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*** Comic crime novella ***
Having been made redundant as a photocopier software designer, Sam Simpson is lured by a cryptic advert. As he learns it is for a trainee hitman, will he be tough enough to see the job through? Even James Bond had to start somewhere and Sam, as his alias Josh Bradley, looks forward to enjoying James' lifestyle, although soon embroiled in a love triangle, Sam hadn't expected things to get so complicated so quickly.
*** Crime mystery novella ***
Jessica is an ordinary girl who comes across extraordinary circumstances and pays for them with her life. As well as identifying her body, her brother Simon then has to wind up her affairs but gets more than he bargains for. Who is Alexis, and why are Veronica and Daniel searching for her? Why is there a roll of cash in Jessica’s house, and what’s the connection between his sister and Alexis?
*** Dog detective novel for all ages ***
Set in Northamptonshire, England... Henry, a talking Jack Russell, is part of a small team researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. He is the target of several dognappers but can he use his wit or guile to outwit them and, with the help of forty-year-old laboratory assistant Gwynne Davies, find the proof needed to convict the criminals. Thus begins a series of adventures for the unlikely pair. There have been amateur sleuths, there have been talking animals – Henry is both. This is Family Guy's Brian meets Poirot meets My Fair Lady. Available from Amazon and soon from this store.
*** A hit-and-not-run crime novel ***
Panicked at killing a man on a Northamptonshire country road, drunk driver Liam Ross buries the body in the woods. The man was an undercover cop. When Liam returns to the woods… the body has disappeared.Set in present-day Northamptonshire, England, ‘One for the Road’ focuses on three interweaving threads: the repercussions for drunk driver Liam Ross after he hits a man on a country road when yet another argument with live-in nurse girlfriend, Jo, has driven him to the pub on that fateful night; gang underling Barry ‘Not Gary’ Newman; and newly married Todd Litten aka Neil Ryder, the policeman who was just doing his job. Available at Amazon - and coming soon to this store!
*** Women’s fiction – 31 men in 31 days… what could go wrong? ***
Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a local newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper. Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men. Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake. Available from Amazon.Women’s fiction – 31 men in 31 days… what could go wrong?
*** 93 flash fictions / short stories ***
There are stories of revenge, overcoming obstacles, newfound and lost love, shopping, chocolate, legends of history, and the occasional alien or two. We have crimes afoot, writer’s block, characters with and without friends, homages, humans and non-humans, scratches, squeaks and barks.From Chelsea buns to casseroles, we share the highs and lows, but the stories all go to show what can be done with a prompt, a few hours, and a colourful imagination.
*** 250 flash fictions / short stories ***
There are stories of revenge, luck and misfortune, sharp edges, sticky red hands, no faded circle of skin, family heirlooms, Chelsea buns, and alien hums. We meet a generous aunt, men in uniform, a fan of Hawaiian shirts, untidy teenagers, characters looking to improve themselves, a young girl with wings, a modern-day Cleopatra, and a curious fortune teller.These stories all go to show what can be done with a prompt, a few hours, and a colourful imagination. Available from Amazon and coming soon to this store!
*** Writing exercises and tips ***
Over a thousand sentence starts, three per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.With a combination of six first-person, six second-person, six third-person and three non-specific point of view starts per week, there are plenty to choose from. Beginning at ‘Day 1’ this book has been designed to be started at any time of the year, and regardless of whether the sentences are used in order or not. With a choice of three per day a writer can select one, two or all and see where it leads them.
*** Writing exercises and tips ***
Volume 2 features over a thousand sets of five keywords, three sets per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.
Beginning at ‘Day 1’ this book has been designed to be started at any time of the year, and regardless of whether the prompts are used in order or not. With a choice of three sets per day a writer can select one, two or all three, to include in their story or poem, and see where it leads them. Available from Amazon and coming soon to this store!
*** How to write a book then pull it apart! ***
How to polish your novels and short stories – a comprehensive guide including a 170+ tips checklist.
In this book we look at:
- the components of your story;
- points of view;
- the power of three: beginnings, middles, ends
- another power of three: characters, settings, plots
- conflict and pacing
- polishing your writing: 170+ tips for making your writing shine;
- the layout of your book;
- and finally (a summary checklist)…
This book is suitable for…
- Writers of any age and experience;
- Writers of novels and short stories (predominantly – it will help scriptwriters and poets too);
- Writers looking to have their writing taken seriously!