Friday, 24 August 2012

Monied Waters Book Promo Video

Here's a new promo video for Monied Waters

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The worst opening sentences of novels for 2012

The 2012 winners of the worst opening sentance of any novel has just been announced by The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2012
 is the latest in an annual series of competitions to find the worst-possible opening sentence to a novel.
The competition has been run since 1982, and is sponsored by the English department at San Jose State University. It is named after the Victorian novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, who wrote the immortal opening line "It was a dark and stormy night." All are welcome to enter.

You can read more here

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


No, I'm not channeling the thoughts of a 14 year old for a YA novel, although maybe that's not a bad idea. Writing about teenage hormones seems to be a money spinner. But I digress. Text speak maybe relatively new (circa 1994?), but abbreviations in writing have been around for long time, even if they did have to spell out the full meaning later.
Check this out from 1917.
Whilst most common abbreviations come from the late 80's and early 90's when they were first used in chat room on BBS, terms such as FRAG (used in first person shoot-em ups) have their origins as far back as 1918 before gaining traction in the 1970's and the Vietnam war.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New Harry Patterson Adventure - Monied Waters

The new Harry Patterson novel will be available on Amazon on August 2nd, however if you want to review it in return for a free copy then leave a comment below.

As the Crow Dies audio intro

The intro to As the Crow Dies is now available on Chirbit -