Monthly Archives: December 2014


HUGH HOWEY IS ONE OF THE FEATURED AUTHORS! Who’d have thought I’d get in an Anthology alongside the very famous Hugh?! But I did. Even better, on the Retailers’ listings, I’m mentioned second in the title naming of the authors participating! Has fame claimed me at last? Well, we’ll see.



Stories on the Go has been put together by the indefatigable Andrew Ashling and his equally tireless team of indie authors, just in time for you to have it FREE as a Christmas gift!

101 indie authors have contributed their short-short stories, including yours truly (I’m about number 67 in the list. My story’s called ‘One for the Boys’)! You’ll find real variety in every genre imaginable within these digital pages.

Why be bored on the bus, in a waiting room, or stuck in a queue, when you can be reading Stories On The Go and escaping into 101 other worlds?

101 authors offer 101 Very Short Stories that are perfect for reading on your phone when on the go. Feed your reading addiction in quick bites and discover new favorite authors — all for FREE.

Stories on The Go is a collection in the flash fiction style (less than 1000 words) including tales from top New York Times and USA Today bestsellers such as Hugh Howey and Jennifer Lewis. And me. Don’t forget me.

Complete Stories on the Go



Book Description

This anthology aims to be a showcase of recent indie writing.

Hugh Howey launched the idea on Kboards, a forum for Kindle readers, but also the meeting place of an active community of indie writers.

The result is this anthology of 101 very short stories by 101 authors.

To make it more attractive for you, the reader, we set ourselves a limit of a thousand words. You should be able to read each story in under five minutes — on your desktop computer, laptop, or tablet at home or in the office, but also on your smartphone, on the go, while you are commuting or waiting at a coffee shop for your significant other to arrive.

We included as many genres as we could. We hope that maybe, with only five minutes of your time on the line that would otherwise be wasted anyway, you’ll be tempted to venture outside your comfort zone and try out some new genres and new authors.


Complete Stories on the Go


Sorry, my Aussie friends. We couldn’t persuade Amazon to price-match to free. But its original price is teeny. Honestly.


What are you waiting for? Go grab it! NOW!

Where did that saying come from?

Fascinating information about how sayings originate. I love this kind of thing.

From Chris Graham,

AUTHOR WARNING! Please, for your own sake, READ THIS written by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

If you’re thinking of signing a traditional publishing contract, you need to inform yourself about just how much more avaricious and onerous publishers’ contracts have become for authors. This is the reason I refused to sign my last contract and decided to turn indie instead.

Please share this, so all your writing friends and acquaintances know exactly what – and for how long- they’re signing away their rights.

Understanding Creative People

Why writers do what we do, admirablly expressed by Bill C Castengera on amwritingworkshop.

Reblogging: The How and Why

I thought reblogging a post from another blogger’s site was simply a matter of clicking ‘reblog’ and penning a few words to go with the reblog. Now, thanks to ronovanwrites, I’ve discovered that another tiny little step is incredibly useful in the sharing process. Why not have a read and find out what that step is?


Reblogging: The How and Why

by: Ronovan

If I Reblog someone then THEIR blog article will be looked at instead of mine.

I guess some look at blogging as a competitive thing. Personally, I just write and enjoy the company.

First you may want to know why I Reblog.

I really like an article. An article inspires me. The article is informative for my friends. A friend is on vacation and I want their blog and name to continue to be seen in the community.I want to help a new blogger by sharing their wonderful work with my friends. I always do an honest Reblog. If I don’t like it, it doesn’t happen.

If you’re a selfish blogger readers pick up on it, or at least I do, and will stop reading you. This doesn’t mean you have to Reblog, I’m just saying that you can pick up on personality…

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#Blog #Tips Tag So You’re It-How to Tag your Blog Right.

Several mysteries of the blogger’s life answered here! Today it’s: so what do we do about tags? From ronovanwrites. Illuminating.


Increasing traffic to your blog means increasing SEO views. Is that what this article is about? Yes and no. This is not going to be about how to intentionally seek out more views. This is going to be how to simply take what you have and let it be noticed properly with a few well chosen words and really just doing what you’re supposed to be doing already.

tag_you're_it.jpgTagging a blog article/post is a mystery to a lot of people. They have the best post ever on the planet. Then they don’t advertise it through their tagging properly. They put in a lot of obscure words or phrases. I’m here to break it down a little.

Things to Remember:

  • Don’t have too many-Stick to no more than about 13 and I mean 13. I’ve tested with a friend that was having problems and as we backed down the number of…

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