How To Improve Your Writing: The Art of Creating Professional Fiction
01 January 2017 16:03 (GMT)“Far too many would-be writers greet a problem with a weary groan and then give up. What I’m offering is a complete, holistic approach to writing that will see your work improve and hopefully become a little easier too. And I am throwing in a good handful of small techniques, little tricks, and other food for thought.”
Are you struggling to find your own voice as a writer? Or maybe you’re producing work, but few people are interested?
Learn the different ways you can suspend your audience’s disbelief. Discover techniques such as putting ‘markers’ in a reader’s mind, and how to put the influences round you to good use. Find out about pitfalls like the ‘false start’ to a story. Should you have a go at copying your favorite authors? Why ought you listen to your inner voice, and what exactly does that mean?
This book explains how the process of writing really works and helps you find your own way through it, with pages of analysis and serious advice, all gleaned from decades of professional experience and with examples from the best fiction of Stephen King and Susan Hill.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tony Richards has spent forty years writing fiction for leading genre publications such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Isaac Asimov’s SF, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance, The 3rd Alternative, The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories, Armada Ghosts, and Midnight Street. His novels have been published by Pan MacMillan, Telos Publishing and Headline Books in the UK, and Schusters, HarperCollins, Tor Books and Dark Regions Press in the United States. His latest two – eighth and ninth – collections of short stories are currently in print, with a ghost novel out shortly and a new crime novel due in early 2017, and his work has been shortlisted for the HWA and British Fantasy awards.
“A master of the art” – Black Static magazine.
“Whether his story is set in a modern Canadian city or a remote location in Africa, you’ll see not only the sights and sounds, but also smell and taste the air. In short, you’ll be transported. Tony Richards always gets it right; whenever he’s writing about a place he’s convincing. And that’s what we call a writer’s writer” – editor and publisher John Pelan.
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The Immortal Sherlock Holmes: Volume II
15 December 2016 23:24 (GMT)Did you know that Sherlock Holmes is immortal? Well he is ... he's still among us to this very day, traveling the world and solving all the most confounding crimes. From the foggy charms of San Francisco to the bustling streets of New York City, from the alleyways and harbors of Hong Kong to the open plains of Kenya, the Great Detective is still at work and astonishing modern man with his vast powers of deduction. The only problem is, these new mysteries are not simply man-made. Supernatural powers are in play, and Holmes finds himself facing the most baffling cases of his entire extended life ... and the most dangerous.
“I would read an entire novel of modern-day Holmes from Tony Richards” – Flames Rising.
“For the sheer pleasure of reading a story by a master of the art, he is hard to beat” - Black Static magazine.
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Winston - A Horse's Tale
03 December 2016 04:17 (GMT)Winston – A Horse’s Tale
One for horse lovers from teenagers upwards! Winston is a good-looking palomino horse whose life involves several different owners and many adventures. As you read his story, told by Winston himself, you will appreciate horse ownership from the horse’s point of view. Born on a country property in Australia, Winston tells of his breaking-in and education and the different people he encounters – good, bad and ignorant. As well as his own story, Winston includes the experiences of other horses he meets along life’s way.
Whether it’s jumping, eventing, hunting or just hacking, Winston tries hard to please his rider. Follow his successes and his failures from his breaking-in to his show jumping win. It is an eventful life – the story of one Australian horse out of thousands, but one that you will remember.
Rayven Black in the City of Night
21 November 2016 11:46 (GMT)They call it … THE FALL.
The center of London – a perfectly circular section of it, two miles in diameter – has vanished from the world, shifting from its position in space and time. It has wound up in a place where there is no natural light. And everybody – tourists, office workers, everyone – is stuck.
Try reaching out into the surrounding blackness and your hand dissolves. Try calling out – you get no answer. And that is frightening enough, but now vicious monsters from mythology – harpies, Gorgons, and even were-creatures – have started to appear, roaming the city’s roofs and streets.
No regular person can possibly defend these millions of trapped souls from such beasts. But there is one woman in all of Inner London who is considerably more than normal. Supremely athletic and superbly fast, and armed with weapons nobody has ever seen before.
No one knows where she came from, but everybody knows her name. They call her … RAYVEN BLACK.
Includes the bonus story 'Mr. Smyth.' Both stories -- each of them startling dark fantasies set in London -- first appeared in top anthologies, and are now available as an eBook.
Here it is on Kobo.
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18 November 2016 19:56 (GMT)Looking for something a little naughty and a lot funny? Meet Rebecca Banks.
Rebecca Banks has it bad for Evan, the hottest guy on campus. Unfortunately, Mr. Sexy has a girlfriend. It doesn’t stop Rebecca from wanting him. Evan makes his desire for Rebecca obvious. He’s willing to end things with his girlfriend to get into Rebecca’s…life. Inexperience and fear of getting hurt hold her back. And that running list of flaws she has isn’t helping. But she’s working on it.
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