Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe – A Book Review

Hello and welcome from London. And in keeping with the onset of autumn, you know, where the nights are longer and you may soon need an extra log on the fire (certainly here in England), I have got something for you romance fiction lovers.

If Only

This is me lying face down on the ground, broken, wasted, dismissed, the life draining out of me. But I am still alive, only just. Memories of you waft in and out of my mind. Your face, your hair, your eyes … A smile dances around my mouth, despite myself. Have I got enough strengthContinue reading “If Only”

Belinda Bauer, SNAP – A Book Review

Hello and greetings from London. I trust all is well in your world. Snap, by British author Belinda Bauer is classified as a crime novel and in theory is it. But it is a crime novel with a difference.

Ghost Town

As I wonder down my street, houses small, standing side by side, there is no echo of children playing, no small grinning faces, glad to be out of school for the summer. The town is empty, the pavements desolate. No footsteps tap on the concrete. Few revving cars can be heard, their music, coarse andContinue reading “Ghost Town”

Dean Koontz, What The Night Knows – A Book Review

  Those of you who are familiar with the American fiction writer Dean Koontz will know his books can only be described as dark thrillers or out-and-out horrors! Dean Koontz is certainly not the one to read if you want a quiet read before bedtime!

The Power of a Good Subplot

So you are writing your brilliant novel. Agents and publishers would be crazy to reject it. Sounds great doesn’t it? While I cannot personally guarantee how well your novel will be received by anyone, one thing is certain, a good subplot will increase your books chances of success.

Gone: Poem

We used to have such fun, You and me. Me and you. We would laugh about the silliest things – oh how you would laugh at my jokes. You were small, and I tall. We had opposing views about some things but none of that mattered. We had a secret way of knowing no matter what,Continue reading “Gone: Poem”

Writing your first novel – Part 2

  So you are writing your first novel. You have worked out your characters, plot and conflict. This process could take sometime because creative writing is an art and not a science, therefore individual writers have different approaches to writing fiction.

Writing your first novel – Part 1

Let me jump right in and say if you are thinking of writing your first novel, well done! You are about to start a hefty task that is going to require a lot of your time and dedication. I salute you for your courage and self-belief.

Scream: Poem

Deep down there is a well bubbling, it is threatening to overflow. Whirling round and round picking up more strength at it goes. My mind can hardly contain my angst, my lungs aching as a scream bursts from my body, the echo of which can be heard around the world. And I would give theContinue reading “Scream: Poem”

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