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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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A bit of ephemera

So this is what happens when I forget to take my trusty notebook with me and find myself with some downtime. I start scribbling bits of story on whatever scraps of paper are at hand. In this case, a receipt … Continue reading

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New apocalyptic SF story available: The Iron Border

I did another eight-hour e-book challenge the last weekend in January and here is the result, a somewhat gloomy end of the world tale called The Iron Border. There is some more information about the process of writing The Iron … Continue reading

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Plugs, superfast publishing and a new story: Old Mommark’s Tale

First of all, I have a few links and plugs: I have mentioned Find, Read, Love, a site dedicated to the promotion and discovery of indie e-books, in these pages before. Find, Read, Love just had a great redesign, so … Continue reading

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Good Friday Links

I’m taking a day off from the photo posts, because I just spent quite a bit of time finishing the first draft of a short story. So instead of Yorkshire photos, you get a bunch of (hopefully interesting) links: Send … Continue reading

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