Guest Post: The Freedom of the Written Word

Jan 12th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

I’ve always dreamed of being a writer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve pictured myself living a bohemian author lifestyle: hauled up somewhere in the woods with nothing but books, coffee, and maybe a kitten in my midst. In my early teens, I thought the only way to be an author was to become a writer of fiction. I didn't quite understand the...

Guest Post: Reaching Out To Real Readers

Oct 20th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Since the explosion of self-publishing the book market is now a very busy place, authors need to keep motivated to produce their best work, have their book proofread and edited to high standards, give their book a cover to stand out in the crowd and even then there is no guarantee that readers will buy their work. I’m passionate about connecting readers to authors and...

Guest Post: Submissiphobia Part II

Sep 25th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 8 min read

Writing A Book Review Welcome back, blog readers! I promised you in my last guest post that I would say a bit more about writing book reviews. To recap, a book review has three main purposes: to persuade (or dissuade) a potential reader, to help out an author you like, and, to provide an opportunity for reflection and writing practice, particularly for those of us...

Guest Post: Channeling Creativity

Sep 7th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

Ha! I bet that subject line made you think I was going to make you gaze into a crystal ball or maybe conduct a seance. I'm not, but it would be super cool if we did. Think of all the wonderful creative minds we could probe! Would love a chance to chat with Chaucer myself... But I'm getting WAY off the rails here. Let me...