Writing What You Don’t Know by Eamonn Griffin

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
Each week, we invite our Crime Cymru writers to tell us a bit about themselves and their writing. This week, Eamonn Griffin gets himself into a bit of research-related bother. Writing What You Don’t Know by Eamonn Griffin One of those often-repeated maxims about writing is to write what you…

How Travel Broadens the Mind

Whatever genre I write in, I always write about people plucked out of their comfort zone by a traumatic event that turns their world upside down. The question is always how do they deal with it? Do they crumble? Do they meekly adapt? Or do they find hidden strengths within themselves to take on theContinue reading “How Travel Broadens the Mind”

One Giant Leap in Profits: Space and the Corporations

In 1957, a 2’ wide aluminium globe made it into orbit around Earth. It was called Sputnik and I remember it well, not because I was interested in Space as a toddler, but because my brother called his guinea-pig Sputnik. Sputnik was launched by the Soviet Union. Four years later, Yuri Gagarin became the firstContinue reading “One Giant Leap in Profits: Space and the Corporations”

The Long and Winding Road. The journey of a Wannabe Writer #MondayBlogs #Writing #EverHopeful

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
I wrote for years before letting anyone read my work. If I was self-deluded; if it was rubbish, I didn’t want to be told. I enjoyed my “little hobby” (as it was once described by a family member). But then I began to enter my short stories into competitions. Sometimes…

Red for Right by GB Williams

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In our How I Write series, our Crime Cymru authors share their insights into the writing process. This week, GB Williams talks about the importance of editing and of working with a good editor. Red for Right Every reader, and every good author, knows that good editing is as vital…

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors – #Thriller Daniel Kemp, #Scifi Thorne Moore, #Memoir #Africa Ann Patras

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Over the summer I will be updating author’s details in the Cafe and Bookstore and also sharing their bios, books and recent reviews with you in this series… Meet Daniel Kemp Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to…

Six of One with Judith Barrow

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In this feature, we ask our Crime Cymru authors to name six things that influenced their life and shaped them as a writer. This week, Wales Book of the Year Award shortlisted author Judith Barrow writes an extraordinarily powerful and moving account of a harrowing childhood experience. Six of One…

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – June 27th – July 3rd – #Celebrations, #Music Al Green, PR for Authors, Health, Reviews, New Books and Funnies

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord. I hope everyone is well despite the rising cases of Covid…our cases are on the increase here in Ireland too and not sure that is going to impact the lifting of restrictions in coming…

#BookReview INSIDE OUT by @ThorneMoore #RBRT #SciFi

Originally posted on Barb Taub:
So you want to write Science Fiction? Isaac Asimov wrote an essay for Modern Science Fiction (1953, ed. Reginald Bretnor) in which he claimed there were essentially three types of science fiction—gadget, adventure, and social science fiction. Let’s say, for example, you are applying these categories to a post-apocalyptic parent explaining the…