Taking A Break

Hi A Blogger's Books readers, subscribers and stop-by-ers. I'm taking a break from this blog until the end of the year to pursue my writing and editing, and to concentrate on getting stronger as I've been unwell for quite some time.

As you know, my inspirational memoir, Sunday's Child was published earlier this year by Pulse Publishing. I also signed a contract with a separate publishing company to release my health book. At the moment I'm actively sending out my Baby Diaries - A Guide For New Mothers manuscript to potential publishers and have started editing the follow-up to Sunday's Child.

5 Reasons To Have A Crap Blog

Everyone talks about how great it is to have a highly-rated blog. All the big SEO big cats out there extol the virtue of making your blog so 'friendly' to search engines, Google's mother must be blushing with embarrassment. I want to show you 5 reasons to have a crap blog. If these don't convince you, I don't know what will!

Ignore all the SEO advice. Ignore Google, his mother and all his friends. I assure you, you will benefit greatly from doing so.

Why you too should have a crap blog

No spammy comments
No one visits so you don't have to worry about spam comments filling up your spam box. You'll save yourself the precious time you spend answering two-word comments people leave on your blog, just so they can stick up their own crappy links on your site. I deleted more than 1,500 spam comments from this blog this week. 

5 Criminal-Minded Characters Classed as Heroes

Are you writing or reading a book? Think about this: What makes a criminal-minded character? What makes a character a hero? 

Is someone like Puss in Boots or Jack (as in beanstalk) a hero? Traditional stories have conditioned us to believe that the character who comes out alive and well in the end is the one we should admire most. But does this constitute a character of substance, or just a wily individual willing to ‘do whatever it takes’ to be the last person standing? 

Today when we write characters we attempt to represent admirable qualities with human blemishes. These are our heroes because they are the people we aspire to be, despite the fears and faults we keep hidden in our hearts. Fairy stories were the complete opposite. Criminal-minded characters were many times classed as the heroes of said tales. For authors or interested parties, go here to see how writers build their characters.

Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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