Added by Iain Parke on December 12, 2013 at 3:28am — No Comments
Reviewing collections and anthologies can be tricky due to the nature of the short stories involved. One does not want to say too much and ruin the reads. Such is the case here with Thuglit: Issue 7 where the reading is once again very good.
Kim wasn’t really obtainable in “Mouthbreather” by Joe Gifford. The man known as “Slim” has always been at her beck and call since they grew up together in different trailers in “Copperhead Canyon. A bond that even his wife…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 12, 2013 at 2:47am — No Comments
Hackett has a serious problem and his therapist by the name of Loebner is not helping at all. Hackett has told him again and again that his dream every night is always the same. Hackett dreams that a mysterious caller rings him up and tells him he has to drive to Cleveland. In his dream he gets dressed and goes out to his car where a briefcase is waiting for him on the passenger seat. He drives the briefcase to Cleveland and then drives back. Since the very real drive takes four hours to…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 10, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments
Decided what to write for the Debut Dagger. Two or three years ago I started a fantasy novel and abandoned it. I revisited it a few times but could never get beyond about chapter 4.
I realised it was the characters I couldn't let go of, whereas the story itself was - poor :D
Then some real-life events and a bit of brainstorming suggested a story that these characters seemed to fit a lot better than they did a fantasy, so I decided to write it. 1800 words in so far and I still…Continue
Added by Alex Sweeney on December 7, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments
And I don't even have a DVD collection. I have VCR tapes. I also have movies I download. Yes, folks, I admit, I download movies from the Internet. Illegal, you say? Let's not get into that particular issue. And let's totally stay away from my downloading television shows, about…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on December 7, 2013 at 4:38am — No Comments
The Society by William Wilde - A secretive society of powerful women practices deadly occult mysticism against its enemies. Now at Amazon Kindle. …Continue
Added by William Wilde on December 7, 2013 at 3:32am — No Comments
Just started a short story to send off for hopeful inclusion in an anthology. They sent the last one back so the hopeful isn't very hopeful. I think the reason was probably that I had (IMO) great characters, interesting dialog and background and NO PLOT AT ALL....
When I thought about it later, it seemed to me that nothing much actually happened. So I think I would have sent it back too :D That's what you get for writing something at the last minute in a big rush.
A visit to the newly refurbished Sandhurst Library in Bracknell Forest on 4 December was the perfect way to finish a busy year of talks and public appearances in 2013. Not only were the audience lovely and packed with some die hard DI Andy Horton fans but after my talk about murder, crime and bodies there was a gorgeous English tea complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and cream,…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on December 6, 2013 at 7:51pm — No Comments
I have a new story up at Spinetingler that might interest some here. It concerns a writer and how he handles rejection.
Reeves has come back home to Minnesota and the small town he grew up in to find the town has changed in many ways. The local Ford Plant has closed and the economic pain of that is just one of the things that continue to haunt the town. He has changed as well thanks to growing up and serving in the military though many folks don’t seem inclined to talk to him. The various ghosts of the past and shattered dreams haunt the town as well as Reeves and there are no easy answers for…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 2, 2013 at 11:36pm — No Comments
Great news for my fellow CrimeSpace readers: StoneThread Publishing is offering all of its titles in any e-book format (Kindle/Nook/Kobo/Apple, pdf, etc.) for 50% off between now and December 24th. In addition, StoneThread is offering a FREE fiction sampler.
Of course, I hope you'll take a look at my thriller, 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy. Among the StoneThread titles I've read and recommend are The Grave on Peckerwood Hill…Continue
Added by L. A. Starks on December 2, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments
I know. Everybody has bad days but don't you feel some people have more than their fair share? You may even think this about yourself.
As writers, bad days can turn into opportunities for story content. So, feel free to use any of my experiences in one of your…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on November 29, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments
According to recent statistics, men have all but stopped reading fiction. Do they watch great television? Yes. Do they read non-fiction? Some. But the novel – that great interior journey – seems to have been lost to them.
It wasn’t always this way.
The path from boyhood to manhood used to…Continue
Genre Shotgun: A Collection Of Short Fiction features thirteen previously published tales classified into four categories. Published by Gryphonwood Press last year the book continues the author’s word count assault on the reading public with quality storytelling and interesting characters. Like his Flank Hawk series, there are plenty of twists and surprises in these very good tales.
The book opens with the “Horror/Suspense” category. There are…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 25, 2013 at 11:48pm — No Comments
Added by Mitzi Szereto on November 25, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments
First Lines: "Of course you're all going to audition for the play," Violet La Rue said. "It's the kickoff to our community theater season."
Everyone in Briar Creek wants a part in their Community Theater's production of A…Continue
Added by Kittling: Books on November 23, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments
Police by Jo Nesbo - A top notch crime thriller. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com
Added by William Wilde on November 23, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments
The anthology, "Stone Cold--Best New England Crime Stories," is now on sale.
I am proud to have one of my short stories, "Pipe Dream," included.
Added by Jed Power on November 23, 2013 at 5:03am — No Comments
Folks, I have a blog up on Suzanne Adair's site (http://www.suzanneadair.net/2013/11/21/japan-before-shogun/) where I talk about writing the Akitada series. You'll find a nice discussion there, and a book giveaway, and the announcement that DEATH ON AN AUTUMN RIVER will be free for Kindle November 23-26.
Added by I. J. Parker on November 23, 2013 at 12:18am — No Comments
Added by Lucie Smoker on November 22, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments