Tag Archives: original fiction

Don’t slash and burn. Slash and save the offcuts.

In a single morning, no doubt rather stressful for my manuscript, my ‘Extra bits’ file has gone from two pages to ten. The first three chapters of For the Love of Gods have been conflated into one and the whole … Continue reading

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How much is enough?

As sometimes happens, I’m not in a particularly productive mood today. This probably has more to do with my friend’s party last night than anything else, but it’s Sunday, so I think I’m entitled :). This post was going to … Continue reading

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Editing. And marketing. This is the present continuous…

I was walking down the road (as I do quite frequently these days), mulling over what I should post about today, and I thought of two things. Editing and marketing. It only occurred to me as I was typing the … Continue reading

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Cultural Differences – #FridayFlash

Kira picked her way along the trail, reveling in the sensation of bare earth and leaf mould between her toes. She wished she could run, really run, but David was right behind her and she didn’t want to worry him … Continue reading

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Readercon, here I come!

The man from the motorbike shop came and looked at my bike. The amount he told me was a couple of hundred lower than what they said the other day on the phone, because of the damage caused when someone … Continue reading

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A Skyland Falls – The Elemental Races #1. What happens next? You decide!

Shirrin stares at Cirrus in disbelief. “You want him to what?” “Telmin is fading and there are no other dragons to replace him. Karista must do his duty.” He turns to walk away but she grabs his arm. “No! Karista … Continue reading

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A competition for the fantasy writers…

One of my Twitter friends, Ryan Lawler, put me onto this last night and I realised I needed to tell everyone about it. It’s a fantasy short story competition with a deadline that’s reasonably far away (10th September 2011) and … Continue reading

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