Thanks! And now a small favour… :)

Thank you to all those of you who downloaded Richard Liveth Yet for the free promotion. So many did that it went to number one on Amazon for free books in its category!

 

Screenshot of Richard Liveth Yet as No. 1 free book in Alternative history category

I hope you enjoy reading it, but whether or not you do, please consider giving a review on Amazon  – I need only three more to reach fifty, when Amazon will promote it more. And I welcome any comments or questions on here too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Review – Kingmaker: Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come (Kingmaker, #4)Kingdom Come by Toby Clements

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toby Clements is a brilliant writer. He writes in the present tense which is hard to do, but extremely effective as it makes the action scenes (of which there are many) so immediate and vivid. This is the concluding part of the story of two ordinary people during the Wars of the Roses, which makes a change from historical novels about the major characters such as the kings and queens and other nobles. It really brings to life the hardships that ordinary people suffered because of the conflicts regarding who should be on the throne. It is realistic and believable – most ordinary people probably just wanted to be left in peace to live their lives. The storyline is excellent as well, intriguing and with a satisfying conclusion. There is mystery, romance, happiness, tragedy, all of life in the story of Katherine and Thomas and they are characters whom we care about from the start.

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Free Ebook – One Day Only!

Great news! Richard Liveth Yet – A Historical Novel Set in the Present Day will be available to download to Kindle FREE on 10th January.  If you haven’t read it yet, please do download it and please, please, please give it a review on Amazon. And let me know what you think about it in the comments here – I would love to hear your thoughts, good or bad.

So click here on January 10th and enjoy!

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The “Rules” Good Writers Break

Great post!

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If you are a beginning writer you will have heard all of these. Where they originated is hard to know but, as Anne R. Allen points out in this post, they are nonsense. She gives examples of where great writers were not only unaware of them, but when they ‘broke’ them, the result was brilliant writing that was admired by critics and readers alike.

Opportunities.

At the end of the post Anne very generously provides a list of places to submit your writing for publication and or contests with valuable prizes. The two together offer excellent value which I’m happy to share.

http://annerallen.com/2017/12/secret-writing-rules-why-ignore-them/

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