My Self-Publishing Journey — I’m Creating My First E-Book

Nicole J Simms/ March 16, 2019/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Since 2017 I’ve been working on a flash fiction collection, which I intend to self-publish. This book will be available as an e-book and as a printed book. The purpose of the book is to help me build a fan base before I try to get my novel published. I also wanted to experience self-publishing for myself — there are

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From Sunrise to Sunset

Nicole J Simms/ April 27, 2017/ Published/ 0 comments

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From Sunrise to Sunset is a World War Two anthology of short stories and poems written by the Oldbury Writing Group. This anthology focuses on the people rather than the war as a whole. We hear stories of individuals around the world who fought to survive when all hope seemed lost. And even though fictitious, every story and poem have

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Submitting Stories: How to Survive the Painful Waiting Game

Nicole J Simms/ April 12, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

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The first thing I learned when I started my writing journey is that you need to be very patient. While it would be great to wait weeks rather than months to know if your story will be published or not, sadly, that’s not always the case. So, how do you cope with waiting months to know whether you can do

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How I Find Homes for My Stories

Nicole J Simms/ March 1, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Finding somewhere to submit your story to can be tricky, first you have to find a magazine, submission call, or website and then you have to figure out whether it is the right place for your story. But lucky for us, there are many websites out there that make things a lot easier for the stressed writer. And that’s what

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