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The devil made me do it…

Some would have you believe that audio books are the future… and to an extent they are right, at least for some people. Indeed one of the most common questions I get asked by a certain section of friends and … Continue reading

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Strange connections

No Science Fiction writer ever changed the world… Or… perhaps they did, as a wonder through some strange connections on the internet will tell you… Star Trek: Voyager was not the best Star Trek franchise show ever, and was struggling … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding of Authors while Practising Social Distancing.

Indie April Guest post: The Care and Feeding of Authors while Practising Social Distancing. (or How to support your favourite Creators during the Dark Times.) By Karen J Carlisle “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon, we must all face … Continue reading

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The somewhat belated cover reveal…

Okay this is not as such a cover reveal, because that something you do when you have a new book in the offing. This isn’t a new book, indeed it was the fist full novel I wrote way back in … Continue reading

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Quotes for 2020 #4

As its not just a new year, but a whole new decade. I thought among all the other things I do here I would do a daily series of quotes from my favourite authors. Just for the hell of it… … Continue reading

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The point of no return…

There comes a point, once your fully committed to something, that you just have to see it through. The point from which there is no coming back. Your figurative Rubicon – once crossed – you have no choice but to … Continue reading

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A Merry Harvey Christmas To all…

Its never too late to release another book (been a busy year for me , Two novels  and stories in five anthologies) In all likelihood the final book release of the year… The ever indubitable Harvey ‘tinsel and reindeer candy’ … Continue reading

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Writing Without Time: Indie October Guest Post by Meredith Debonnaire

WRITING WITHOUT TIME: Being a poor indie writer trying to write while juggling with two-and-a-half jobs and the electrified zombie of your social life. I often see advice for writers along the lines of “Write every day” and “set aside … Continue reading

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Steampunk and Clocks: Indie October guest post By M. Holly-Rosing

What is it about steampunk and clocks? Where ever you look you see time pieces and their requisite gears churning away reminding us of the inevitable march of time.  It is a curious thing really, to be able to see … Continue reading

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How to kill a hundred people: A Indie October guest post by Nimue Brown

Let me begin by explaining Hopeless Maine. It started life as a graphic novel series set on an imaginary island off the coast of Maine. There’s now a role play game, prose books in the offing and other things in … Continue reading

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