Smashwords

I have gone to Smashwords. I don’t know if it will be of any use, but given that I’m a dead loss at marketing, I can’t trust that having books on Amazon will buy me an apartment. It doesn’t have to be a big apartment, just a home of my own that some landlord can’t sell to a vulture fund who then evicts everybody into homelessness, which is happening a lot in Ireland these days.

I know Smashwords is unlikely to make me rich but everything I’ve read says do a series, so I’ve broken my, so far, two books, into episodes with the first episode free to download.

The Company of Thieves is in nine episodes.

Online Cupid is in three.

And my page is here.

Style Tips for Psychos

style tips for psychosI thought I’d try marketing this book and see what happens. At the moment I don’t really know what I’m doing, which might yet turn out to be a good thing.

 

Share your style tips in the comments.

Untitled Opening

This is the opening paragraph of the book I’m working on at the moment. I wrote the first draft longhand and have just started putting this on computer, that will be the second draft. Then I’ll do as many as it takes to get it right – which might mean throwing out this paragraph.

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Frank Moran opened the door to his father’s house and stepped out into a glorious morning. Only the raven struck a note of evil. At least that’s how Frank saw it; a moment of darkness, climbing, diving and wheeling in the blue. Beyond the fields, Frank could see the new houses that his father had written to him about – when was that? Jesus, it must have been twenty-five years ago. Beyond the houses, he knew, what was left of the town hung on as best it could. After having been bypassed, the town lost more business when a supermarket complex opened about ten miles away, taking business away from the surrounding towns. For a moment, Frank wondered if there was anything he could do to help the town – his home town – the town that had made him – recover. But he brushed the idea aside, it was just cheap sentiment.

Addressing the Assembly

40 Shades of Green 2

A little from the book I’ve been currently working on for the last couple of years, so it better be good! 40 Shades of Green, it’s the story of a man who is destroyed by his own vanity and the envy of others.