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30,000 Words!

Today begins week two, writing every day in my short story, From ashes to ashes; Which I would like to add is no longer a novella but on its way to a full length novel. 42 more words


Chapter One Sneak Peek!

Chapter One

It was still dark outside, and I always carried a can of pepper spray, just in case. You can’t be too careful these days with all the creepers in the world. 203 more words



It is day eight of constant writing for my novella, which I will call “Maci” for today. I am 15,500 words in, and still at the start of the story. 32 more words


Blazing a trail in 2015

2014 is ending in a seriously sparkly way…

Oh Sugar! has already been reprinted. And it has been as high as 13,000 in the Amazon bestsellers rank, which is pretty good going considering there are millions of books on Amazon and the publication date for my book is tomorrow! 199 more words

Writing My First Book

Writing a Book (Part 9): A perfect night in

Last night a friend (who it has to be said has more than a passing affection for a certain fizzy drink) sent me this photo entitled  126 more words

Writing My First Book

Writing a Book (Part 8): What happens when you’ve wanted to be an author all your life and you finally see a copy of your first published book?

Today was a day much like any other EXCEPT for one remarkable thing: a nice chap from the editorial team presented me with a copy of my first ever published book… 234 more words

Writing My First Book

I needed to keep the grey matter busy. Here is the result

I seems crazy looking back but during the period that I was unable to do what I enjoy, photography, I discovered I enjoy something else. 2,911 more words

Paul Lashmar