Why write when there are plenty of stories already? Frankly, I don't know. Why should people read my five thousand words of fluff when there are a million stories out there already, many of them free? You can get most of the classics for peanuts or nothing as ebooks. A person with literary tastes is … Continue reading Why write when there are plenty of stories already?
As a change from the usual ray guns, robots and rockets I wrote some 'Womag' (soppy girly) stories last year. I couldn't sell them to the popular publications - they get about 400 submissions a week - but had 'Wild Child' accepted for fiction on the web. It's free! https://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/ Those who prefer ray guns … Continue reading Wild Child
I wrote this sentence in a review of Bloodbond May 2018: 'The premise of Bloodbond seems to be that vampires can be put in many different settings. They are no longer lonely, aristocratic outsiders mugging people in dark alleys or seducing maidens. But that was such fun!' My Pro-Writer software (which is very useful) objected … Continue reading Sometimes Passive voice is best.
All my self-published books are free now. I've given up trying to sell them and I've given up trying to build a platform. Either they don't sell and I have no readers and no money or I give them away and have some readers and no money. The latter seems the better option. Mostly, I've … Continue reading On Platforms
Why buy books when there are so many out there for free? For example, there are these Giveaways currently running with some good stuff in. Instafreebie Christmas in July (ends July 31 2018) Mysterious Science Fact - and Fiction (ends July 17 2018! Hurry, hurry, hurry!) Bookfunnel July Fantasy Extravaganza (ends July 31 2018) … Continue reading Why buy books?
I published a short story. All You Need is Yesterday was originally published in K-zine #11 but didn’t quite fit in any of my other collections so I’ve put it out as an individual thing. Here’s the link. It’s free at good e-bookstores and 99 cents on Amazon. Here’s a blurb. In a Dystopian future … Continue reading All You Need is Yesterday
Here's a list of current Giveaways on Instafreebie. I have books on each of these (obviously) but so do lots of other marvellous independent authors. Horror and Sci-Fi Celebrations - ends 21 June Beach Reads - ends 25 June Epic Quests - ends 15th July Enjoy your free reading.