Lifestyle Planning

Every now and then I wish I was born something different. I mean REALLY DIFFERENT! You know what I'm speaking about: the women versus men conundrum. When I'm in one of these moods every fork in the path of my life becomes strikingly discernible and I am able to see, really see all the missed …

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Waving the white flag

I did wonder, right at the very beginning, if blogging was really such a good idea, you know, for me. Not because I cannot spell, or have bad punctuation. No. My biggest worry is that I have opinions. You remember opinions? Those ideas you feel very strongly about, those firm thoughts you have, the ones …

Let’s Talk Marketing and Small Print

If you are like me, you will have already written something you deem valuable enough to warrant its place on that dusty virtual bookshelf, within easy reach to everyone who has the slightest inclination to read. If you are like me, you will have started to give some thought to how exactly your manuscript was …

REVIEW: Deaf Sentence, by David Lodge

My first one-star review! If ever there was a book written for the sake of writing, totally aimless, plotless and soulless, this is it. I haven't read any other books by David Lodge and I may be doing this author a great injustice, but this particular book looks like he may have written it because …

REVIEW: Dark Side of the Moon, by Ahmad Taylor

Not the first novel written by an ex-cop I’ve ever read, but definitely the one which uses the most up-to-date jargon and technology. The writing style is crisp and to the point, without unnecessary flourishes and archaic turns of phrase. This is a modern read based on a modern idea and using sci-fi threads which …

REVIEW: The God King, by James A. West

This book had me fooled. It claimed to be a debut novel and yet, right from page one, the writing style showed the energy and maturity of a well-seasoned writer. James West picked up the simplest human story, seen so many times under many guises throughout history, and fitted it inside the most amazing fantasy …

REVIEW: Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

Atticus for the Undead is a legal drama set in a time when supernatural beings are no longer simply the stuff of our imaginations. Despite the fact that supernaturals – or arcane, for better description – are all around us, as a society, we are reluctant to let them have an equal status. Whilst calling …