Tag Archives: writer

My new website is published!!!

    I know this is just an auto-letter from Weebly but it’s rather splendid anyway!  In the UK, it was actually born at about midday with mild February sunshine pouring in the window and an entire afternoon ahead with … Continue reading

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

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

Pulverate the Plagiarists

I thought I’d do an old friend the courtesy of reading his first published novel – I haven’t talked to him for years but used to know him well from a writers’ group fifteen years ago.  Several pages in and … Continue reading

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

I AM PUBLISHED

ULTRA is published.  Its cover grows green on Amazon, my name in cool, clean white.  Susannah J.  Bell.  That’s me.  Author.  Writer.  One book out there in the universe for all to see, my soul exposed, my heart ripped open.  … Continue reading

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

How to be a professional writer: Step 2: Registering Self-Employed

This morning I jumped into the abyss and all my parachutes came out and I floated free and wild across to the other side.  I made all my phone calls:  I registered, I claimed, I filled in forms over the … Continue reading

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

Riding the Rollercoaster

“I’m someone else, I’m someone new…”  (MM) There is a drug some of my characters in Transference are forced to ingest which causes the usual mood swings you’d expect from a banned narcotic:  reading Transference seems to have the same … Continue reading

Posted in On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments