Fun facts about Fairy tales

Everybody that loves stories will probably have grown up with fairy tales. I know I did. A lot of the famous authors that we know and love today are fans of fairy tales. This includes the likes of C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.R.R. Tolkien. In fact, Charles Dickens said that fairy tales kept himContinue reading “Fun facts about Fairy tales”

I know it’s Wrong, but…

A couple of years ago I supported a campaign called Our Books Are Not Free! Something I truly believed in. Amazon take such a big chunk of royalty and on average I may earn about £6 a month, and on an extremely good month sell 10 books. I’ve been publishing since 2014, and in thatContinue reading “I know it’s Wrong, but…”

A Short Story for the Weekend

Steps of a Killer by Karen J Mossman Hampstead Heath is beautiful in the early morning sunlight. The dew sparkled on the grass giving it a magical appeal. Where I stood, the ground was elevated and I could see the city. People were waking or heading off to work. It was just a normal dayContinue reading “A Short Story for the Weekend”

Every Picture Tells A Story

by Karen J Mossman   We all lead busy lives and sometimes it’s hard to find the time to do things we enjoy.  So why not allocate yourself an hour or two in the evening, or at the weekend, or even on the journey to work if you are a passenger, and enjoy a goodContinue reading “Every Picture Tells A Story”

Introduction to The Magic of Stories book

This week I’m re-launching The Magic of Stories eBook under the Electric Eclectic banner. It’s been tweaked from the original, with additional stories and new formating, and a brand new super-duper cover, which I love. Paul White of P J Designs has done a lovely job in designing it for me. Stories are wonderful, theyContinue reading “Introduction to The Magic of Stories book”

Stories Based on a Song

A while ago I read a book called Riddle by Elizabeth Horton Newton. I really enjoyed it and reviewed it on my blog. It was only recently I found that it was based on the Richard Marx’s song Hazard. This was really cool because my own book Down by River was also based on theContinue reading “Stories Based on a Song”

My Week in Pictures

by Karen J Mossman Today is chill out Sunday. A day to sit back and relax, which is what I did. This made me think of the all the things I’d achieved last week.   Besides writing, I love crafts and the top row of the picture shows containers made from painted recycled baked beansContinue reading “My Week in Pictures”

What to do next in Self Publishing – Part 2

On the back of my article on what to do next, another interesting comment came out of it. The days of writing a novel selling it and make money is gone. The self promotion and chasing the next sale as well as everything that goes into making it publishable is very stressful and a numberContinue reading “What to do next in Self Publishing – Part 2”

The Changing World of Books

I’ve been thinking for a long time how times have been changing and this post via ‘Ramblings from a Writer’s Mind‘ came up today. It says a lot about what I’ve been thinking about. Drastic action by writer’s to giveaway their books in the hope that readers will want to read another from them doesn’tContinue reading “The Changing World of Books”