You'll hear two different voices in this blog. The first, and most important, is the voice of Alex Avrio, the author herself, who will talk about all aspects of her writing from what she's currently writing, how she goes about writing, and the challenges she experiences in trying to bring stories out of her head, and onto the screen in front of you. Along the way she'll share hints and tips that she learns from the whole process of constructing her first novel.
The second voice you'll hear is me, Duncan, Alex's husband, who will be attempting to come to terms with all the other things that are involved with trying to get yourself noticed as an author. I'll be taking on topics around choosing between traditional or self-publishing routes, building awareness and marketing the books, formatting, and all the other less glamorous nitty gritty things that are required. The first thing to get started in this day ad age is, of course, this website, and now this blog.
The third voice I'd love to hear is that of you, the reader of this blog. As we're new to this game, I'm keen to tap the wisdom of the crowd, so any thoughts, hints, tips, or ideas that arise as you read my posts, please post as comments. At this stage, no idea's a silly idea, so all thoughts are welcome, whether you come from a writing/publishing background and have some experience to share, or if you come from a non-writing/publishing background, and may have a fresh perspective to add to the discussion
So, please follow us to join with us on this journey, as we attempt to navigate our way to our final destination - best seller author status - without a map! I'm sure we'll take many wrong turns along, the way, and end up in places we'd never dreamed of, but hopefully it'll be fun finding out what we're doing as we go along.