Post-weekend Poetry 020: ‘The Flame’ by Lesley Fletcher

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the twentieth poem in this series. This week’s piece is by poet and artist Lesley Fletcher. The Flame As the flames die slowly with the night, Extinguishing the day Smoke silhouetting through the quiet air Taking shape of snapshots Of memories, not long forgotten, Igniting sweet desires instead; Of candles burning … Continue reading Post-weekend Poetry 020: ‘The Flame’ by Lesley Fletcher

First Sentence Fridays *NEW*

This is a new weekly feature, started 16th December and the idea is that it’s a little free promotion for all of you with books for sale (or free); eBooks, paperbacks, it doesn’t matter which. And it can be for an individual short story / poem, story / poetry collection, novel or even non-fiction or script / … Continue reading First Sentence Fridays *NEW*

Marketing

Some writers think that writing their book is the hardest part. That’s just the beginning. Out of the c.900 interviewees I’ve spoken to, I’d say 90-95% have answered “marketing” when I ask them, “What’s your least favourite aspect of your writing life?” It’s mainly because it’s so time-consuming so I thought I’d set up this … Continue reading Marketing

5am Flash: Indie Author Books – Poetry

Having seen one of my interviewees Rosanne Dingli say on a LinkedIn thread: “someone should write a blog soon about all the wonderful indie books available by very capable writers”, I challenged them to give me a <15-word synopsis for their book(s)… they are accepting the challenge and their books are appearing here. What I’m after is … Continue reading 5am Flash: Indie Author Books – Poetry

5am Flash: Indie Author Books – Children’s & YA

Having seen one of my interviewees Rosanne Dingli say on a LinkedIn thread: “someone should write a blog soon about all the wonderful indie books available by very capable writers”, I challenged them to give me a <15-word synopsis for their book(s)… they are accepting the challenge and their books are appearing here. What I’m after is … Continue reading 5am Flash: Indie Author Books – Children’s & YA

Poetry

Having seen one of my interviewees Rosanne Dingli say on a LinkedIn thread: “someone should write a blog soon about all the wonderful indie books available by very capable writers”, I challenged them to give me a <15-word synopsis for their book(s)… they are accepting the challenge and their books are appearing here. What I’m after is: … Continue reading Poetry

Children’s & YA

Having seen one of my interviewees Rosanne Dingli say on a LinkedIn thread: “someone should write a blog soon about all the wonderful indie books available by very capable writers”, I challenged them to give me a <15-word synopsis for their book(s)… they are accepting the challenge and their books are appearing here. What I’m after is: … Continue reading Children’s & YA

Author Spotlight no.78 – Nina Munteanu

Complementing my daily blog interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the seventy-eighth, is of Nina Munteanu. Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and novelist. In addition to eight published novels, she has authored award-winning short stories, articles and non-fiction books, which have been translated into several languages throughout the world. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest … Continue reading Author Spotlight no.78 – Nina Munteanu

Contributors

Due to other commitments (client editing, my writing, competition judging, Writers’ Forum column etc., I’m not currently taking any guest posts but will update this page when I am. If you’ve been a guest on another WordPress site, then feel free to email me the link and I’ll gladly reblog it. Below is a list … Continue reading Contributors

Interviews

Due to other commitments (client editing, my writing, competition judging, Writers’ Forum column etc., I’m not currently taking any guest interviews but will update this page when I am. If you’ve been interviewed on another WordPress site, then feel free to email me the link and I’ll gladly reblog it. POSTED: 1. Horror/thriller/sci-fi author Colin Barnes – … Continue reading Interviews

…Morgen With An ‘E’

Hello. I’m Morgen With An E, a writer for eleven years (although I do remember writing a story about an ampersand when young and dabbling with limericks in my 20s, and I’ve always had my head in a book; formerly Stephen King but my tastes have softened somewhat… to crime and humour). I’m passionate about … Continue reading …Morgen With An ‘E’

Morgen’s 500-word competition Jan / Feb 2016 results

Hello everyone. We had just six entries this month so a less difficult (but still not particularly easy) decision. Strangely, four of the entries picked grey as the colour, and another picked silver! So, I picked my favourite three (listed below) and wrote their stories (the first-placed below) which I eBooked on Smashwords where you … Continue reading Morgen’s 500-word competition Jan / Feb 2016 results

Book & Story Reviews

I no longer review your books. Sorry about that but… if you do book reviews of other authors’  books and would like to share them on this blog, please read the guidelines below then email me. PLEASE NOTE: As well as a writer, I am also an editor and because this is a writing (as well as reading) blog, my … Continue reading Book & Story Reviews