Meet Paul Tait. Composer, Singer, & Poet.

The Man Behind the Music in One Alone in the World

Paul Tait doesn’t just take my breath away: he leaves me speechless. Not all the time or I wouldn’t be chatting to you about him. Just when he emails his latest music to “see if I like it”. I love it, and so will you.

For One Alone in the World, he let me use the lyrics to I Didn’t Quit I Surrendered, which gave Richard his big break, and Midnight Angels, which would be a spoiler if I told you where that music was used.  Gonna love you. Gonna love you, girl.” One tiny clue. The girl on the left is Richard and Maria’s daughter, Eleanor.

Tonight, the very latest!

The studio recording and promo video for Run Wild – a beautiful song that is begging for a romantic love story. I guess when I’ve completed a sexy thriller – no title yet, so keep following – I’ll write one. Listen and see if you can resist RUN WILD

My reviews of Paul’s poetry, Boston Dialect books one and two, can be found under “Books I’ve Loved”.

Stay Inside – Stay Safe – Stay Alive

Four steaming novels, or choose to get them all in Royal Command Family Saga: Plus Sizzling Sunset, the exclusive new novella.

If you prefer your romance full of suspense but the sort of book you can lend to your sixteen-year-old daughter, try the Richard and Maria Trilogy.      

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Stay Inside & Read – STAY ALIVE

Romance, Thrillers, Crime, Horror, Historical, Erotica, Military and Children’s books reduced to $0.99 to make them affordable for all.

A group of authors, working from home as governments worldwide have ordered, have reduced the prices of dozens of books, cutting what they earn to almost nil as their contribution in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. If you want to say thank you, honest reviews on Amazon are always appreciated, but the greatest reward we can have is that our gesture, small beside the sacrifices of so many, keeps you entertained. All of you who read this are in my prayers.

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Beta or Worse?

I wish this was mandatory reading for all authors.

Tom Benson - Creative

Okay, so you’ve written a book and you’ve got a cover.

When you’re happy, do you go ahead and publish, or do you take it steady and make sure it’s readable?

Personally, I ask for beta readers and the more the merrier, whether it be a novel or a         collection of short stories. Yes, there might be a few issues in the final product but they also appear in books by acclaimed traditionally-published authors. Errors can be cut down dramatically with some effort and patience. It’s the responsibility of the author to produce the best book they can.

Before I send a manuscript to readers I’ll have gone at least as far as the third draft and on at least two occasions printed the story to perform a ‘red-pen’ edit. Even then, I tend to offer my beta readers a handful of things I’m    concerned…

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Tips for Writing Action Scenes

Good tips for all authors. I love some of the alternative words suggested.

Story Empire

Hi, SEers. You’re with Mae today for a look at writing action scenes. Of all the types of scenes that go into constructing a novel, I used to dread action the most. Not so much these days, but they’re still the scenes I tweak and re-tweak most during editing.

When writing an action scene, there are a few tips to keep in mind:

Use Short Sentences
Short sentences generally work best in action scenes. Keep your reader pumped up and immersed in the moment. Don’t leave them stumbling over a tangle of lengthy sentences. Intersperse longer sentences with dialogue and/or shorter sentences to propel the action forward.

dog running toward camera, with open mouth, all four paws in air above groundAvoid Weak Verbs
Actions scenes call for strong verbs. Avoid verbs that are overused (turned, pulled, looked, moved). A trick I use when I write action is to focus on the urgency of the moment. As an example, people don’t just turn or

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International Women’s Day

Celebrate – Buy a Book by a Female Author

Each of my novels takes months to write, usually taking several hours work daily. Research – double-checking every fact behind the fiction – or actually typing, formatting as I go. All of it requires editing, proofreading, a cover and a short description. When I hit “publish” on Amazon, I’ve usually set a launch price of 99 cents or the equivalent worldwide. So, what next? Fix a realistic price – $2.99, less than the price of a coffee because readers won’t pay more.

 

If my husband didn’t earn a high salary, I couldn’t afford to use my talent – not my words; the awards my books have won speak for me. So, as we celebrate smashed glass ceilings in many fields, remember those who provide a break from reality, the chance to live in a different world for a few hours, but earn a pittance. Far too little to make a real difference to the charities to which I donate 100% of my royalties.

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One Alone in the World  (Richard & Maria Book 3) will be published around Easter.

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