Category Archives: writing

The economics of self-publishing

As a subject, I hate economics. Now, to be clear, the reason I hate economics is because I have studied it. A little under ten years ago, at the age of forty, I made the decision to do a degree … Continue reading

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From whence I write…

The place I write from is not a happy place. This was a lesson learn the hard way, but a lesson learned hard, is a lesson learned well. But all the same it is a bitter kind of lesson. Writing … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo and stuff update…

November had been a busy month of writer stuff so far. Not least because its NaNoWriMo and I have been determined form the start to make a fist of it this year. Hence I have been too busy writing to … Continue reading

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Free Harvey Duckman

To celebrate the release of Harvey Duckman Presents Book 3 on Halloween. The Kindle edition of the first book in this wonderful series is available free on Kindle on the 30th and 31st. If you have not yet got a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: planning for the writing fest

‘Its the most wonderful time of the year…’ No not the one in December… NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and if you are planning to participate this year, you may be plotting already, even if your plotting to take the … Continue reading

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Harvey The Third…

One of the most exciting things I have been involved in over the last year and a bit has been Sixth Element Publishing the Harvey Duckman Presents anthology’s. From it’s inception (reputably over a few beers in a pub one … Continue reading

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A Sense Of Wonder: Indie October guest post by Karen J Carlisle

Bear with me, Dear Reader. I’m about to tell you a tale –one that will offer you a glimpse into the circuitous route to my present mindset and how steampunk has made my life better by restoring a sense of … Continue reading

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