Take 2: Goldilocks #716 “There should be mention of the headaches.” Shera held her head in both hands. She didn’t want to follow the blaring instruction to swing her legs off the table. She didn’t want to breathe. It hurt too much. Swirls of pain gripped her head like clamps with extra-deep probes. She remained … Continue reading A Short Story, Part 1 – SF
If these rules are good enough for Elmore Leonard, they should be good enough for me … but I might have to pin them on the computer, just in case
I’m pretty sure I’ve broken a few of these rules, especially in the story about the- ooooh nope, nope, nope, I’m not telling that one yet. But if I find the handwritten pages, and get them typed up, I’ll share snippets. 🙂
Hope you enjoy!
Do you play on the dark side? Like a bit of suspense in your tales? There's a new story, a short one (novella, that's about as short as my stories get) that got a bit of attention from a publisher, but ultimately rejected. Which means I may have a new story for you by the … Continue reading Tacking into the Dark Side
What do you think? I tend to agree to the cyclic changes, but I’m looking at block-chain technology to ensure ‘ownership’ – in publishing … we have a long way to go, it seems
I’ve been taking in what authors have been discussing in author groups and speaking privately with a couple of author friends. My gut feeling has been telling me that I better make plans on what I should do when self-publishing is no longer the best venue for publishing. I wish I could dig up a comment someone had made back in 2010 about trends in publishing because what he said seems to be playing out in front of me. But one thing he said was that self-publishing would take off for a while, and then there would be a point where it went into decline. From the decline would come the resurgence of traditional publishers.
I have to admit, I thought that guy had a gloomy outlook on things at the time. Nevertheless, his words had stuck with me over the years, and the more I look around at what’s…
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Previous scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Lyra took a deep breath and squinted. She choked back a gasp and used one hand to grip her throat. It had to look good. They had to think she’d tried something and failed. That any barrier they’d placed on her prison were sound and impenetrable. She couldn’t … Continue reading Silence (scene 6)
For the previous scenes: 1, 2, 3 , 4. If the position was clear that Lyra wouldn’t be permitted to use her normal senses, she’d play along. A bit. Not too much. She’d let them think she was gone, undone, remorseful. Not a danger to a young mind — or an old one! After all, she’d twisted … Continue reading Silence (Scene 5)
The previous scenes: 1, 2, 3 Both hands flew to Lyra’s mouth as she realised the potential meaning. Was this forever? Was she stuck in a portion, a between-moment of the leafverse? A point where it was broken? Could they do that? Was it legal? No, of course it wasn’t. And apart from that, if … Continue reading Silence (Scene 4)
This is the reality, the real deal – the amount of time wasted asking people to tell you the word that’s in the head but just won’t pop out … until 0300 in the blessed AM – Gah!
Scene 2 here Scene 1 here Walking wasn’t easy in the constant drizzle, and with no shoes it was worse. The cold was something Lyra did feel, and it wasn’t what she wanted or needed. It drained her, took energy she needed to search, to maintain the map in her head. The third time she … Continue reading Silence (Scene 3)
Join the party! Share, swim dangerous waters, dive right in – It’s Indie Book Month!
On Twitter, there is a movement called #IndieApril, so I thought it was a good idea to import to WordPress. Independent writers are the growing force in publishing, so please take this opportunity to publicize and promote your work!
I want to offer an opportunity for all writers who follow this blog to share information on their books. It can be very difficult to generate publicity for our writing, so I thought this little effort might help. All books may be mentioned, and there is no restriction on genre. This encompasses fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction. If I have neglected to mention a genre, please consider it to be included.
To participate, simply give your name, your book, information about it, and where to purchase it in the comments section. Then please be willing to reblog and/or tweet this post. The more people that see it, the more publicity…
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