Very short stories #19

I hope you're well and managing to keep safely occupied. This month, I've been putting The Diamond Device (my current work-in-progress) through a beta read, as well as exploring ideas for my next writing project. Am currently bouncing around between a SF murder mystery, a straightforward fantasy and a rather pulpy sword and sorcery. It … Continue reading Very short stories #19

My top 3 reasons to put a book down

Plenty of writers' websites and blogs have a wealth of information about writing craft. This isn't one of them. Although I'm comfortable with my own writing process, I don't have a reason to post about it. However, I'm prompted to reflect on what I look for when reading books. Or, more accurately, what puts me … Continue reading My top 3 reasons to put a book down

Very short stories #18

I hope you're all keeping safe and well in these challenging times. I've been busy with personal matters, but I've still been making time to read (and write). A bit of escapism is maybe a good thing, particularly these days. Book reviews Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton The Weird Sisters of Wynter's Hill by Helen … Continue reading Very short stories #18

Very short stories #17

I've had some heavy real life stuff happening recently, so this post isn't going to be terribly chatty. Let's see, A Quiet Rebellion: Posterity is on a Kindle Countdown deal for the next week - UK and US Amazon stores only. I was really chuffed that the Naked Reviewers thought so highly of it. You … Continue reading Very short stories #17