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How to be a Writer’s Best Friend #8

29 November, 2019

DO

Follow your author friend on social media. Remember to re-tweet and share her posts to your followers. Help her spread the word about her books. You never know, you might end up getting a book dedicated to you!

DON’T

Expect her to tell you all about her next novel if you don’t regularly buy and review her published books.

You can find the links to all my books here at Playster.

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© Freya Pickard 2019

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How to be a Writer’s Best Friend #7

21 November, 2019

DO

Give your author friend space to write and work on her next book.

DON’T

Expect all her books to be the same. If you didn’t like something in one book, try a different series/character.

You can find the links to all my books here at 24Symbols.

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How to be a Writer’s Best Friend #6

5 November, 2019

DO

Watch your author friend’s book trailers right to the end! Share them everywhere on facebook, twitter, pinterest, linkedin etc etc Leave encouraging comments on You Tube about her book trailer and remember to like it!

DON’T

Tell her that her books aren’t your kind of thing without reading one first.

You can find the links to all my books here at Scribd.

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How to be a Writer’s Best Friend #5

28 October, 2019

DO

Sign up to receive an email whenever your friend publishes a book. Sign up to her newsletter and provide her with encouraging feedback for each issue.

DON’T

Expect to have a book dedicated to you unless you’ve repeatedly reviewed her books well and helped her promote them in some way.

You can find the links to all my books here at Kobo.

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© Freya Pickard 2019

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How to be a Writer’s Best Friend #4

20 October, 2019

DO

Buy subsequent books by your author friend as soon as they are available. Repeat steps #1 – #3.

DON’T

Insist on going round for coffee. She’s writing. Wait until you’re invited.

You can find the links to all my books here at iBooks.

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© Freya Pickard 2019

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Don’t forget …

30 June, 2019

Don’t forget that while I’m offline, I’ve scheduled some posts to appear over at Pure Haiku!

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Take a peek now and see what I’ve been writing about!

I’ve been creating Landing Pages – check the first one out here!

Missing you all!

See you in the Autumn!

Much love

Freya xxx

EPod Interview – Tina Stewart Brakebill

10 March, 2019

Here we are again in the docking port of the Interplanetary Space Guild Rescue Ship. Another Escape Pod has been found wandering in the depths of space and brought to safety. Who’s inside this one?

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No idea what I’m talking about? Make sure you read Escape Pod Emulations before you continue with this post!

OK, so the door is a bit jammed. No worries, our engineers are on hand to release the opening mechanism. Hello! It’s Tina! Be careful! She looks like she’s going to faint – it’s somewhat claustrophobic in those pods … Are you feeling better now? What items did you take with you?

Floating through the cosmos waiting for rescue, I was thankful that I am naturally a bit of an introvert. The quiet of the pod really suited me. Unfortunately, I am also (more than a bit) claustrophobic, so I knew I would need some specific (and tactile) things to soothe me when the walls closed in! Luckily I was able to fit all five in my handy Dr. Who emergency backpack.

  1. Bear: Bear is a stuffed teddy bear. A boy gave him to me when I was 20. I have forgotten the boy’s name, but I have slept with Bear almost every night since I got him. I need him.
  2. Mandala Coloring Book & Colored Pencils: Coloring soothes me and mandalas appeal to my desire for symmetry and control.
  3. Photo album of friends and family: Seeing their faces makes me happy.
  4. Carved Turtle with a Monkey on its Back:  My brother gave me this tiny figurine. Stroking its smooth surface calms me and looking at it reminds me how lucky I am. Unlike that poor turtle, I don’t have to carry a giant monkey on my back!
  5. Lord of the Rings Trilogy:  I love books—actual books you can hold in your hands—and I could read this book one thousand times and still find new things to love.

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Tina is a former history professor and biographer who now devotes her time to obsessively writing haiku. She is the author of two books, one of which is Barbara Egger Lennon.

Tina is now working on her first novel but please don’t ask her when it will be finished!

Tina can be found at her blog at Tina Stewart Brakebill and also on Twitter. Discover more about her at her Amazon Page and at Green Bench Monthly.


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