Thursday, 11 February 2016

Book Review: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Title: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Publication Date: 2005 (1870) 
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fiction / Classics
Source: Bought Copy


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Editing Tips: Their/They're/There & A while vs Awhile

So, today's editing tip is on a couple of issues that sometimes cause confusion. Hopefully I can spell out the differences nice and simply for you.


Their/There/They're

Their = belonging to them e.g. They opened their books.

There = a place/destination e.g. Put the books over there.

They're = they are e.g. They're eager to start reading the book


Awhile vs. A while

Awhile is an adverb; whereas a while is a noun. Here are some examples:

It has been a while since he last read a book.
vs.
Go read awhile

NB: If you have the word 'for' in there, it will be a while e.g Go read for a while.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Saturday Century Shorts # 1 (MF Flash Fiction)

Welcome to the first of another new series for 2016! These Saturday Century Shorts will be out the first Saturday of every month and they are little 100-word (hence the 'century') flash fictions. Hope you like them....

One Rainy Day
by Nicki J. Markus

The storm came out of nowhere, turning a fine, sunny day into what seemed the start of an apocalypse. As the rain pelted down, she hunched over, shivering when the droplets slid down her neck and soaked into her collar.
Then, without warning, the rain was gone.
She looked around and saw a bright smile, above which were a pair of gorgeous green eyes.
“Please, allow me.” His umbrella was broad and sturdy; there was plenty of room for two.
When they reached her door, they made plans to meet the following day.
The umbrella became their most treasured keepsake.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Release Day Promo & Giveaway: Souls for Sale by Asta Idonea (MM PNR)


Today is release day for my new book Souls for Sale. This PNR MM work includes the short story 21st Century Demon (previously seen in Wayward Ink Publishing's Of Heaven and Hell anthology) and its novella-length sequel, Hell to Pay.