‘A Writer on Writing’ – Free E-book and a Call for Submissions

My non-fiction Kindle e-book ‘A Writer on Writing – Advice to Make You a Success’ is free on Amazon for the next five days (18th to 22nd June 2013).

Using my feature articles that have appeared in the UK writing press, I look at topics such as:

The self-discipline needed to write and stay focussed
A method of getting ideas
Tips on writing flash fiction
How to choose an educational course to help with your writing
Tips on writing anniversary articles
Tips on creating a backup of your work
How to decide on pseudonym
How to create a good first impression with an editor
Tips on starting a blog
The benefits of a writing buddy
How to write a novel in a month!

And remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books. Amazon supply free software for your PC, laptop or other device here.

To get the book, click here for Amazon UK and here for Amazon.com. On other Amazon sites search for ASIN: B00C0GBRS6

Enjoy! (and if you do please leave a review on Amazon!)

Ride – Short Fiction About Bicycles is looking for submissions for its next short story anthology.

RIDE 3 will be published in print, as well as digital format.

The only requirement is that a bicycle or bicycle subculture must feature prominently in the story. Any genre, any gender, any length up to about 12,000 words, any setting, any country, any time period, any kind of cycling. The more diversity—of locations, cycling cultures, story genres—the better.

Payment ranges from $20 to $75 depending on the length of the story. Deadline is 31st August 2013.

The full details are here.

With thanks to Nick Daws for bringing this market to my attention via his newsletter.

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  1. #1 by Wendy Clarke on June 18, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Thank you, Sally – have just downloaded it and look forward to reading some great tips.

  2. #2 by Linda on June 18, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the link to the bicycle story comp, I might have a go at that. It’s been too windy here for the past few weeks for comfortable bike riding, and today the wind’s dropped but it’s raining. Writing about cycling seems a more attractive option than real life pedal pushing!

    • #3 by Sally Jenkins on June 18, 2013 - 5:29 pm

      Good Luck with the story, Linda. I have a bike but rarely ride it – probably because I’m scared of the cars!

  3. #4 by Christine Steenfeldt on June 19, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Thank you for the link- I’ve read the first story in the sample on Amazon and really enjoyed it. Cycling is my second favourite occupation next to writing so it seems too good an opportunity to miss! And today is a perfect day to cycle so might well take to the pedals and think up a story on route!

  4. #6 by Debbie W on June 19, 2013 - 11:29 am

    Thanks for the link to your fab book, Sally, and the extremely interesting comp link. I’m definitely going to try that competition.

  5. #8 by Vikki Thompson on June 19, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Thanks Sally :)

    Just downloaded and shared on Facebook xx

    • #9 by Sally Jenkins on June 19, 2013 - 5:54 pm

      Thanks for the Facebook plug, Vikki! I’ve been number 1 in free writing books on Amazon UK all day today!

      • #10 by Vikki Thompson on June 23, 2013 - 7:40 pm

        Oh brilliant! I knew sharing it on my local Nanowrimo group was a good idea ;)


      • #11 by Sally Jenkins on June 24, 2013 - 12:04 pm

        Thanks a million, Vikki!

  6. #12 by Susie on June 21, 2013 - 9:50 pm

    Thank you Sally. I’ve downloaded it and shared the link with my writing friends.

  7. #14 by Tracy Fells on June 22, 2013 - 9:14 am

    All downloaded Sally – thanks for this! Promoted on FB and twitter too. Will post a review when read. Good luck!

  8. #16 by Alice on June 22, 2013 - 10:17 am

    Thank you very much Sally for sharing this. I have just downloaded A Writer on Writing and am looking forward to reading and absorbing.

  9. #18 by catherinelumb on June 22, 2013 - 11:21 am

    Downloaded your writing book today and read it all in one go. Thanks for hosting a five day free offer…I thought it was a great book to introduce writing tips and some valuable advice included in every chapter. Left a review too, as a little bit of gratitude that I got to read all your top tips for free. :)

    • #19 by Sally Jenkins on June 22, 2013 - 7:41 pm

      Thanks for the review, Catherine. It’s very much appreciated.

  10. #20 by jadereyner on June 22, 2013 - 11:24 am

    Just wanted to say Hi and how lovely it is to connect with another UK author. Your book looks fab, so I shall be popping over to download it now. I’m on my second novel so hopefully will be able to pick up some more tips! Thank you. :-)

    • #21 by Sally Jenkins on June 22, 2013 - 7:42 pm

      Hi Jade, nice to meet you! Thanks for dropping by.

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