Digital Publishing

Are you a writer who has tried and tried and tried again to get your book published? If you have and if you have only been met with rejection letter after rejection letter, your first impulse may be to give up. The decision to do so is yours to make, but if you do believeContinue reading “Digital Publishing”

Letters from France?

Sitting here today working on part of my Inspector Flaange detective series and I suddenly remembered the term ‘French Letter’ as a euphemism for a condom. So I wondered why is it ‘French Letter’? Any ideas? I found this quote “In Britain, this is a rather old-fashioned euphemism for a condom; in France the phraseContinue reading “Letters from France?”

Some thoughts on Self-Publishing

Are you an author who has a book that you would like to see published? If you are, you should know that you do have a few different options. While the most common approach taken involves relying on a third-party publishing house, you do also have the option of self-publishing your own book. At theContinue reading “Some thoughts on Self-Publishing”

Research!!

Continuing with my writing of the latest book – Fairy Hanny and the Sons of Turenn. Looking back at the things I referred to yesterday as I worked on the latest chapter… Other words for Turd… Lyrics to Nature Boy… Spelling of Diarrhoea… Lots of possible variations! Google translate… Shades of Red… Varieties of PersianContinue reading “Research!!”

Latest!

I am working on my third story featuring the beautiful Fairy Hanny. As I worked through the latest chapter I found I was researching a lot of things, including @The Whore of Babylon’ and a ‘Lakeland Rill’. I also had to check my spelling a lot as my mind moves a lot faster than myContinue reading “Latest!”

Another adventure for Fairy Hanny

I can’t let a week go by without a little bit of self publicity! I corrected the misprint on the back cover, so you missed you chance to get a unique copy! Hanny is still the heroine, despite the shenanigans of Ken Tucky and Wayne Downe, the two Elfs of some renown. They speak ElvisContinue reading “Another adventure for Fairy Hanny”

Just do it!

Today I was talking with an old friend about creativity. She had just had an argument with her mother along the lines of ‘why don’t you get a real job’. Anna is an artist I met in Almaty. We have been friends for almost 8 years now. She is planning 6 new exhibitions this year,Continue reading “Just do it!”

Am I getting stressed?

Ok I am back in the UK, and I have a temporary job as a College Lecturer, teaching basic Mathematics. Now I am looking ahead to the next academic year. What should I do? Should I hope for an extension of this contract or secure another International Post? Thailand looks good… Anyway, I thought IContinue reading “Am I getting stressed?”