Category short stories

#BookReview – THE MERCENARY: A WARREN PARISH STORY by Elicia Hyder #paranormal

I’m back to catching up on series I’ve already begun, so this is one of those neat spin off novellas/short stories that crop up nowadays, since the advent of the ebook, and the freedom to publish a book, whatever its size. Yay! THE MERCENARY is a prequel to Elicia Hyder’s Soul Summoner series, currently standing […]

BookBub, #FREE #SFF reads, #WIN a $25 gift card, and my WIP. An eclectic post!

In the lead up to Christmas, and with the exciting news that I have a BOOKBUB feature again over the holiday period (see what it did for me last year), I’ve joined up with a group of fellow SF and fantasy authors to offer free taster books and stories, along with the chance to win […]

How writing drabbles develops mad skills #amwriting

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Some of the best work I’ve ever read was in the form of extremely short stories. Authors grow in the craft and gain different perspectives when they write short stories and essays. With each short piece that you write, you increase your ability to tell a story…

Nottingham University #ShortStoryCompetition #winner – yours truly!

A couple of months ago, my University (Nottingham) newsletter announced a short story competition for alumni. How could I resist? The story was to be set on one of the campuses, and had a limit of 2000 words. Quite a challenge for someone accustomed to writing fantasy novels of epic length, but I decided to have a go, and chose a […]