Apart from the usual. I've been editing this story for so long, completed two other projects in between, decided to give up on it a few days ago -- which led to a long dream-session where I saw the finished product so clearly ... And all these other stories keep calling out to me, tempting … Continue reading What Can I Say?
It's my first attempt at an advertising banner. What do you think? What I think is that it might be a bit dark, the background too strong for the text, or the text is the wrong colour -- but what would a person who's effectively colour-blind know about it? Any comments will be used in … Continue reading Diaballein
It's about Goodreads and Titles. Once bitten by the bug that makes things disappear into the ether, I've become a bit paranoid -- and no, it's not about a mosquito or other bitey. Slightly different, but still makes me feel sick. It's a regular habit -- I go looking for my books, and the books … Continue reading Arrrrghh! Where did it go?
Short versions of deep stories, with no price attached -- shall I tell you about them? An aside: The Goodreads page is difficult to find. It's a lesson to storytellers -- make the title as close to unique as possible so readers can find it when they hear about it! Thanks, Li, for bringing this … Continue reading Purpose
approx 1800 words, the first scene of a suspenseful thriller about a field agent blinded on her first mission, and her journey toward avenging the death of her training partner in the same event. -- This example may not be exactly the same as the final version (or the first version; amended 26Nov2019), so if … Continue reading Glass Eye – Scene 1
It is a follow on to this story ( mybook.to/The_Mad_Horse ): https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B07KYY9XSN&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_n7GVDb3RQQH4N Or if you don't use Amazon: https://books2read.com/The-Big-Three What is the new story about? A young espionage agent is blinded in a bomb attack, and her memories of the event are dismissed as induced by the trauma. How could anyone believe that the best … Continue reading The New Story
So you may not see much of me here unless I get ahead of the game. The above is a poster available from NaNo. It's a beauty, isn't it? What will I be doing now that it's November and I've stuck the nose into the NaNo world? Rewriting, for the third time, the second spy/espionage … Continue reading It’s November, NaNo awaits …
The question is part of a Newsletter sent out by a poet whose words I read regularly. Who reads poetry? Why? How do they find it? What is it about the poetry that appeals? Poetry is a field of words I don't work in much. I read it. Some of it is inspired. I like … Continue reading Who Reads Poetry?
Herja, Devastation came onto the scene last week, made her debut. This week, she's sitting pretty. #1 New Release in its main category on Amazon. Three other categories show her in the top 100. She's spectacular, stunning, a bright, shiny light, new and different. Nouveau Noir in poetry and prose. Have you seen her yet? … Continue reading A Stunning Feat
Herja, Devastation The eBook comes out next week, the paperback later in the month. The legend of Valkyrie breathes, as Herja, Devastation, once wronged, aims her mortal agent at her enemies. This is the man who bears the tale of vengeance in service to a higher, eminently more noble being. He is her assassin and … Continue reading Next Week, the Valkyries Fly