Browsing Archive: March, 2013

The Pick Up

Posted by Paul Samael on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : Writing fiction 

 

Just published “The Pick Up”, a long-ish short story (11,000 words) which is in some respects a companion piece to “The Hardest Word” (although it deals with very different subject matter).

If I’m lucky enough to get much of a response, I will be interested to see how readers react to the incident in the playground which is at the centre of the story.  If people don’t believe it could happen, that may mean that I haven’t described it convincingly enough – because it is based o...

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Unpredictable

Posted by Paul Samael on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : Book reviews 



“Unpredictable” is a collection of 3 short stories by Bryan R Dennis available as an ebook free of charge on feedbooks.com. 

Oh no, I hear you sigh, not another collection of short stories (e.g. see here and here for previous reviews of short story collections).  But let me try to make the case for short stories in general – and then why you should try these ones in particular.  First, short stories are a good way of trying out a writer to see if you might like their longer work (in...


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Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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