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Short Stories and Drinks

A story I had published in CafeLit recently was voted into the yearly anthology, The Best of CafeLit7, and is now available. Each story is assigned a drink; my story, Bone Collectors, should be read with an espresso and a shot of (Black) Sambuca. CafeLit like to publish stories that are thought-provoking and maybe a […]

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CANTEEN CALORIES

  Lunchtime in the canteen has never been my favourite time of day, mainly because I’m overweight and hate anyone watching me eat. What makes it worse is Carla Bridport: we were at the same school growing up but she grew UP and I grew OUT. We work for the same company and meet for […]

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Write Funny – Black Comedy

Dark Humour – A Joining of Comedy and Tragedy Black humour is finding the funny in the macabre or tragic. What’s funny about death and tragedy I hear you ask – a lot actually. When I look at the short stories I’ve written it’s a little disturbing to discover how many of them involve dark, […]

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Write ‘Funny’.

Let’s face it, we all love a giggle but can you make people laugh? Some people seem to be better at it than others, which poses the question CAN YOU LEARN TO WRITE HUMOUR?

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Productive Writing

Originally posted on doph writes:
I’ve decided to take a break from poetry and prose, to talk about writing itself. This time last year I was enjoying Christmas as best I could whilst most-way through writing up my thesis. I follow a lot of academics on Twitter who ask or vent about writing. For this specific…

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The 2016 2K Indie Book Tour: Kate Evans

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
Our last (but certainly not least!) author on the 2016 2K Indie Book Tour is my co-host, Kate Evans. Check out Kate’s interview below, but be sure to come back tomorrow for a handy archive post with links to all our author interviews. Kate Evans is a writer of…

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The 2016 2K Indie Book Tour: Wendy Ogilvie

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
Up next on my and Kate Evans’s 206 2K Indie Book Tour is women’s fiction author Wendy Ogilvie. Wendy Ogilvie lives in Essex with her boyfriend Carl and their two dogs; Chinook and Storm. She has been a Personal Trainer for twenty years and has been writing training books and…

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The 2016 2K Indie Book Tour: Z.N. Willett

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
Up next on the 2016 2K Indie Book Tour (co-hosted by author Kate Evans and me) is contemporary romance author, Z.N. Willett. Z.N. Willett is the girl who has seen more than she has ever wanted; yet decided to add to that world by writing Hollywood romances. A northern girl, but…

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The 2016 2K Indie Book Tour: Samantha Bryant

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
Hello, everyone! Thanks for following the 2016 2K Indie Book Tour so far. For the second half, I’ll be your host. If you missed the first set of interviews, make sure to check them out on Kate Evans’s website, http://www.writingourselveswell.co.uk. First up on my half of the blog tour is…

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Indie Author: Kate M Colby

Originally posted on Scarborough Mysteries:
Today, it is my great pleasure to welcome Kate M Colby who is co-hosting this indie blog tour with me. Since I first ‘met’ Kate on Facebook (was it? Or Twitter) last year, I have enjoyed her company, her good sense, her encouragement, and good advice on my own indie…

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