Deflecting/Accepting Criticism

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES since the publication of my first book, fifteen months ago, that I’ve received feedback about my stories.

That has ranged from the almost orgasmic (“wonderful, evocative writing that haunted me upon finishing it.“) to the downright disgusted (“blasphemy…offensive to God.“). Read more

Unleashing Your Inner Author – A Short Story Promotion

Are you an author who wants more followers/subscribers/page likes?
Do you enjoy writing in your spare time and would like to share one of your stories with a wider audience?
Perhaps you’re already a published author who would like to capture a new market audience online but don’t know where to begin.

OK, enough of the hypotheticals Aidan. Read more

Judging a book by its cover

BOOK NERD THAT I AM, I often overlooked the dusty old covers of the titles stuffing up our attic.

Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Dickens… classic authors whose books deserved better than a surface level skim or cursory glance. Timeless tomes that had survived not only the passage of time, but the mould and decay of our small attic space. Read more