Month: May 2015

Volunteers, one pace forward, march!

Beta readers required, please. I’m just over the halfway mark in the new novella, and with four days off coming up, I should have it finished by next week. I would like a couple of people to take a look…

I had a friend

A friend has died. I hadn’t spoken to him for a while, but we go back a reasonably long way–or perhaps I should  say we went back a reasonably long way. Not school friends but a  friend you make later in…

Character-driven plot

I had a busy and productive two-week holiday recently. Sure there was some visiting of local purveyors of fine ales, and yes I finished and published ‘Song a song of Saturn’, but perhaps more importantly for long-term success, I ‘studied…

It’s OK to mention the war

This last weekend, the VE day celebrations were overshadowed, in the UK at least, by the General Election on Thursday and the aftermath of what was an unexpected–in some quarters if not here–outcome. There is a train of thought that says the…

Coalition?

I’m on record as saying I think Snooty, Smug and Supercilious will get back in with a (small) working majority, so I don’t really think so. We’ll all know in about twenty-four hours though. I have a healthy scepticism of opinion…