Henry Hyde: Designer, Writer, Editor

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Overload Alert: Please Help!

I’m spreading myself too thin, with a host of different blogs, running on separate sites and under different domain names. As well as this, I of course design and edit a monthly magazine (Miniature Wargames), provide graphics work for a number of clients and now have contracts for three new books…

Writers & Artists Self-Publishing in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Publishing organised the Writers & Artists conference “Self-Publishing in the Digital Age”, which took place at The Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, London on Saturday 29th November. I didn’t count the numbers present, but it felt like well over 100 people in the sixth floor venue had come to…

NaNoFixMo

Working late into the night, I’ve been doing my own version of NaNoWriMo, which I should call something like NaNoFixMo, tearing apart a novel I started years ago (no, in reality, make that decades ago) in an attempt to work out what went wrong and put it right. I’ve been watching…

A Day In the Life of a Designer/Writer/Editor

A Day In the Life of a Designer/Writer/Editor

“Designer, writer, editor – what’s that all about, Henry? Can’t you make your mind up?” Even if people don’t say it out loud, I can often see it in their faces. And that’s fair enough: most people have a single day job which is simple to describe. They’re a plumber,…

Home Truths from Abroad

Home Truths from Abroad

A week spent in Jersey has proved to be creatively refreshing, largely because I made a conscious effort to stay offline as much as possible. I checked in on Twitter a couple of times, and kept tabs on my new friends at the Alliance of Independent Authors on FB, but…

Trust Emergence

Near the end of her latest book, Business For Authors – How To Be An Author Entrepreneur ,  Joanna Penn reveals what she has pinned to the board next to her desk, including one scrap of paper with a cryptic two-word inscription: “Trust Emergence”. In the audiobook version, Joanna then indulges the…

Creating Your Own Magazine 2: Why?

Why on earth would anyone in their right mind want to start their own magazine? Well, I think the answer is the same as the one I would give to the very similar question, “Why would anyone in their right mind want to write a book?” Because they have to.…

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