Tag Archives: novel

The Devil Rides Ute

I seem to remember I might have promised (or was it threatened) some more poetry. So here it is, another piece from my sojourn down under, inspired by a monstrous vehicle that trundled past me one day while I was … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Heaven knows I’m miserable now…

Steven Morrissey, not content with persuading Penguin to publish his autobiography as a classic, has now also got them to publish his debut novel. Stephen’s initials are, of course, S & M which, if the critics are to be believed, and we … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Sale

I’m sad to say my experience of Kindle self-publishing hasn’t quite matched that of the successful people Amazon wheel out in their regular newsletter (‘I was an ordinary house-husband/builder/shop assistant, etc. and then I wrote a novel, published it on … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Fiction or Autobiography?

fiction n. 1 prose literature, especially novels, describing imaginary events and  people. (1.) I’ve read that the questions authors most hate are those that suggest their work is autobiographical. Questions such as, ‘To what extent is your work autobiographical?’ or, ‘How much of … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Scribbler in the Bush…

I’ve just come back from a research trip to Australia (the hat gives it away). Well, I say research trip…it was actually more of a family visit and holiday, but I used the opportunity to do some research for my current … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Grammar Overload (I think I’ve been had)

My current novel involves two separate threads; events taking place in the present, and a separate, gradually unfolding story that took place some months earlier. I’ve chosen to relate the story of past events in the past tense. It made … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Would you Pay for Feedback?

I’m in the middle of a spate of submitting stories to competitions. All of the competitions I’ve identified charge a fee for each story submitted, which I suppose is fair – they need to cover their costs. Some of them … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment