Stories of 2017

My writing resolution for 2017 is simple: Write and publish a brand new short story every Monday. The plan is as follows: At the end of every month, I will bundle all that month’s stories into a Kindle eBook and publish it on Amazon. At the end of the year, if everything goes well, I will […]

Horror Fiction Bundle Giveaway: Here are the Winners

So we had a great gathering of readers and writers last week, for our horror-themed bundle giveaway. Our guest authors did a great job answering most of our readers’ questions. We had a great time reading some of the creepy experiences you guys posted too. We hope that it has been worth your time and […]

Horror Fiction Giveaway: Leave a Comment and Win a Bundle of Four Great Novels

Our mythology giveaway of last month went so well that I thought I should make it a regular fixture on this blog. This month, we’ve brought together four authors of horror and psychological suspense. Like before, there are five bundles of these four books up for grabs, for five lucky winners. Scroll down to the […]

The Rise Of Hastinapur Pre-Order Offer: Get 6 Great Books For the Price of 1

Welcome to the pre-order page of The Rise of Hastinapur. Here you will find all that you need to know about the book. Namely: What is the book about? Who should read it? A downloadable sample How you can make use of the 6-for-1 offer What is the book about? The Rise of Hastinapur is Book 2 […]

Book Launch and Giveaway: The Narrow Road to Palem

Those of you who’ve read the Million Words of Crap post will know that I’ve embarked upon creating a list of self-published titles this year. The idea is to release either a collection of short stories or a novel every month until June 2016. It’s a punishing schedule, which has meant that blogging time and […]

What I Learned From My First Million Words of Crap

Last week, on Friday, 26 June 2015, sometime around noon, I wrote my millionth word of finished fiction. I did not realize it immediately. But I keep a running word counter on my computer, and when I entered the 3500 words or so that I wrote that day, the magic number popped up in the […]

Contest 16 Results: And the Winners Are…

And so, Contest 16 has come and gone. Those of you who are keen to read what people have written, please go to the contest page and take a look. We got more poems this time than we normally do. Maybe dreams lend themselves better to verse than to prose. Quite a few people examined […]

Book Launch and Giveaway: Jump, Didi!

So a new book is out today. It is a collection of nine stories, all of them centered around questions of one kind or the other. How happy would you be in a marriage arranged for you by a machine? (Arranged Marriage) What can you hope to find in a childhood home gathering dust? (Carnival […]

Contest 16: Dreams That Don’t Let Go

Contest CLOSED. Last date for entries was Wednesday, 27th May, 2015. If you missed this, don’t worry! Contest 17 will be on its way shortly. So just like that, we’ve stumbled onto Contest 16. We had some great writing in Contest 15. If you missed it, please head on over there and sample some of […]

Contest 15 Results: And the Winners Are…

The time has come for the results of Contest 15. We wrote about unlikely romances, and as expected, the usual suspects were there: romance with an animal, romance with food, and romance across time and space. Of course, it doesn’t need to be said that we’re interpreting the word ‘romance’ in its broadest possible meaning, […]