Seeking short stories

Are you a fan of fiction? Do you crave crime? Are you flavoured by forensics? Do things have to appear sane in your membrane?
 
Yes? Then there is exciting news for you from our cosy corner of the world…
 
We are seeking submissions for our first collection of short stories (and chapter teases) written by authors and readers just like you…
 
Many are EconomyEdits clients, but everyone is welcome.
 
Already on board are Geraldine Evans, Iris Blobel, Tony Dews, Melissa Leibfritz, David A. Eddy, John Reti, Kat Bussell, myself and others.
 
If you are interested in hearing more, and/or want to be considered, please send me a query at: EconomyEdits@gmail.com
 
We would love to hear from you.
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cool book for sale

If you like reading stories about humans or zombies or love or laughter or romance or the insane… or ALL of the above… then this could be the book you’ve been waiting for. 🙂

After much consideration of reader’s thoughts and suggestions… and following an extensive edit… and an investment in a super-cool new cover… the new & improved

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is NOW available in paperback:

At CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5140758

At Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton/dp/1505680743/

At Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton/dp/1505680743/

and for Kindle

UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton-ebook/dp/B00RAT71LA/

US:  http://www.amazon.com/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton-ebook/dp/B00RAT71LA

 

As an aside, I am trying to build a life with my wonderful new wife, so any and all help in promoting this and my other books would be greatly appreciated. 🙂  On Amazon I can be found here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Burton/e/B00JZ03YHC

TMST – a novel approach

Some of you may be aware of my behemoth of a novel, TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE.

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At over 275,000 words, it is a little heavy on the hands, not to say the pocket, as CreateSpace & Amazon retail it at around £15/$19.

Now, despite it being a long tale, I believe it is an interesting one, and well worth the time and effort required. But, of course, I probably would say this, right? 😉

So, I have come up with an idea…

I will remove the current full edition that is available on Kindle or as a Paperback, and re-publish the novel in four parts.

The book is already split into four cliff-hanger-y sections, based around the four seasons in a year (yes, Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring), and it is my idea to re-publish one in each quarter of the coming year on the first day of each of those seasons (June 1st, September 1st, December 1st, March 1st), thus building into a 4-book series spread over a year.

While a 720 page book can feel a little scary to pick up, four 180 page books should feel quite tasty by comparison.

Also, it gives me a chance to re-edit as I go.

Oh, and I intend to make the first part available as a FREE eBook, throughout the year. And the subsequent three parts should all retail for less than £5 or $7. Well, that is the hope; and having had a quick run through the numbers, I believe this is doable.

Any thoughts/suggestions/comments? All appreciated. 🙂

 

interesting reads

I blow hot and cold regarding traditionally published books, and am currently on a cold streak, feeling detached and disinterested in most. I will pick one up, raise an eyebrow at the cover, read the blurb, and think something along the lines of, “Yeah, I guess it could be interesting, but kinda reminds me of something else I read…” And then I put it down again.

However, this is probably just as well, as I have my brain filled with more-compelling indie books, some yet to be final-edited or released, but they still engage me more than the trads. Funny. A year ago, I had only read a handful of indie books, yet they now draw me in and compel me forward more easily and more often than the trads. Interesting.

 

 

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And here are a few more… 😉

But, yes, a GOOD day re the novel, as I managed to find 8343 words, or around 25-30 pages, meaning I’m just two (or possibly three) chapters and 8000-12000 words away from completing the first draft, which I hope to have done by close of business Sunday. Or Monday, at the VERY latest. A bonza day, though, and a few good scenes and key moments, I think/hope. Time will tell.

Okay, think I’m gonna hang up my keyboard for the night. Here’s hoping you all found joy in your day. 🙂

Oh, and don’t forget to keep track of the 3words Wonky Twitter tale at #3wwmtt 🙂

 

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