Grey Wings – Free Chapter

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Grey Wings

Chapter Fourteen

They left the hospital car park together and emerged on the cold, dark streets of the city. The wind lifted the Angel’s coat and pulled loose a flurry of feathers from his wings, scattering them over the pavement. Jason picked one up and frowned at its colouring – white, mottled with black.

“Are you sick?” Jason eventually asked as they turned down a street. The Angel ignored him.

“It’s just that, well, your wings are…”

“I know what my wings are doing,” Aurelius barked, turning to glare, “and it’s your entire fault.”

“My fault?” Jason frowned, “what did I do?”

“Yes, it’s your fault. If only you and the rest of your miserable species could just look after yourselves!” Aurelius said, digging his delicate fingers into his short, blond curls, pulling at his hair as he continued to rant.

“But no, you need a chaperone for every little thing that you do. None of you can do anything for yourselves. Then, when you make mistakes, it’s your Guardian’s fault. And, more importantly, it’s your Guardians’ who are punished, your Guardians’ who are cast down – all for trifling errors, while you and yours commit atrocious sins, and remain unpunished.”

“You’ve got a lot of anger for a Guardian Angel,” Jason smiled.

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Why I love Writers Groups

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It’s certainly been a mad four months! Between tearing down and rebuilding the websites for my fiction and nonfiction writing, moving to a new house, visiting family, Halloween (busy time for us horror writers!), the release of Amenti, tearing down and rebuilding the nonfiction website AGAIN, and the day to day humdrum and drama of regular working life I’ve hardly had a moment to think.

I am exhausted. My brain has turned into some kind of porridge monster and refused to do more than occasionally go ‘gloop’.

It is at times like these that I am truly grateful for many pillars of support in my life. Family, Friends, and writer’s groups.

Today I would like to talk about one of those pillars of support, that being Writers groups.

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Amenti is avalible for sale!

AMENTI

An epic tale of mystery, murder and monsters, told by Bobtail, who happens to be, among other things, a cat

Bobtail is moving house, again. But amongst the usual worries of finding his litter tray and hoping the local store has his food, Bobtail quickly discovers his new home is harbouring some dangerous secrets. Secrets that put his life in danger when they lead to Bobtail becoming the prime suspect for a recent stint of murders.

Only a day into his new home and Bobtail finds himself embroiled in a twisted plot that spans the centuries and will affect both man and cat alike.

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Amenti Available from 1st November!

Don’t forget Amenti will be available to buy from 1st November!

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An epic tale of mystery, murder and monsters, told by Bobtail, who happens to be, among other things, a cat

Bobtail is moving house, again. But amongst the usual worries of finding his litter tray and hoping the local store has his food, Bobtail quickly discovers his new home is harbouring some dangerous secrets. Secrets that put his life in danger when they lead to Bobtail becoming the prime suspect for a recent stint of murders.

Only a day into his new home and Bobtail finds himself embroiled in a twisted plot that spans the centuries and will affect both man and cat alike.

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FREE GIVEAWAY Secrets of Hidden Places

Due to the popularity of the Haloween Giveaway, I have decided to expand it!

It will now include SECRETS OF HIDDEN PLACES!

 

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People always disappear during the festival. Every year the island holds the festival but among the ancient rusted iron rides and wooden stalls, Melanie discovers an ancient secret. One that may cost her her life.

 

Secrets of Hidden Places will now be available for FREE from 27th October 2017 until Haloween night (31st October).

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Writing as Release

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I had a couple of less good days this week.

Nothing particularly terrible in the grand scheme of things, just a few days where I really wanted to abandon everything, curl up in bed, read a good book and ignore the world outside until I felt better. Tea would be optional in this situation, of course.

Sadly, I live in the world where there are responsibilities to be met and bills to be paid. So, I could not just abandon my life in favour of my bed, no matter how much the urge came upon me or how crummy my mood became.

Naturally, I tried looking for a solution that did not involve hiding under the covers.

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Five Habits of Successful Writers

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Something all of us have in common is that we all have habits.

Human beings are, by and large, creatures of habit and routine. We routinely wake up at the same time every day, even without an alarm clock. We eat at similar times each day, and we carry out the same sort of activities day in and day out.

Now that might sound depressing, at least to some of us, but it needn’t be.  By performing the same sort of tasks multiple times, you will notice that you become better and better at said tasks and we can manipulate this by building habits for the tasks we want to become better at.

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years researching how to build good writing habits. I’ve come across some great habits and some …less great habits. I’ve decided to share the five habits that I believe have been the most useful to me in improving my writing.

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