Tag Archives: fiction

I am made from gossamer and the wind is howling

I don’t think I’ve ever struggled to write anything as hard as “Experienced.”  I even wondered if I had writer’s block or if I just too stressed to write or was perhaps even all written out.  I thought I might be losing … Continue reading

Posted in On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flesh for Sale is published!

As promised, FLESH FOR SALE is published!  It was actually out already on Tuesday.  You know how it is, you want to make sure that it comes out all right on Amazon so that you can redo it if it … Continue reading

Posted in Getting Published | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is the difference between a short story, a long short story, a very long short story and a novella?

A matter of opinion, it seems.  Short stories are – apparently – 2000 to 15 000 words long, while novellas come in below 70 000.  This means that half the most famous novels ever written are actually novellas and my … Continue reading

Posted in On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mister Maestro

“…I’m someone stupid just like you”  (MM) Last week in Waterstones, I asked for a bit of paper to write down book titles and they gave me a blank till print out, probably thinking I was going to go off … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Overtaken in the slow lane

I recently read “The Tiger’s Wife” b y Tea Obreht, lent to me by a friend who’d read it as part of her book club.  I wasn’t entirely keen on reading it as it seemed a bit worthy but once … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Excuse me while I die with embarrassment

“I’m sick of immortality”  (MM)   You know that “duh” emoticon that bangs its forehead with a fist, over and over and over…?  That’s me.  J.Jarrold is a sci fi agent.  I picked him because he’s a sci fi agent.  … Continue reading

Posted in Getting Published | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments