FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
I list four things that should appear in every story we write and explain why. Please feel free to comment if you can think of other things that should appear, regardless of story length or genre. None of the four things will come as a surprise!
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Why Fiction Matters shares my views on this topic. It also ties in with my Chandler’s Ford Today post for this week. More on that below. As for this post, I look at how fiction can present truths in a way that can make them easier to accept at times. And never despise stories that are “just” entertaining. Those kind of tales bring much needed relaxation to anyone under pressure (I find this myself at times). The nice thing with this is writing those tales can also bring much needed relaxation!
CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY
This week’s post is one I’ve wanted to write up for a while and I look at why children’s fiction matters to all writers. I write for adults yet know the vast majority of my audience will have been brought up on books as children and kept the reading habit going. Adult fiction writers do owe a huge debt to children’s fiction writers for this. I also share some of my favourite childhood books.
FACEBOOK – GENERAL
This refers to my CFT post for this week.
FACEBOOK – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
Has been a busy week on the book front this week. I’ve managed to place some books in a local outlet (as well as putting postcards there). I’ve also submitted a Press Release about my upcoming book signing on 8th July at Chandler’s Ford Railway Station and the local Discovery magazine, w hich gets put through every door in the area, has agreed to take it! I hope to submit the PR elsewhere but am very pleased with this. I also discuss briefly why I like flash fiction.
Family issues have meant I haven’t had as much time to write as normal, which is why I’ve not been posting quite so often to my websites and to here. I hope to rectify this as and when I can but I will be aiming to post three times a week when I can’t do so nightly. I also still hope to sort out a mailing list for a newsletter where I plan to share exclusive material not found here such as story extracts, good writing advice from old CFT posts and so on. Still not certain about timing due to ongoing family issues but will put a note up when it is ready.