The Debut Novel Is Out. Author Hayley Mitchell On The Year After.

The road into publishing is rich, varied and often full of trepidation, but what happens in the aftermath? Hayley Mitchell let’s us inside her journey. Continue reading


Announcing My 2018 Interview Series

Don Massenzio is looking for authors to interview in the coming year. If you fancy a slot get in quick before they fill up.

Author Don Massenzio


With the new year, I’m announcing a re-vamped author interview series. During the past two years, I have interviewed nearly 200 authors and have compiled these interviews into an author directory. I would like to add to this list in 2018.

My current plan is to post one author interview per week on Fridays. I have a new set of questions that should give your readers deeper insight into your writing process. Since I’m limiting these interviews to one per week (a maximum of 52) I will be spending more time making them look good to help you drive more readers to your work.

These interviews are open to those of you that have participated previously. If you have something to promote or just want to increase your exposure across a new group of followers, please come and participate. Please feel free to share this post with your…

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Guest Submission: Excerpt from “The Bequest.”




Source: Guest Submission: Excerpt from “The Bequest.”

Michael at Inkowlme recently ran a series of guest submissions during August. This was mine, a short excerpt from a work in progress. Continue reading


Author Spotlight (Musical Mayhem); Derek Philpott

Derek Philott

Have you ever wondered about the real meaning of song lyrics? The real meaning that is and not the “Ooh that’s a nice tune,” take it and move onto the next track. If so then this book is for you. As Nick Kershaw said, “Absolutely LOVE IT!Continue reading


Tempus Fugit



The alternative working title was “Dead Blogs and Englishmen” after a January hiatus. Time flies works better; a year ago today….

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2017 Kindness Challenge Sign-up!

Sign-up is open for the 2nd annual Kindness Challenge! Click on the photo to be redirected to the sign-up page! Last year we had over 80 participate and focus on kindness for 7 weeks.

Source: 2017 Kindness Challenge Sign-up!


Merry Christmas – Blog Hopping Encouraged



A dedication to all my followers, across all platforms, and an apology for absence. You can also share links if you want to connect. Continue reading


Halloween Writing Contest Entries

Happy Halloween my ghoulish readers!halloween

Welcome back to Scale it Simples first ever Halloween writing contest.

This contest ends at midnight tonight, so there is still lots of time to enter your story. Check out the rules in the original post here.

You may leave a link to your story in the comment section of that blog. Once you submit I will add your story to this post.

Voting for this contest will be extended to Friday, November 4th, in order to give late entries a chance to gain votes. 

Moving onto the purpose of this post…

I wanted to share with you all the links to the Halloween story submissions so far.

Please read the stories and email to cast your vote for your favorite story.

So sit back, grab some Halloween candy, turn on your favorite horror film and start reading…  or writing!

The contest entries so…

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Dragon Stone; Schism



In a body that is failing, a mind wanders two realities. Divided, dying in one and hunted in another. It was never supposed to be this way. Continue reading


A-Z PE Challenge Day 7 (G)

Totally out of the blue….a fellow blogger, coincidentally named Gary, has written a very generous review as part of a challenge he’s working on. Amazing blog so go visit and follow post (bad pun) haste!


G was a tough one.  I don’t know why, the letter seems common enough!  I pondered for a moment nominating myself but this thought alone seemed so narcissistic I had to banish it from my mind immediately.

An interesting phenomenon has arisen amidst this A-Z challenge.  How to find letter specific bloggers?  This spurred a google search on how to find bloggers, which was quite unfruitful.  There are a few plugins that pretend to be able to do the job but I’m too computer illiterate and lazy to try to find if they are lying or not (the plugins).  I’m not sure if plugins are capable of lying or not, but since their creators are (I think) humans, I’m sure they have the ability.

I slowly came to the realization that I would have to search the good old fashioned way, which is a kind of “stumble upon” method.  I…

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