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1000 before 30 #20: The Rubicon – Edward Frederick Benson

"Melodramatic piece of literary garbage." Those are the words that some would use to describe Edward Frederick Benson's 'The Rubicon'. Unfortunately I am one of those people. It's not like it wasn't well written, it just sounded insincere and overtheatrical... Continue Reading →

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1000 before 30 #18: My friend, the murderer – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Just to clarify, this isn't about Sherlock Holmes. Because one encounters all sorts in the path of life, Sir Conan Doyle decided to write about someone who (like it or not) had been universally rejected, beaten, and on occasions stoned... Continue Reading →

1000 before 30 #1: The First Science Fiction Megapack – by Robert Silverberg, Samuel Delaney, Marion Bradley, Fredric Brown, Philip K Dick and Harry Harrison

The Science Fiction megapack of short stories is the first post to kick off my 1000 books before 30 (see the explanatory blog post here). It also happens to be the first thing I read in 2015. With 25 classic Sci-Fi... Continue Reading →

1000 books before 30 – kickstarting a literary marathon

I have to have read 1000 books by the time I turn 30. That is to say, on 8 April 2019, I will have read one thousand (ONE THOUSAND!) significant pieces of literature in my lifetime. At almost 26, my time... Continue Reading →

Is there money in e-books?

The rise of digital books means one important thing: an increase in demand for writers that can meet their needs. Is signing an e-book deal the same as signing a regular paper book deal? Can you live off the earnings... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Fail as an Author on Twitter

Whether you are an indie writer or a community manager just starting out, there are some rules that have to be followed right off the bat. If you don't know how to navigate the murky waters of social media, your... Continue Reading →

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