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Harvey Duckman Presents: Volume 8

Originally posted on Ben Sawyer:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09DTC9ZMR?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_7&storeType=ebooks Looking to escape to another world with a super fast read? Looking for urban fantasy that is a bit different? Or weird stories to make you think? Wanting to discover speculative fiction from writers…

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Naming the Novel

Originally posted on Ben Sawyer:
“It’s as good a name as any. And I’m not likely to forget it. That happens sometimes.” When I first put this site together, I wrote a sentence that has more or less been there…

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Talking about: writing short stories

How do you go about writing short stories? This was the other question the Harvey Duckman writers set out to answer at Scarborough scifi online 2021. Of course, this is a complex subject and every writer has their own views … Continue reading

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The Elf King’s Thingy part 5

The Elf King’s Thingy Part V When the worlds were young slipping between them was more commonplace, they were closer then. Slipping between the lands of the fea and what those strange humans called the real world did not require … Continue reading

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Writing True Stories: A guest post by Kate Baucherel

As your mostly likely aware, on occasion I throw my blog open to guest posts from fellow authors. Normally these only happen in April and October, but when they have something new and exciting out it would be a shame … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Yoole-Girthol – Holly Trinity and the Ghosts of York at Christmas

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She lowered her phone and glanced at the screen. What she saw there provoked a cry of sheer joy that echoed around the empty church as she leapt into the air. “Holy mother of flip,…

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The Unlimited Question…

I frequent my fair share of authors forums, both live chat get togethers and on things like twitter and Facebook. In these forums a question that comes up fairly often from newer authors is whether or not it is worth … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Or how to first draft…

Originally posted on The Passing Place:
With November less than a month away, and in the mildly self-aggrandizing of attempting to offer some advice to budding writers… This is the story of how I managed to write my first novel. It…

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Through The Gates Of The Silver Key : TCL 63

Okay, before we start, let me just reiterate once more, Randolph ‘bloody’ Carter… I am, as astute readers of previous blogs in this series may remember, not the biggest fan of Lovecraft’s ‘dreamlands’ stories. Nor am I a huge fan … Continue reading

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October reading…

A couple of weeks ago I decided on little more than a whim to take a dip into the well of nostalgia and reread an old favourite ‘Pawn of Prophecy’. It a book I first read when I was a … Continue reading

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