It’s time to sign up for a free advance copy of my Istanbul thriller “Palladium”. Publication of my Istanbul thriller Palladium by Immortal Works publishers in the US is drawing near. Latest steps: the maps, of central Istanbul and the Black Sea, are ready; we have worked on the blurb (30-word and 130-word versions) – coming on nicely; the main
“Hotel Corona” is the tenth dark, feminist comedy tale in the “Hotel Stories” series. Based on a true story. Ms N, the world’s most brilliant,
A review of “Pigs have Wings” by P G Wodehouse novel set at Blandings Castle, featuring Lord Emsworth and his prize pig, the Empress of
Explore my new short story “Total Control” – Number 9 in the “Hotel Stories” series. Or take a look at the collection, “Seven Hotel Stories”. Did
How much of fiction is based on a true story? Can you use personal experience to create imaginary characters and stories? My book “Seven Hotel
When should you write? How can you find time for writing a book – or two, or eight? Do writing targets – eg two hours
The Spanish Flu of 1918 offers some interesting lessons and parallels as the world of 2020 struggles to contain the Coronavirus. “This is the greatest
If you are a self-published author, how many copies should you aim to sell? How to publish a book and remain happy by managing expectations.
Lost texts: when you write a novel, much excellent material can end up being sacrificed in the interest of brevity and pace. An example. Lockdowns,
A famous poem highlights difficult English pronunciation and spelling. It is easy to start learning English but the pronunciation is a challenge. Phonetic, or not?
The Overton window is a way of describing the acceptable range of political culture at any given moment. Wikipedia defines it as “the range of
How to cope with uncertainty during the coronavirus crisis? Dealing with uncertainty is easier with practice and a bit of structure. ‘Are you refusing to
A review of Barbara Kingsolver: Unsheltered, reflecting on what it says about the mood of contemporary America. With numerous quotations from “Unsheltered”. Barbara Kingsolver is
Ten reasons to like Austria, ranging from flak towers in Vienna to food, lakes, mountains, statues, counterculture, art, traditions and ancient mysteries. As the coronavirus crisis
Should you read W Somerset Maugham? The one-time master of the short story has fallen out of fashion. But his tales can still electrify. You
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During the coronavirus lockdown I cheered myself up by looking at some of my pictures of Lesotho. Then I thought “maybe these would cheer up
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