Story Arc. Can you see the future?

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What is story arc to you? Oh no, not another technical prompt! Although this time at least it’s not grammar. I sort of get the idea of story … Continued

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Be Careful. A short story to make you think.

Today, I’m sharing a short story from one of my collections. This is the one that I (famously) wrote on my mobile phone while waiting for a delayed appointment. It was what prompted me to get the plug-in keyboard that … Continued

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Adverbs everywhere

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Are adverbs really the devil? If they sneak in occasionally, does it mean we’re lazy? As I’ve said to you many times before, I don’t do grammar. I … Continued

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Putting a face to a name

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Do you draw your main characters so that a forensic sketch artist could put them on the cover, or do they belong to the reader? Until this question … Continued

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The Hitman and the Thief

My next novel, a stand-alone sci-fi adventure, is published on September 1st, and for the month of August, you can pre-order the eBook for just 99p ($0.99). The Hitman and the Thief was written as my NaNoWriMo project last November … Continued

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It’s life, Jim

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What elements from your life are woven into your latest book? Travel, to strange and exotic lands. I spent most of the 1970s and 80s at sea, those … Continued

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The Sykm

Just when I was thinking that writing in three genres was enough, a possible fantasy adventure is worming its way into my mind. Featuring parallel universes and a race of benevolent creatures who are controlling another, with potentially disastrous results. … Continued

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