Turning 40 – A Small Mindfuck

Turning 40 - A Small Mindfuck
Tomorrow I turn 40. It’s something that’s been on my mind for the last few years. Should I be celebrating? Or should I be peering down the end of my long Peroni glass, wondering where the 40 years went? It slowly dawned on me as I lay in bed this morning, watching the orange glow ...

Why I Still Cry At The Welsh National Anthem – Howard Jones

Why I Still Cry At The Welsh National Anthem - Howard Jones
Howard Jones Some say that going to church is good for the soul. This was definitely the case for music legend Howard Jones, who as a youngster, attended a concert held at Rhiwbina’s Bethany Baptist Church. “I grew up on Heol Llanishen Fach. One of my most wonderful memories is that of my mates and ...

About Patric Morgan

About Patric Morgan
  Patric Morgan is an award-winning writer and author based in Cardiff, Wales. A former English teacher, Patric has been working as a freelance writer since 2005. He has had work published in the Western Mail, South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday, The Guardian, WM magazine, Your Wedding, OneWales, Americymru and RedHanded magazine. In 2007, ...

Self-Publishing: Setting Up A Website

Self-Publishing: Setting Up A Website
Where We Discuss > Setting Up Your Own Website > Setting Up An Author’s Facebook or Twitter Account > Directing People To Your Site When I was 15, I got my first ever paid job as a bookings clerk for an old paddle steamer. I worked in an old railway shed at Barry Docks, which ...

Self-Publishing: The Big Plan

Self-Publishing: The Big Plan
  Where We Discuss self-publishing > The Big Plan When I was about seven or eight years old, I had an amazing idea. Having spent a balmy summer’s evening on the fairground rides at Barry Island Pleasure Park, we were now heading home to our clean pyjamas and some tea and toast. It was as ...

Self-Publishing – Finding Your Niche

Self-Publishing - Finding Your Niche
  But I Want My Books To Be Read By Everyone! Everyone? It’s impossible. You can’t do it. Not even the best-selling authors can get everyone reading their books. self-publishing There’s an old saying that says ‘You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please everyone all of the ...

Self-Publishing: What Do You Want From Your Book?

Self-Publishing: What Do You Want From Your Book?
Where We Discuss  Where To Start What You Want To Get Out Of Your Book The Importance of Planning Ahead Where Do You Start? You may already have your story plotted out in your head. Your characters may have been living inside you for years. On the other hand, you may have a collection of ...

Do Not Go Gently: Award-winning blog due for publication early 2013

Do Not Go Gently: Award-winning blog due for publication early 2013
Winner of ‘Best Writing on a Blog’ at the 2012 Wales Blog Awards Mum’s parents lived in a house up the hill opposite our house. We could see their house from ours. Mum would often ask me to look out the window to see if they were in. This particular Christmas Eve, they’d just dropped ...
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