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The academic year and writing

Although I’ve given up working in primary education, I still think of the year as divided into academic terms. In the past, as the beginning of December approached, my last reserves of energy would see me through the carol concerts and nativity plays to the final day.   315 more words


Million Dollar Debuts

The Wall Street Journal published an article last week, “Betting Big on Literary Newcomers,” that looks at a burgeoning trend of large advances for literary debut fiction. 317 more words

SoF: Chapter 1 Reissued!!

Hey folks, this is a reissue of Chapter 1 as submitted to a few contests.  Curious on how this one starts as opposed to the version I published back in September.   9,669 more words


SoF Chapter 10: A Rescuer

Here we go, Chapter 10.  Apologies for the delay, got really busy with final revisions for two novel contests last weekend.   If anyone would like to read beyond this chapter, please send me your request and I’ll e-mail more of the story to you.   9,578 more words


"What lies in the dark" by C.M. Thompson

Seldom do I prevaricate about a book review – but this time I am…   I really don’t know what to say about this one.

First off, it is very dark in subject matter.  581 more words

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14 Fantasy Book Critic Comments About Your Debut Novel #writer #amwriting

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming about your debut novel being a literary hit?  Ever thought about what those book critics might say about your literary creation? 200 more words


The Debt-Collector’s Due


There comes a day in every boy’s life when he needs to sit down and decide what to do with the rest of it. But our layabout hero, Samay, slept through it, as he did most days growing up. 420 more words

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