Listen to Blood Red on SoundCloud

Short Story, Blood Red, by FC Malby I've been recording readings of short stories and extracts of my work to SoundCloud. You don't need an account to listen. I've recently added one of my longer and earlier short stories, which you can download as an eBook. Set in Jaipur, India, this story reveals the hidden … Continue reading Listen to Blood Red on SoundCloud

What do you gain from reading eBooks?

digitaltrends.com I promised to balance a previous post on The Joy of a Bookshop with a look at the advantages of reading eBooks, so here it is. Much as I love browsing through bookshops and holding a physical book, turning its pages and enjoying the cover and the scent of the paper, I am currently reading … Continue reading What do you gain from reading eBooks?

Guest Blog Post and eBook Giveaway

This is just a quick post, as I have already posted today. I wanted to let you know that I have written a guest blog post on writing and inspiration over on Jon Rance's website if you would like to have a read. I also wanted to let you know that Take Me to the … Continue reading Guest Blog Post and eBook Giveaway

Writer’s Block: 5 Top Tips for Finding Inspiration

There are those who say 'Don't look for inspiration, just write.' What about the days when you are stuck with a scene that feels clunky or one of your characters doesn't seem consistent or exciting enough. Maybe you are are about to embark on a new book, a first book, a short story, or a … Continue reading Writer’s Block: 5 Top Tips for Finding Inspiration

One of the most effective ways of editing your work

So, you have painstakingly crafted a novel, left it to rest, edited and re-edited. What next? There are many different recommendations for editing, especially during the final stages of your work. Most writers recommend using a different medium, which is more likely to flag up any issues with sentence structure and grammar. You can read … Continue reading One of the most effective ways of editing your work