Progress on my collections

After the brief lull last night to play with graphics, I decided to knuckle down and get my editing done. And hurrah! It’s done! I have 25 stories for each of the collections, and around 15,000 words in each book. Now, I have to do the boring bit of checking, formatting, rechecking, reformatting, re-rechecking, …

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Editing? I hate editing!

Yes, I really do. I mean, I’ve done the difficult bit. I’ve written the story, haven’t I? I’ve crafted the work, created the narrative. Isn’t that enough? The fact is, I’ve seen enough so-so stories, and just plain rubbish writing, that I know I have to do the absolute best I can with everything I

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Sample Sunday

I’ve started doing this ‘thing’ with fellow writers over at the Kindleboards forum. The idea is that you post a sample of your work each Sunday, and then Tweet it using the hashtag #SampleSunday. Then fellow writers will retweet if they like it, and thus publicity is created. Hopefully. Read it at: #SampleSunday

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Old writing

I’ve started gathering together stuff I’ve already written. Some of it looks surprisingly good, although there is the occasional glaring error which didn’t get fixed at the time. And I’ve come across some real stinkers. There’s a couple of things I wrote for a local regional newspaper competition. I thought they were pretty good at

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Publishing shorts

I’m an impatient kind of guy. If there’s something I want to do, then I want to do it now. Like publishing my work. Do I want to do the “research – submit – wait – wait some more – almost give up – read rejection … research” roundabout? Or would I rather get my

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