Almost there! It is quite a feeling to complete a project like writing a novel. I am not sure if I have captured any of it in my previous fourteen posts. The book is very close to being finished. In many respects this is the most difficult part of any artistic creation no matter what … Continue reading Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Fifteen
So how did that happen? When I began writing this book I had a clear idea of who the protagonist was; Doc Hunter. He is the ‘ubermensch’. The superman of eugenics. A fitting hero for any novel. Well, he would not agree with being either an ubermensch or a eugenic superman, but he is no … Continue reading Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Twelve
I have passed the 70,000 word limit! I have reached my target. Everything else that I write after this point I consider a bonus. I have mentioned previously that some people question the need for such an objective, but I find it useful. Reaching 70,000 words means that I have everything I need for producing … Continue reading Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Ten
It has been almost ten days since my last post, which is not a measure of how lazy I have been but rather how busy. Writing has been taking up quite a bit of my time, thanks to a wife who is both understanding and encouraging. Maybe she just wants me out of the way? … Continue reading Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Nine
Following on from my previous post, Trying something Different, it seems logical to look at other aspects of writing a different kind of novel. The technicalities of subverting expectations within a story do not rest entirely on moving the constituent parts around. The linear path from beginning to middle to end is very well signposted … Continue reading No more Heroes and no more Villains
I am a writer. A scribbler. A scrivener. A wanna-be author. No matter what else I think inventing stories is just something that my brain does. I do not even need to be conscious of the fact. My brain is intent on coming up with another tale, whether I like it or not. The only … Continue reading Trying something Different
An Epic Fantasy set in an original world. On the Holy Mountain of Oroson women cannot hold positions of authority over men, but Princess Saran, facing the imminent death of her father and becoming the last of their dynasty, plans to take the crown. Her enemies are greater than she knows. The original occupants of … Continue reading The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom: Read for FREE!
What might have happened if Eugenics had become government policy in a Britain of the 1930’s as many expected? Eugenica is the answer. A dark and disturbing adventure. As Brinley Husher, the Minister for Social Biology (MoSB), opens an International Eugenics Congress on board the R102 airship young Grace and Thomas are taken as government … Continue reading Eugenica: Read for FREE!
In our not too distant future, the world we know disappears in an called ‘the collapse’. Human civilisation fails. Out of the ashes rises a new society. It is one based on science, technology, and efficient resource management. They are called the Oasis. In an effort to learn from their mistakes, scientists travel to the … Continue reading Mesozoic: Read for FREE
After writing about the subject of giving my work away for free I have decided to do that very thing this week. Have I changed my mind? No, not exactly. I have been dipping my toe into the choppy waters of marketing. It did not take me long to be reminded that you have to … Continue reading Oh look, a Free Book!