Tag Archives: writing process

The 2019 July Short Story Challenge Post-Mortem – 31 Stories in 31 Days

You may have noticed that blogging was light this past month, because I was doing the July Short Story Challenge again for the fifth consecutive year. What is the July Short Story Challenge, you ask? Well, in July 2015, Dean … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The 2019 July Short Story Challenge – Day by Day

For starters, Smashwords is currently having its annual summer sale, where you can get plenty of e-books at reduced prices, including several of mine. In other news, blogging will be light for the next month, because I’m currently doing the … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Joy of Writing, How to Lose It and How to Get It Back

First of all, I’d like to share a couple of promotions, because who doesn’t love free or cheap books? The first of those promotion is the Mirth & Mischief sale at Double-Cross Lit, where you can get fifteen e-books, including … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two and a Half New “In Love and War” Stories Available

Yes, it’s a new release announcement and there will be more of them to come, as I get the stories from the July short story challenge ready for publication. But don’t worry, this blog is not about to turn into … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The July Short Story Challenge 2018 – 31 Short Stories in 31 Days

You may have noticed that there was very little blogging in July apart from links to stuff posted elsewhere. This is because for the fourth year running, I did the July short story challenge, where the objective is to write … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A New Release and a New Series – Introducing Two-Fisted Todd

Yes, this is another new release announcement and also the announcement of a new series. But first, let’s travel back in time. About twelve years ago, I sold several short stories to a magazine that billed itself as a successor … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Release: St. Nicholas of Hell’s Kitchen, a Silencer Christmas novella

I promised you more new release announcements in the run up to the holidays and here is number 2. This one is for St. Nicholas of Hell’s Kitchen, a Silencer Christmas novella. Now I’ve always been fond of the Silencer … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Bullet Holes” and the Creativity Pressure Cooker

Lately, I’ve been writing quite a bit about the 2016 July short story challenge, a writing challenge where the objective was to write a short story every day in July 2016. I’ve written a bit more about the July short … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Crime Short Available: The Cork and the Bottle

I actually expected the next new release announcement to be for the next two (yes, you read that correctly) installments in the Shattered Empire series. But instead I did another eight hour fiction challenge and wrote a short mystery (and … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Speculative Fiction Blog Hop

Over at KBoards, a couple of indie spec fic writers got together and organised the Speculative Fiction Blog Hop, a variation of the popular Writing Process Blog Tour. Every participant answers four questions about our process and then hands on … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments