Natasha Duncan-Drake – Author

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Pseudonyms: Tasha D-Drake, Tasha Duncan

Bio

Natasha is a British author with Wittegen Press and has been publishing genre fiction since 2011. Her work includes everything from horror to young adult fantasy and she has never met a genre she didn’t like. A prolific producer of short stories and novels alike, Natasha currently has over twenty five titles in her back catalogue with further releases always imminent.

Natasha has been writing since she was a young girl ever since she read The Hobbit at Primary School. She is a big fan of science fiction, fantasy and horror in all their forms and is a big advocate of fanfiction as a great tool for writers to polish their skills in a welcoming and supportive community.

Before establishing Wittegen Press with her twin sister, Sophie Duncan, Natasha was a database and systems consultant. She combines these skills with her writing to create and manage her career in the bold new eBook market.

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Contact Information

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Scroll down to see the most recent posts from Tasha’s Personal Blog and she is also a contributor to the Wittegen Press Blog. Both have free fiction, information about books, reviews of books and films and lots more.

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Tasha’s Latest Personal Blog Posts

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Tasha's Thinkings

Welcome to my blog! Here you will find tips on writing/publishing, recipes, reviews, fiction and more.

 

Y will be coming later today

I'm very sorry that today's post is going to be late and that I owe so many people visits back and replies.

My father was rushed into hospital on Sunday at about lunch time and it threw the whole week out completely. He's back home now having been discharged on Wednesday, but I am having trouble catching up.

Please forgive me and I hope you are enjoying the AtoZ.

Best wishes,

Tasha

[EDIT: Very sorry, Y may not happen, and if it does it will be very late. Got a phone call at midnight from my sister, and just spent 4 1/2 hrs waiting for an ambulance to take my father back to hospital. It is now 4:20 am and the family are finally getting to bed.]



Check Out My Fiction YouTube Channel

Tales with Tasha - YouTube

Each week we have a theme and so there will be something for all tastes.
  • 🎤Micro stories as YouTube Shorts Monday - Thursday - for fun quick viewing
  • 🕮A longer story every Friday - for story time, over coffee or before going to bed

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Two books covers - one with a woman firing guns above the title "Assassin's Blood" the other with a woman screaming and glowing with the title "Curse of a Banshee"

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Author: Tasha Duncan-Drake
Posted: April 29, 2022, 12:00 am
YouTube - What They Don't Tell You - X AtoZChallenge

YouTube - What They Don't Tell You
X is for X-Rated?

My AtoZ theme this year is my YouTube journey with my new fiction channel, and all that I have learned - plus some free fiction - scroll down to the embedded vid for that.

YouTube used to be a platform where anything went except blatant pornography, then it became uber popular and it started cracking down because of its ad revenue. Then there was the whole debacle about children watching it, even though no one under 13 should be able to create an account, and it got worse.

YouTube does not allow pornographic content in video, text, audio or images. All of their examples say "for the purpose of sexual gratification" which is a very wishy-washy term, but if you don't want your vids age restricted or worse, your channel deleted, avoid such things. Given that YouTube is notorious for banning or restricting things because someone else reported it, rather than actually investigating properly with actual human beings, just avoid adult content.

Photo by Eliott Van Buggenhout on Unsplash

There are certain words that will get your vids age restricted and/or demonetised too, like swearing and sexualised words even when not used in a sexual context. Given that YouTube is not supposed to be for children under 13 in the first place this is very, very annoying, but we don't get to argue with it. We just have to watch what we say.

Does it annoy you too, that a site supposed to be for adult and teens is so restrictive because of prudish advertisers?

Current YouTube Episode


April's Theme - Ghost Stories
New story every week day at 4pm GMT
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About the AtoZ Challenge

The A to Z Challenge happens every April. Bloggers from all over the world come together to post every day in April, apart from Sundays, inspired by the letters of the alpha bet. A = April 1st etc. Some of us have themes, some of us don't. Click the image below for more info and links to other participants.
#AtoZChallenge 2022 tribute badge

Check Out My Fiction YouTube Channel

Tales with Tasha - YouTube

Each week we have a theme and so there will be something for all tastes.
  • 🎤Micro stories as YouTube Shorts Monday - Thursday - for fun quick viewing
  • 🕮A longer story every Friday - for story time, over coffee or before going to bed

Tasha's Social Media

📚Join My Newsletter📚


Receive 2 FREE eBooks just for signing up and a free short story once every month on Free Fiction Friday.


Two books covers - one with a woman firing guns above the title "Assassin's Blood" the other with a woman screaming and glowing with the title "Curse of a Banshee"


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Author: Tasha Duncan-Drake
Posted: April 28, 2022, 12:00 am
YouTube - What They Don't Tell You - W AtoZChallenge

YouTube - What They Don't Tell You
W is for Write is Down

"Paper is to write things down we need to remember. Our brains are used to think." – Albert Einstein
My AtoZ theme this year is my YouTube journey with my new fiction channel, and all that I have learned - plus some free fiction - scroll down to the embedded vid for that.

Whatever you plan to say in your vid, write it down.

We are fallible creatures, and it never hurts to have a prompt. There are some people in this world who can decide what they are going to say and say it without any need for help whatsoever, I, for one, am not one of those people.

Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay 


I find there are two ways to make sure I am on the right track (and this goes for presenting in general):
  1. Bullet points – these make for a freer style. Bullet everything we want to say and then move from one point to the next coming up with the exact words we want to use on the fly. This is good for a conversational feel.
  2. Writing a script – this is good for stories and for subjects that need exact details. This is what I use most, since I am telling stories and I want the words to be well chosen.

Now that I am becoming more practiced at making vids, I want to start to introduce more of the bullet point style for my intro and outros.

Do you prefer to bullet point things or write it all down when you need to speak in front of others, be it on video or live?

Current YouTube Episode


April's Theme - Ghost Stories
New story every week day at 4pm GMT
Please subscribe to never miss a vid (it's free).


About the AtoZ Challenge

The A to Z Challenge happens every April. Bloggers from all over the world come together to post every day in April, apart from Sundays, inspired by the letters of the alpha bet. A = April 1st etc. Some of us have themes, some of us don't. Click the image below for more info and links to other participants.
#AtoZChallenge 2022 tribute badge

Check Out My Fiction YouTube Channel

Tales with Tasha - YouTube

Each week we have a theme and so there will be something for all tastes.
  • 🎤Micro stories as YouTube Shorts Monday - Thursday - for fun quick viewing
  • 🕮A longer story every Friday - for story time, over coffee or before going to bed

Tasha's Social Media

📚Join My Newsletter📚


Receive 2 FREE eBooks just for signing up and a free short story once every month on Free Fiction Friday.


Two books covers - one with a woman firing guns above the title "Assassin's Blood" the other with a woman screaming and glowing with the title "Curse of a Banshee"


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Author: Tasha Duncan-Drake
Posted: April 27, 2022, 12:00 am
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