Category Archives: writing

The Quest of Iranon: The Complete Lovecraft#25

Some tales are more interesting in the abstract than in the telling. Sad though that may be, ‘The Quest of Iranon‘ is one such tale. While it’s a pleasant enough read, it does not really have anything that grips you … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom 3

Words of wisdom from writers a little more famous than myself… Part of a very occasional continuing series of posts with writers quotes about the craft… And because I find myself in need of inspirational quotes as I launch myself … Continue reading

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The Difficult Chapters…

Every reader has encountered these at some point, more than once I would suspect in most cases. Those chapters that just drag at a readers eyes.  The ones that cause you to put down a book, or more likely not … Continue reading

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Self-publishing: A Guidebook for the Tourist#7: The ‘Free’ book experience

Back in March, I published a post about ‘free’ books. It was rather a long one and went into a lot of detail on the subject and my opinion such as it is. To quote myself (because no one else is … Continue reading

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Misquoting Kipling and other musings…

A question that occurred to me today while working on the final draft of ‘A Spider in the Eye’ a Hannibal Smyth adventure, which I thought I would share. It’s a question of integrity, writers and indeed the integrity of … Continue reading

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E-Book Giveaway…

As the title suggests I am giving away Ebook copies of my first novel ‘Cider Lane: Of Silences and Stars’ on Kindle this week.  (Follow the link to read more.) This is for one week only, or five days technically … Continue reading

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Further words of wisdom…

In keeping with the last post more wisdom from renown members of the craft. In this case famous writers on the subject of characters… If I am totally with any of them here, I would like to think it is with … Continue reading

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