Start building your author social media influence today.

Today is the best day to start building your social media influence. It doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here's why.

11 01 2022 / Posted by Nigel Cooper
When do you feel like a ‘real’ writer?

I was 40 before my first novel was published. Prior to that, I'd spent my entire adult life feeling like a writer, knowing I was a writer but being too...

08 01 2022 / Posted by Nigel Cooper
Spilled ink
You can only call yourself a writer if you’re published

I can still picture every line on my creative writing tutor’s face, her gums, blackened from too many cigarettes, her teeth, yellow-white and dull. Her smile, creasing the edges of...

08 01 2022 / Posted by Nigel Cooper
Be Yourself
Do authors have to be social media ‘influencers’ to succeed?

Author Matt Haig included one of my tweets in his book Notes on a Nervous Planet. He’d been asking about how social media can affect people’s mental health and I’d responded...

12 09 2021 / Posted by Nigel Cooper