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Writing and publishing books

I have written, in some form, all my articles (not very well paid), poems (unsold), a long saga novel (refused by many publishers), academic essays, (completely unpaid) translations from Italian and French (paid in kind by hotels and restaurants) and FINALLY I retired and returned to live in England and began to write books that actually sell. I now give creative writing courses in Cambridge and Norwich (almost unpaid) and recently online only.

I have two bylines often attached to my pen name Kate Fitzroy

1 'escape with a book'

2 Everyone has a book to write.

I shall end with a quote from P.G. Wodehouse "I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose."

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20th Nov 2021 22:41:42 (Last activity: 20th Nov 2021 23:27:18)
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I'm a published author, both through traditional publishing houses and by self-publishing. There are all kinds of difficulties getting published. In my true story that was traditionally published, the publisher raped it. So years later I rewrote it and self-published it. After writing and publishing twelve books I am now seeking an agent again. I'd given up on that. But this book is too important to me to let languish.
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Response from Crickette made on 20th Nov 2021 23:27:18 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
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21st May 2021 16:38:07
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I have written a few books and published them on Amazon, Kindle self publishing. They just have to approve them and in about 1 day, your books are automatically published online. They are digital ebooks people can purchase and read on a kindle device, or on their computer or a smart phone. And you can publish paperback books too that other people can order online. It is practically free. You get a royalty of 35% of any sales. I published a book recently on Kindle about Paranology. I write non-fiction articles about unexplained phenomena.
20th Feb 2021 04:34:50
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It seems like a lot of writers end up in academic careers. Wish I could say that. All my books and short stories were rejected and I accepted my life in the blue collar world. Maybe when I retire in a few years I can take it up again. Maybe I will write something that will finally get published. I started a new forum category called writer's support group where people might give advice, read and critique each others work and provide general support and encouragement. Want to join?
22nd Nov 2020 02:53:24
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The life of a writer is often overlooked and underpaid. While I have been published, only I would remember it. So, I turned to education as well. Now, I teach classical literature and college preparatory writing. Education brings me as much pleasure as being published. The payoff is two fold because I receive joy for the mere act of teaching others, and the students receive an education for which they may learn and pass their knowledge on to others.

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