Dealing with Critics

I got it again recently. Criticism. “Your books just aren’t funny” “Your writing is crap” “My five year old can do better than that” I am sure every writer has had this kind of criticism.  And it usually hurts most when it comes from friends and family. Though it is actually very easy to hitContinue reading “Dealing with Critics”

10 Authors who dealt with Rejection.

  You and I love to write. It’s a special gift and a privilege we have creating story’s, sometimes just for ourselves, for our families and friends. But we all reach the point when we believe in what we write and we want to see it published – and we’d also like to make moneyContinue reading “10 Authors who dealt with Rejection.”

Daft Elves and Time Travellers

“You’re on the ball now!” Wayne adjusted his underwear and sat more comfortably. “Do you know about the Witch King?” enquired Wayne, with a slight look of pain in his eye; though it may just have been  a tear of sympathy at his former predicament; or maybe it was irritated by mushroom spores that wanderedContinue reading “Daft Elves and Time Travellers”

Prelude: That what must it be.

Two Black holes collided and ate each other without really affecting the fabric of Space-Time, though that has nothing to do with our story. There is a disturbance in the River of Time, wallowing through the sludgy rising tides in the Sea of Life; churning undefined particles from the beginning to the end of theContinue reading “Prelude: That what must it be.”

University Twerps

There were just things that drove me mad. It was the posh boys that did it. You see, they had failed at school and all of their rich mates had gone on to study in the 18th Century at Oxford and Cambridge. Coprolite Studies in city’s trapped inside their own indifference; twas ever thus. PlayingContinue reading “University Twerps”

The Pool on the Hill – Seize the Son going down.

They drifted sloppily down the River Thyme, passing plenty of trees in a scented breeze, but no fields of waving corn. There weren’t many girls with peroxide curls, trying their best to become fishmongers from the bounties of the river. Oh bounteous river, river full of fish! They sat with ankles and toes dipping inContinue reading “The Pool on the Hill – Seize the Son going down.”

Picture yourself (with a little man) in a boat on a river.

Hanny had made up her mind and taken leave of King Innocent. “Why are you leaving me girl?” asked the King. “Oh Majestic Majesty, King of Kings, Lord of the Dance, and Suzerain of Suspect Undies! I need to find myself! I need adventure beyond your nethermost sphincter! I seek a great Quest to beContinue reading “Picture yourself (with a little man) in a boat on a river.”

Catching Up – and other movies!!!!

Well it has been a little while. I have not been idle but my Fantasy writing fell behind. My day job is Full Time Teacher of Mathematics and we have been extra busy with this, as we are a new school in Morocco! Part of my life plan was to travel so when my sonsContinue reading “Catching Up – and other movies!!!!”