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Basic Plots: Quest


Originally posted on Story Empire:
Ciao, SEers. Today we’re going to discuss our fifth of the Seven Basic Plots as defined by Christopher Booker. If you’ve missed the others, you can find them here: Rebirth, Tragedy, Comedy, and Voyage and…

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YOUR LAST BREATH – Blackmail Excerpt


  YOUR LAST BREATH – Blackmail excerpt. Rushing from the second bedroom, where the computer is set up, back to Amy’s room, Robbie shakes his head in frustration. “Damn! The most important one doesn’t seem to be working again.” He … Continue reading

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A Case For Adjectives?


In writing circles experts frown upon using too many adjectives. This is from an English lesson I did many years ago. Oddly enough, I gained a tick for each adjective used. My question is how would this story be without … Continue reading

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Sprinkling fairy dust


Originally posted on SARAH MARIE GRAYE:
I still have some current editions of The Second Cup in paperback, so I tagged my books with Book Fairies (links to website) stickers and spent the day wandering round the beach at Herne…

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Three Brilliant Ways for Authors to Co-Promote


  After a discussion in a Facebook author group in late November, I decided to start a co-promotion group called the Tweeting Co-Promotion Group. Not very original, but it says what we do. We’ve been operating just 2 months and … Continue reading

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Tweeting Co-Promotion

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Originally posted on Rainne's Ramblings:
Today I’m going to introduce you to a group, on Facebook, that I am part of. It’s a recently formed group and we are still finding our feet, but it’s a good group with…

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Swirling Leaves of Autumn’s Wind


Swirling Leaves of Autumn’s Wind Swirling leaves of autumn’s wind Fly and dance in circles, Levitating from the ground They dance around your ankles. Rush indoors, escape the blast Of whipping, churning air. Close the door, ensure it’s fast Time … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 2nd Entry


This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 1st Entry


This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was it the negative reactions … Continue reading

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Do Murder Thrillers Encourage Some People to Kill


The horrifying news about Jemma Lilley, originally from Lincolnshire, UK, killing autistic boy, Aaron Pajich, at her home in Perth because she wanted to feel euphoric, appalls me. http://ind.pn/2lWh91Z I’m beginning to worry what effect books like my dark thriller … Continue reading

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY MOMENT – 08.28.17


Source: MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY MOMENT – 08.28.17

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Lancashire Humour -Wet, Wet, Wet


We walked out of the chippy unable to speak, we had tears in our eyes. It was not the price or an Atlantic Cod shortage causing this emotional moment, we had just said goodbye to Mr Chow, proprietor of Chow’s … Continue reading

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Best Way Yet to Make Sure Your Posts Are Reblogged


  Co-operative Reblogging How many of us have spent precious time perfecting a post for our website only to have it seen once, and then sink neglected in the blog graveyard? Few people may have actually seen the post, and … Continue reading

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Author’s Dilemma


Author’s Dilemma In Appreciation of My Blogging Friends Oh! What am I doing? I swore I never would Broadcast my whole life in sight of every hood. “You’ll be taking a risk,” So everybody said. “They’ll know about you,” They’re … Continue reading

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Something to Whet Your appetite for Halloween!


Halloween is a mere few days away.  Here’s an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’ to put you in a scary mood. Note – American serial-killer, Raymond Lang , has fled to England to avoid capture. The mix of British English … Continue reading

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FINALLY, IN ENGLAND…


Finally, in England I’m delighted, over the moon, excited beyond belief, and chuffed to bits as we say in good old Blighty.  My second book has received its first review on the Amazon United Kingdom site. (sigh of relief) I … Continue reading

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I May Not Tell You I Love You


I May Not Tell You I Love You  Carole Parkes I may not tell you I love you Perfect husband of many years, But you see the peaceful calm we have And also the lack of tears.   I may … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading


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WANTED POSTER- DANGEROUS SERIAL KILLER


WANTED      American born serial killer, Raymond Thomas Lang Junior Last seen in the county of Lancashire, England Believed to be the main fictional character in the thriller/suspense novel ‘YOUR LAST BREATH‘ Widespread rumours claim Raymond Lang is currently hiding … Continue reading

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Updated Cover Reveal for ‘TISSUE OF LIES’


Updated Cover To coincide with my new collaborated book’s launch tomorrow, 23rd December, I’ve updated the cover on my first book ‘Tissue of Lies’.   I have made it clear it’s a new cover. See the blurb on the Amazon … Continue reading

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