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March 2015 Blog Posts (9)

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Added by Steve Downes on March 27, 2015 at 8:57 — No Comments

New Book

NEW from Pagan Publications Ireland:  Land of Lies by Cal Murphy available on all Amazon Book Stores Today #novel

Writer, Cal Murphy, touches down at LAX. His Marine pal, Johnny Kensow, picks him up and the two drink themselves into the following week. For this week and two more, Cal obsessively documents his day-to-day happenings as well as the criticisms, insights, and hallucinations that come with them.

With an endgame in sight and a meantime for degeneracy and brilliance,…


Added by Steve Downes on March 23, 2015 at 8:32 — No Comments

Is There Still a Market for Short Story Collections?

One day, I know, I shall start work on a proper novel. But I've been doing the short story thing, partly because I enjoy it, and partly because Bradbury recommended it as a the best exercise for finding ideas and keeping a hand in storytelling. And speaking of Bradbury, I have ideas for story collections that I want to put together in a way that works as a narrative, not just a hodgepodge collection.

I know the market has changed immensely with the Internet; there's still places for…


Added by Daniel Hale on March 16, 2015 at 2:28 — No Comments

The Botolf Chronicles

One of the Positions you could apply for at Botolf-Almost-Oxford ….


Interim Professor of Greek Illogical Thought


From the Botolf Chronicles by Steve Downes


Cosmogonic Marbles



Temporal Tome…


Added by Steve Downes on March 13, 2015 at 16:09 — No Comments

Grrrr Synopsis

So happy to have finally finished editing my YA Scifi novel but, my god!  Writing the synopsis to send out to agents is like wringing the life out of a beloved pet.

Added by Misinformed Poet on March 12, 2015 at 17:45 — No Comments

R.I.P. Terry Pratchett

In Honour of Terry Pratchett (R.I.P.)
My Top 10 Discworld Books


Added by Steve Downes on March 12, 2015 at 15:57 — No Comments

Finished Books

Well folks ...that's it, a total of 300,000 words in three books over two and half years ...the Botolf Chronicles are finished

Added by Steve Downes on March 4, 2015 at 12:20 — No Comments

My Last 99 Word entry

As a child, I spent my summer evenings walking the North Downs. The sun, dust and open fields. There was an over whelming feeling of a disconnect. I never felt in the world, a feeling that has permeated my life since. 

The world exists in spite of me, in-spite of us. The world without me was present before I was born, and will be after I'm gone. My after life will be the same as my life is now. It isn't contradictory, its a continuation. As I face my passing, I don't fear death, I…


Added by Elliot Black on March 1, 2015 at 11:54 — No Comments

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Who Do You Show Your Stories To?

Started by Daniel Hale in Sample Title. Last reply by Mary Chandler Nov 9, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue

A Formatting Question-- How would you...?

Started by Angie_Fayre in Uncategorized Sep 2, 2015. 0 Replies

Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue

Publishing Percentages!

Started by Naomi Rawle in Sample Title. Last reply by Gia Lee Jul 19, 2015. 3 Replies

Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue

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New works: published and otherwise.

Started by Zachary T. Owen in Sample Title. Last reply by Naomi Rawle Mar 27, 2015. 4 Replies

What stories/books/poems/novels have you recently completed or had published?I'll go first:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDvvPFBisAA^This…Continue

Blog Posts

Title Advice?

Posted by Daniel Hale on December 14, 2015 at 18:29 0 Comments

I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.

The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…


A Memory Resides In Soho

Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 24, 2015 at 21:06 0 Comments

A Memory Resides In Soho

On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara.  Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing red and black flowery dress. They were in the heart of the…


Final Stretch for my First Project

Posted by Daniel Hale on November 16, 2015 at 2:41 0 Comments

So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do. 


Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 12, 2015 at 17:40 0 Comments


Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde hair fell over her face. Scarlet lips whispered to him,…


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