needs to be short-ish, so that should hopefully work perfectly. Wish me luck, and try not to think about whether I smoke cigarettes and eat Licorice Allsorts, anyway, even when there is no work crisis in progress.


http://www.bustle.com/articles/99313-is-there-a-wrong-way-to-write-a-book-i-certainly-think-so-after-figuring-out

10 Awesome Bookstores Serving Booze You'll Want to Visit Immediately

Yeah so I dont know how I would focus on the book I was reading if I was as drunk as a skunk - but a few glasses of wine with a good book is definately feasible :-)

When I first arrived in LA, (not me but someone) I was thrilled to discover the existence of a place called Library Bar. A book-themed bar? What more could a girl ask for? Unfortunately, the reality of the establishment was somewhat less charming: the books were purely decorative and the atmosphere was mostly just loud, although the Moscow Mule wasn’t bad.

After that minor misfortune, I realized what I really wanted wasn't a book-themed bar but a bookstore that also served booze — a place where I could simultaneously indulge my great loves for books and beer. In my travels, I’ve encountered a few such magical places (including one or two that appear on this list), but Los Angeles tragically doesn’t yet have one yet, as far as I can tell. My favorite local bookstore is currently campaigning for a liquor license, however, so hopefully it won’t be long before I’m sipping away at a reading.

In the meantime, for those of you in other corners of the country, I've collected some must-visit bookstores where you can drink a beer while perusing the latest releases.


Books & Brews — Indianapolis, Indiana


We’re all book lovers here, but maybe you’re just a littlemore excited about the beer side of this combo? Well, then, Books & Brews is the place for you! This establishment brews fantastic-sounding, book-themed beers like “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Brew Fish” and “A Midsummer Night’s Shandy,” as well as selling books and hosting weekly game nights.


Housing Works Bookstore — New York, New York


One of New York’s best bookstores, Housing Works boasts not only a great selection of used books, but also an altruistic mission: the store’s profits support its parent organization’s HIV/AIDS advocacy. The store hosts awesome readings and events, including literary speed dating – where, let’s face it, you’re going to need that beer.



Prairie Lights Books — Iowa City, Iowa


Thanks in part to its proximity to the country’s most prestigious MFA program, Prairie Lights has a long tradition of hosting and nurturing great writers. Even better, the cafe is located in the former home of the city’s literary society, so you can have a glass of wine in the same place where authors like Robert Frost and e.e. cummings spoke to the local literati.


Molasses Books — Brooklyn, New York

This tiny shop in the trendiest part of Brooklyn offers an eclectic selection of used books, a friendly owner, and unusually late hours (it’s open until midnight). The bar in the back is just a bonus.


For more click this link

http://www.bustle.com/articles/101995-10-awesome-bookstores-serving-booze-youll-want-to-visit-immediately





11 Reasons Why Reading Is The Single Best Hobby In The Universe

You know when you get to the Tell Us Something Interesting About You part of a profile? This is usually the section where most people can wax poetic about their amateur entomology obsession, or how they spend their free time building boats or being an all-around interesting human with “cool” hobbies. But for those of us whose main hobby is reading, that question can more or less ignite an existential crisis that sounds something like this:Does reading 40 books a year count as “something interesting?” Other people are running marathons, and I’m just reading about them! Wait, what am I doing with all that time?

Sure, you could be surfing, perfecting the art of calligraphy, or cataloguing stars or something. But you have the misfortune of being a reader, which means you literally spend hours and hours at a time sitting by yourself, moving your eyeballs across a page full of words, and playing make-believe in your own head. When you think about it that way, it might become tempting to throw out all of your books and replace them with a rock collection; at least then you’d be “doing” something, right?

Wrong. Because it turns out that reading isn’t just a completely legit and interesting thing to do with your time. It’s actually the coolest hobby ever, and here are some of the reasons why.



You can do it anywhere!

Except maybe the shower. But then again, these days the shower isn’t off limits anymore either. Thanks to technology, you can literally be reading all the time, anywhere. A book, in whatever form, is so incredibly portable. Much more so than, say, a surfboard, or a drum set, or craft beer-making equipment. And you don’t need a beach or a studio or a lab to do it. 


Reading is the Hobby of Choice in a Zombie Apocolypse 

Except maybe sharp-shooting… A book (at least the “old-fashioned” kind) doesn’t need batteries (or ammo), it’s a quiet enough activity that you won’t attract zombie attention. Nobody wants zombie attention. And you canread one book over and over again.. Oh and even if, half the population of the world is zombified and no one’s publishing books anymore, still...

You'll never run out of books to read....

Hate to squash your lifelong dream of reading every single book in the world before you die, but there are just too many! There were too many decades ago, and, every day, more are flooding the bookstores!



For more on why click this link

http://www.bustle.com/articles/100468-11-reasons-why-reading-is-the-single-best-hobby-in-the-universe






Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Reading is a way of sharpening the mind.

Advice


Reading is a way of sharpening your mind


By osmosis, you’ll absorb structure, grammar and style. An editor can always spot the people who don’t read their manuscript – they’re the ones with random use of capital letters and no clue how to lay out a page of dialogue.

There’s no magic potion or routine – you have to get your bum on the seat and write. Everyone has a different way of sitting down to write and you have to find your way or routine.


- See more at: http://www.cathykelly.com/advice/reading-is-a-way-of-sharpening-your-mind#sthash.JhLm2jd4.dpuf

Gold Digger Novel

http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Digger-Tara-Anderton/dp/1618973665/ref=la_B00QOS1DKI_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424320415&sr=1-1 


Http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gold-digger-tara-anderton/1120500875?ean=9781618973665 



Prepare for a swift ass kicking!

Apparently I'm not utilising my audience in the right way. My blog and google plus and other social media has been deemed a sad case of affairs by certain people who think that if I want my book to sell and do good that my social platform needs to turn into a sad sterile machine that pumps out articles and posts that circle back to the ultimate goal of selling my book and making money - which I obviously want to do, but not at the expense of who I am as a person and what services I provide to the people who follow me on my social medias. I have listed in several spots what each social media platform encapsulates - there is no misleading people.... I'm a sexy weirdo who likes strange shit, crass and sometimes twisted pictures and reading. I like lots of other things but I think you get it. I don't want to pump out a bunch of links and posts about writing that don't interest me, I'm not into forcing shit down people's throats - I may go off track a fair bit and sometimes I tell stories about things that have nothing to do with writing or reading or all the serious stuff. I'm not pretending to be anything I'm not - Writing in Heels is a bit of a lifestyle, cum writing, cum heels, cum mash up of thoughts feelings and emotions. It is everything and is is nothing all at the same time. I thought that's what it's appeal was and a hundred and something thousand of you can't all be wrong can you? I may take you too far flung places and serve you up a platter of bullshit but it's all coming from a weird place inside of me an essence if you will - I am an artiste after all.......

Your Story

Advice from Cathy Kelly about your story.


Your story


What is your story? Speak it out loud to see how it sounds. Some stories (high concept ones) can be described in one line; others are tangled webs of lives and relationships. Most stories are a journey, either a physical, mental or emotional one. By the end of the story, the characters will have moved on in every sense. Do you have enough of a story to fill a whole book (at least 120,000 words for an average novel)?


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Monday, 3 August 2015

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