At last! The paperback 'Writing Buddy' is out!

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Back in In 2011, I approached Sarah Berry, the founding editor of The Deux-Sèvres Monthly, the English language magazine covering everything that could interest the English speaker living in my part of rural France.

I offered her a column on writing and publishing as I wanted to pass on to other writers things I’d learnt since becoming a full-time writer. After a while, I had created fifty articles of bite-size information and advice. People were contacting Sarah about back copies as they wanted to re-read the articles.

With Sarah’s blessing, I compiled 25 of them into the first version of The 500 Word Writing Buddy, now updated to include 10 additional articles. Although I had some paper copies printed locally, I hadn’t got round to producing a paperback version for wider distribution on the standard retail sites.

Now I have! 😉 And it’s published today!

What’s in it?
This edition  covers five areas: writing your book; genres; you, the writer; publishing your book; and selling your book. Each section includes references for further reading and there is a useful contacts list at the back.

Why the title?
The column The Deux-Sèvres Monthly was, and is, around 500 words; hence the title of this book. Each chapter is a ‘quick ’n’ dirty’ introduction to each topic and intended to trigger further reading.

Alison with Sarah Berry

I was delighted by the reaction to the first edition especially when writers come and chat to me at events. There is nothing like getting together with other ‘scribblers’.

My thanks to editor Sarah for her support and to my critique partner Denise Barnes for her eagle-eyed checking.

Published by Pulcheria Press 9 April 2020
ISBN 9791097310264

Sarah now runs the successful and much acclaimed SBO web design consultancy.



Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO,  PERFIDITAS,  SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA,  INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO.  CARINA, a novella, and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories, are now available.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series. NEXUS, an Aurelia Mitela novella, is now out.

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