Scene 1 Scene 2 The new sign, bright white background with thick black letters, was very simple: Horse. It should be enough to pique some interest. Either to ask questions, or bring people. If she was lucky, someone who’d tell Hella she couldn’t do anything with him because he wasn’t hers. If one … Continue reading Scene 3: The Old Lady & the Mad Horse
Because I'm on a deadline to get a novella finished within the next nine (9!) days, I'm going to share the first scene from one of the new Australian-background stories. Enjoy. Australiana, Women's Fiction - oh, and the title may change (and this is first draft, so I'm happy to take feedback and comments - … Continue reading Scene 1: The Old Lady and the Mad Horse
Don't forget the Smashwords Summer-Winter sale! There's one free book of short stories, and four books reduced by half, but only for July, so if you're late, you're too late. My favourite is Agoness (oh, and Picquet, and Not on the Cards, and even though I will probably never do another Allegory, I quite like … Continue reading This-post-will-self-destruct-in-5-4-3-2-1
Some stories are a moment in time, captured and played out like a piece of music. An introduction (maybe), a central section where all the notes are dispersed into the world, and into the finale, the wind-down. There may be no other structure to a MOT story, but they are usually well understood. A mother … Continue reading A Moment in Time
If you read the previous post, it was a link to a question, a need, that comes with the dream of all Indie authors. Where and How do Indie Authors find readers for our works? Simple question. Before you think of coming up with the discussions on sites and publicity, freebies and talks -- wait! … Continue reading Courage, Stupidity, or Cowardice?
Last week saw the finalisation of Picquet. It's done. Published (and on half-price at Smashwords - July only - just in case you didn't know) - with an excerpt at WattPad. Now, that's all well and good, but ... what next? I've struggled with the Wild Hunt story and can't find the passion that's needed. And … Continue reading The Search Is On
The moment has come. Picquet is published. The e-book is out there. And Smashwords has it half-price for the July Summer-Winter Sale. A new world, a dangerous place mistakenly assessed as suitable for human colonisation. An inexperienced corporal must lead a motley group of civilians to the only possible point of extraction. Mistake, or exile? Corporal … Continue reading It’s A-Live!!!
That's Review, Revise, Rewrite (not the aaaaaarrrrrrsss you were thinking!). This is the last day (a bit hopeful there, but always the optimist) of that stage for the new story - Picquet. It always takes a while - in the beginning, it was about a week (or two), now it's down to three days. Yep … Continue reading Three R’s And a New —–!
1-31 July 2018 And these are the books I'll have in it: Fantasy, battle Fantasy, red desert Fantasy Allegory, Australian fauna Soft sci-fi, urban fantasy, tarot cards A new book will be published in July: A new world, a dangerous place mistakenly assessed as suitable for … Continue reading It’s That Time – SmashWords Summer-Winter Sale July 1-31
There are many stories waiting for you to read them. Hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions. They are as different as each human is, and yet they carry the same shape of story as the time of dancing around a fire and singing the message. Story is how we teach, how we learn, how we … Continue reading Would you like to hear a story?