Winter 2017Winter is always a great time of year for concentrated writing, perhaps more so this year with incessant rain and an almost complete absence of sun. Those of you in Europe have no doubt had the same experience, with record low levels of sun, high winds and floods. However, it’s an ill wind that […]
Today I drove west from Bridge of Cally, through some small villages including the world famous Dull, then found myself not lost, but not quite sure where I was — but when it looks like this, who cares. I didn’t get much written, but it was a spectacular place to stop and have a cuppa […]
What’s an indie author got to do with a recalcitrant Ford Cortina? More than you might imagine! I suppose we all remember firsts. The first job, the first car, the first kiss… I wasn’t an indie author in the summer 1974, but it was when I bought my first car. It was a ten-year-old Mk1 Ford Cortina, […]
Latest Release:Meet Me at Harry’sDear Readers,I hope you enjoyed reading ‘Shadow House’ and ‘Flank Street’, and will go on to enjoy ‘Meet Me at Harry’s’. For those of you who are not familiar with Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, it is an iconic pie cart situated in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo. (Woolloomooloo — what a […]
I didn’t set out to write about Micky, or Carol come to that.
The rain was falling steadily, running down the small, below ground-level window, which is the only source of natural light in the boiler-room where I write. For some obscure reason it reminded me of a rain-soaked street in Sydney, Australia; a street I’ve walked down many times, both wet and dry.
As I held that image in the back of my eyelids, a man appeared. Yellow streetlights reflected from the wet tarmac; he walked in the shadow of the plane trees, pulling his hood up against the unrelenting rain. He stopped, leaned against a tree, and waited.
Right at that moment, I knew what I had to do.
Whistleblower – would you have what it takes? Whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) a person who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, […]
How To Win Sales And Influence Algorithms | David Gaughran. This refreshing perspective on ebook marketing from Matt Iden & Nick Stephenson is definitely worth a read for all you indies.
I’d seen the word, the name, but knew nothing about it. It was a mention on another author’s blog—+MJ Bush, I think—that caused me to look at what it is; what NaNoWriMo meant. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual writing challenge. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel—or 50,000 words of a […]