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The Tragedy of Euan and Kate published

I decided to finish and publish The Tragedy of Euan and Kate first, as part of the Version 2.0 project. Some character alterations were required. As well as some of the plot items. The ending was a bit weak, I thought. It was based on some real life things that happened to me but I […]

Posted September 9, 2013 by Mark in Books & Writing

Should books have versions?

You know, like software. It’s unrealistic for paper-based books, obviously. Also, for successful ebooks why would you bother? If enough people have bought/downloaded the book then a writer is better off producing more content. However, what if the writer is an independent author and not too many copies have been sold? (How many is “not […]

Posted March 21, 2013 by Mark in Books & Writing

The Speculative Fiction writer’s solution for necessary violence

The problem of necessary violence can arise in story-telling. Death occurs, people are maliciously injured, races of people are destroyed. And violence of some description is expected when a principal character in fiction is a god. Or, at least, a being powerful enough to destroy a world. Destroying the world is a fairly violent act on anyone’s […]

Posted December 17, 2011 by Mark in Books & Writing