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Author :: Weirdo

The first draft of “Hellhound” is…

… still not finished… This isn’t great news, BUT earlier today the word count for the first draft reached 88,815 words, which is more than the first draft for “The Others: A Bleak Reflection” (that one weighed in at 87,889). It’s looking like this first draft will end up being around 95,000 words (possibly more)…
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January 15, 2018 0

First blog of 2018!

Hello Internet-land, Most people have already posted their ‘first blog of the year’ posts. I’d like to pretend that I had held back from posting mine because I’m wonderful and unique – or because I was just so busy that I didn’t have the time – but those would be lies. I have no excuse,…
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January 7, 2018 0

Wasted Time

I’m breaking my radio silence to let you know that back in August (yes, August…) a piece of flash fiction that I’d written was featured on an excellent website called Theme of Absence. The story is called “Wasted Time” and you can read it here. I also answered a few questions and you can check…
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October 30, 2017 0

My Flash Fiction Adventure – Part 1 – #FlashFiction #MyFlashFictionAdventure

Look at me, using hashtags in my title. I’m so modern! Yesterday, I decided to try my hand at writing some flash fiction. For the uninitiated (which included me up until the other day), flash fiction is a very short story that generally has no more than 1,000 words. Given that during the last 12…
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May 1, 2017 0

Stuff’s a-happenin’ (Competitions, Newsletters and Cross Promotion)

I know what you’re thinking… Why the bees, Lou?? Why the bees? The bees are supposed to symbolise the fact that I’m pretty busy at the moment (y’know, ‘busy bees’)… and, hey, I love any opportunity to post a picture of an insect or an arachnid. You should know me by now! If you’re a…
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April 28, 2017 0

The Goodreads Reading Challenge

Two blog posts in one day? What is this madness??? Don’t worry, I haven’t been replaced by an alien copy that’s identical in every way except in its desire to post blog updates. I’m just turning over a new leaf, remember? Nothing worry about. Nothing to worry about at all. Those of you who visit…
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April 26, 2017 0

How the devil are you?

Well, it’s been a few months since my last post, so I thought I’d fill you in on what’s been going on. First of all, work on my new book has been progressing…. slowly. It’s like each word is being handcrafted by sloths, overseen by a middle-management made entirely of snails. This isn’t due to…
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April 26, 2017 0

“The Others: A Bleak Reflection” is OUT NOW!!!!

Yep, that’s right – Book 2 (officially known as “The Others: A Bleak Reflection” is OUT NOW! This may come as a bit of a surprise because I didn’t do a big build up for it and there are two reasons for this…. 1. I wanted to wait until I had a bunch of links…
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February 28, 2017 0

Season’s greetings!

It’s just coming up to 10.40pm on the 17th December. This time next week it will be Christmas Eve and I will probably be over-excited and full of the Christmas spirit. Is rum a Christmas spirit? One of the great things about Christmas is presents. Sure, I could say it’s about family and blah blah…
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December 17, 2016 0

#ReadThis

I went to a job interview yesterday and, while I don’t know if I was successful or not (please keep your fingers crossed for me!), I did get a good book recommendation… because, of course I’d end up talking about books in a job interview. This is standard practice, right? Well, I suppose it would…
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July 21, 2016 0
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