Category Writing

When should you judge a book by its cover?

If you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, then what the hell should you judge it by? The blurb? The title? The author photograph? I know, I know – the saying is about not judging a person by their looks, but having a good cover can make or break a book. Or so I’ve […]

Subtitle, Subtitle my Kingdom for a Subtitle

I think my book, Day Six, needs a subtitle. And now I’ve done the research I’d say it is pretty much essential. A good subtitle can really sell a book, especially when the actual title isn’t that informative, like say Day Six. Paul McCarthy in his article Compelling Titles and Subtitles  says that the title […]


I need to write a synposis of my book DaySix for my publishers.   How does this sound?   Day Six  is story of one of the roughest introductions to motherhood you can imagine. Jen Wight breaks the taboo around mental ill health to honestly recount her experience of developing post partum psychosis and then […]

Day Six – picking a title

I have almost finished writing my book, Day Six. It is about the crazy things that have happened to me since having a baby and developing post partum psychosis, from thinking I was Cameron Diaz to experiencing what felt like regression back through time to become a chimpanzee. I have a publisher interested, they just […]

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