If You Love Reading, Then Help The Author Last month one of my favourite people passed away. He was someone I could count on to give me real, honest feedback on my work. I used to ask him to be brutal in his assessments, if he felt it necessary. He was never brutal, just patient, kind and gifted with great judgement. Thank you, Lance, you are irreplaceable. Feedback Most writers like to receive feedback. Unfortunately, many readers don’t realize this. But getting opinions and advice from … [Read more...] about You Love Reading? Help the Author!
My new novel kISmet has just been launched. At last! How long does it take to write a complete novel? By ‘complete’ I mean a manuscript of conventional length -- between seventy and eighty-five thousand words. From conception of the plot through to the finished work, it can take years. In the case of kISmet, the original plot idea was conceived shortly after the declaration of the Fatwa on writer Salman Rushdie in 1989. A long time ago! The provisional title was Fatwa and the plot concerned … [Read more...] about How kISmet was conceived
Follow these easy instructions to put free ebooks on your Amazon Kindle Email The easiest way to put free ebooks on your Amazon Kindle is to do it via email. To get your Kindle's email address, go to www.amazon.com/myk using your PC's Web browser. Tap on "Your Devices," then choose the relevant Kindle from the gallery below. Next to "Email," you'll find the Kindle's email address. Now click "Settings" and scroll all the way down to the "approved personal document e-mail list." Click "add … [Read more...] about How to Put Free Ebooks on Your Amazon Kindle
Is there a book in you, waiting to be written? Have you ever thought that you ought to give it a try? Well, why not? That’s why the title of this blog is “Just Do It.” I was in my seventies when I wrote my first novel. Yes, really! And now my fourth is nearly completed. I am convinced that if I can do it, thousands of others certainly can. How difficult is it? As I was soon to discover, story-telling is an art, but novel writing is a craft; it has to be learned, like any other. The good news … [Read more...] about Yes, you can write that novel.
The ebook version of my thriller PAYBACK is on a price-drop promotion for a short time and has been re-launched in paperback. Check it out on the Books page. … [Read more...] about The eBook Version of My Thriller PAYBACK
My maiden novel is called Payback. It is a pacey revenge thriller which drew heavily on my own life experiences. Geoff Summers, a brilliant designer of electronic control systems for a company that makes anti-burglar equipment, becomes a cold, ruthless criminal when his vindictive new managing director prevents him from fulfilling his wife's dying wish. The plot also follows Jim Warwick, a wealthy motor trader who is also a dealer in drugs. Sparks fly on the night that Warwick is cornered by … [Read more...] about What’s the story behind Payback?