Self-Publishing Success Story: Roz Morris, British Indie Author

It is always nice to hear from people who have made it and maybe find out how they managed to become successful. With that in mind, here is today’s offering from the Alliance of Independent Authors.

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Self-Publishing Success Story: Roz Morris, British Indie Author

In this post we turn our Success Story spotlight on British phenomenon Roz Morris, who has come out of the shadows as a ghostwriter to emerge as an acclaimed self-published novelist in her own right, as well as diversifying into other genres. She’s also an authoritative writing coach via her series of how-to books about novel-writing. Here she shares her top tips drawing on her own multi-faceted experiences, including:

  • drawing inspiration from other art forms
  • having the courage to diversify will draw readers to your work in other genres
  • following the processes practiced by traditional publishing houses to make your self-published books the best they can be


View the full post at Alliance of Independent Authors!


What are your dreams telling you?

Do you lucid dream or have a dream journal? I have always had an interesting dream life and have solved problems in my sleep, but I don’t think I can actually have a lucid dream. But if you can remember your dreams, make sure you take note, for they are surely telling you something you need to hear.  If you wake up and can remember what you were dreaming about it is helpful to write it down immediately. Google has plenty of tips on how to remember your dreams better.

The reason why I brought this up is that I had a very interesting dream. The heat wave in SoCal isn’t as bad and I actually managed to catch up on some lost sleep. But when the alarm went off for work, I remembered my dream that I was in. The dream took place in a very science fiction type setting of which I was part of the supportive cast. My role was to write everything down. That was very important. It did not matter if I had to use crayons, pencils, anything. I was so focused and obsessed with this need to write down what was happening. This was conveyed over and over again.

Most messages in our dreams are not quite this obvious, but who am I to argue. First thing I did (after having some coffee) was write the story down. I like it and I think it has potential. So now I have my next writing project, and obviously my subconscious thinks I need to write more.

How about you? Have you had any inspirations from your dreams?

Have a great day.



Women’s fashions through history

Need some inspiration for how women dressed throughout history? User at Imgur has a fantastic graphic of women’s fashion in every year from 1784-1970.