Browsing Archive: July, 2011

My 3 biggest mistakes so far

Posted by Paul Samael on Saturday, July 23, 2011, In : Writing fiction 

 If you’ve read my previous post, you’ll know that I’m not wildly optimistic about the prospects of my novel being a big success.  So you may be wondering why I’m bothering with this blog at all.  Well, in my more rational moments (that is, the small proportion of each day during which I am not labouring under the delusion that my novel will out-sell all of JK Rowling’s works put together), I’d like to think that this blog might help other people avoid the same mistakes that I mad...

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Novel writing: dangerously futile?

Posted by Paul Samael on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, In : Writing fiction 

Hello and welcome to my first ever blog post.  My name is Paul Samael and I’ve written a novel.  Saying that, I feel as if I should be at some kind of self-help group called “Novelists Anonymous” where people with a similar affliction can unburden themselves with a view to preventing the recurrence of this dangerously futile activity.  Why do I regard it as dangerously futile?  Let’s look at some facts and figures:

Google estimates there are already about 130 million books in the wor...

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About Me

Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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