On 15 August, the day I'd planned to release the new story, I'll be crying. My fool's dream crashed around my ears. Melodrama! This time I used an editor, well, two editors. The first editor did the big-picture plough-through (that's plow-through, not ploff-troff), and I got it back and spent A Long Time reworking, reshaping, … Continue reading A Fool’s Dream
Reviews. Especially from people the writer respects and values as professional and sincere, a person with integrity, someone who helps and advises with flair and honesty. Why am I waffling on? Let me fill you in: It was the year 2017. I wrote a quick story during NaNoWriMo and self-published it. The story didn't turn … Continue reading What Makes a Happy Storyteller?
A Short Story from Seeking ... approx. 2k words. The Nullabor Plain – Eva’s number-one preferred route because there were no trees to spread black tendrils of shadowy menace, no long branches to scribble evil designs into the bright beams of her headlights. Second preference would be the Devil’s Gate stretch along the Hay Plain, … Continue reading Night Driver
No, I'm not talking about the review being cocky, the review is about Cocky, the main character in Who Will Rule Magic: Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile. Would you like to see the review? Okay, here it is. excerpt: " ... who doesn't like magic and animals together?" And for a peek at … Continue reading Cocky Review
It slipped by me, and today is the second day of the Sale! Of course, the sales notifications woke me up, and I stared and thought - AHA! https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=cage+dunn The sale is all US$, and I have trouble converting, but one is free (or is that two?), and two are half-price. And you can read … Continue reading Smashwords in July
Or a Weekly Wee Or a Monthly monster? Not at all what you think, of course, but how would I know what you think? My psychic abilities were abandoned to the blue garden fairy when she got lost. Like most of those folk, she didn't think I wanted it back ... What am I talking … Continue reading A Daily Dribble
This is scene 3; scene 1 here, scene 2 here. The Lake Eyre story continues ... 3. deleted - story will be out soon - will be 0.99 cents for June 2019, then back up to USD2.99.
[Title under review, can't think of the best one yet; cover due soon-ish so I'll have to decide, but here is the start (revised, but maybe not final) of an outback scary story, fantasy, light horror, contemporary] Scene 1: deleted - story will be out soon - will be 0.99 cents for June 2019, then … Continue reading New Novella, Scene 1
There are people who still write letters. It's true. I received one today. It was a letter that contained words that flooded my body with tingles of happiness. Would you like me to share? Okay, but just a few lines - it was a personal letter, after all. Thank you for sending your book to … Continue reading Epistolary
I've managed to catch up with one or two emails ... and one I didn't want to find. Apparently, the costs for Ingram Sparks are on the up (they're the ones who do paperbacks for indies like me; I don't know about the rest of the industry, but it's happening here). 1 April 2019 is … Continue reading The News