Tag Archives: short stories

Dear 2016, What do you mean 2017 is going to be worse?

Trending on Twitter earlier this week was a “Dear 2016” line (not actually a hashtag).  One of the saddest was someone asking 2016 not to take Carrie Fisher, which it then promptly did, along with her mother.  The general idea … Continue reading

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Free Read on Amazon!

This is the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CE976AC  #FreeRead #PTSD #SciFi Been having great fun thinking up Tweets for this short story.  I decided on lifting quotes directly from the story itself.  This is what I came up with: The flash came … Continue reading

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Do Eureka moments really happen in the bath?

I have a huge list of things to do this year regarding my Brilliant Writing Career:  I was going to start off with the construction of my brand new website and then start editing my next novel, the third in … Continue reading

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Confessions of a terrible writer

I’m just a copy of an imitation (MM) There’s only one reason why anyone self-publishes:  they’re too crap to be published in the Real World.  You can fool yourself all you want but it’s the truth.  That doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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CRASHED

Great title, that!  I have to stretch myself to come up with new titles for my Exodus Sequence shorts – that they all have to past tense verbs makes it quite interesting.  They also need to have multiple definitions and … Continue reading

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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

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To F or not to F

Yesterday I picked up a Steven Pinker book called The Stuff of Thought which happened to be in the library where I was working.  Always keen to kill ten minutes or so by reading something interesting, I was hooked by … Continue reading

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