My epic fantasy novel, THE PRINCE’S MAN is featured this week on THE BOOKWORM LODGE HERE Would you like your book featured too?   Here is the introductory note from the lovely Alexandra, explaining about her site: Welcome to The Bookworm Lodge! The Bookworm Lodge was created by a true bookworm who was tired of […]

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
I’ve written about starting a novel or short story, and what you might need to know or do to get started writing or what elements readers will respond to in the first sentence, paragraph, or page, but I’ve written very little about endings beyond part of some musings…

I began this book some time ago, got diverted by pressure of work deadlines, and came back to it with absolutely no problems picking it up again right where I’d left off. This, I feel, is the mark of a good book – the characters, settings and plot so strong they can be instantly recalled […]

  Having woken to find the big ferry departed for the mainland, I checked the status of our smaller transport for the short 40 minute hop between islands. It still showed a warning of possible disruption due to the (still) strong winds, but we checked out of the hotel (they assured us there were plenty of […]

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I found this excellent post on horses on Dan Koboldt’s blog. It is part of his weekly Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series, where he tackles one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Be…

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
The 10th birthday of the Kindle was on Sunday, which has been met with all sorts of retrospectives. Getting less coverage is that it’s also the tenth anniversary of Amazon’s self-publishing platform. In this excerpt from the forthcoming third edition of Let’s Get Digital, I argue that the real revolution…

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Having arrived on the island of Barra at 2am due to an 8 hour ferry delay, we really had no idea what to expect when we rose the next morning, by which time Hurricane Ophelia in full force. This was the view from our hotel window when we did finally rise You don’t get the […]

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Today, I have the distinct pleasure of featuring author Deboray Jay on this edition of A Perfect 10. Deborah is a respected blogger and author and I’m glad she stopped by to tell us more about herself. Please enjoy this special installment of A Perfect 10 If you want…

October is holiday time, and this year we (that’s me and Brian) decided to see – you guessed it – a bit more of Scotland, but this time with a difference. We toured the Outer Hebrides. For those who don’t know, this is the outer chain of islands, also known as the Western Isles, off […]