Free Short Story Audiobook - and more

Hello from London,I promised I'd do it, so here it is. The audiobook of my short story, "Shadows" is now available and you can listen to it by clicking on the button below.A few words about it before you click, if you don't mind... Or skip to the blu...

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Apr 08, 2021
Review: Alice in Borderland

Netflix been a blessing during the pandemic. It’s brought us a huge variety of entertainment. When it ran out of Western shows to feed our ever-present need for distraction, there was an entire realm of foreign-language fiction to discover. Among the...

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Mar 30, 2021
Short Story Audio Ambitions

Hello from London,I've recorded my story "Shadows" at home, using my closet as a sound booth. That sounds exactly as weird as it felt at the time, talking into a microphone nestled among a lot of hanging clothes.Recording this way is necessary becaus...

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Mar 30, 2021
The Agony of Hope // Last of the Weekly Emails

Hello from London,As I mentioned last week, this will be the last weekly newsletter, and from here on you will receive these emails fortnightly.The feedback I received on this move was generally positive. I have a deep respect for those of you subscr...

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Mar 12, 2021
End of the Interlude // Newsletter Changes // Free Books

Hello from London,I started writing this newsletter during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stuck at home, I had the opportunity to focus on my readers and my writing in a way that I hadn't before.The pandemic, and it's associated lifestyle changes, is gradual...

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Mar 07, 2021
Short Story Writing for Fun and No Profit

Hello from London,Some time ago, wanting the satisfaction of seeing some finished work, I turned my attention to short stories, while still working on longer works in the background.It's a very different form of writing. "Obviously", you might say, b...

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Feb 25, 2021
Review: The Mask of Mirrors by M.A.Carrick

The Mask of Mirrors is a rich and thickly-embroidered story of intrigue, conspiracy and magic woven throughout a Venetian city where religion and magic are as much a part of the city as the cobblestones themselves. Into this society divided by class,...

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Feb 16, 2021
Review: Shadow in the Cloud

Tricky, Tricky. There’s a lot to like about Shadow in the Cloud, including a great performance by Chloe Grace Moretz. There are also some ballsy special effects that took a historical war setting and injected some almost-Marvel-like magic, however un...

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Feb 06, 2021
A Few Lessons Learned Over The Course Of A Year

I’ve been writing short stories for a long time, and scratching out story ideas for even longer. Long before I started writing the things you’ve read. Given that experience, you might think that I knew a lot about writing. In some ways I did, but in...

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Jan 31, 2021
Review: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Christopher Paolini

To Sleep is a Sea of Stars is the science fiction debut of Christopher Paolini, formerly better known for his fantasy works, entitled “The Inheritance Cycle”: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance. Paolini’s original four works were started when h...

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Dec 31, 2020
Review: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

After the fumbling, fraught and frustrating exercise of launching my own book, I really wanted to immerse myself in someone else’s work. To find something to read, I did what I often do and turned to the Guardian Newspaper’s ‘Best Recent Science Fict...

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Dec 22, 2020
Emily Voss Volume 1 Released!

I’m proud to announce that Episodes 1, 2 and 3 of my Emily Voss series were released today on Amazon. You can pick the book up here: In case you’re unsure this style of writing is for you, and you’d like a little taste before you take the plunge, you...

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Dec 18, 2020
ARC Readers Wanted (a.k.a. Free Book Available)

I am approaching the launch of my Emily Voss novel, containing the first three stories, for a total of about 30,000 words. This makes it between half and two-thirds as long as a full-length novel. The three stories are of approximately equal length,...

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Dec 09, 2020

I’ve been considering recording some of my short stories as audiobooks. I could go about this in two ways. I could either outsource the recording work to someone who is a professional voice artist, or I could read them myself with the equipment I hav...

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Nov 19, 2020