Author Archives: shreid2013

It’s ready now.

Now ready for downloading from Amazon UK Kindle Store. Wonderful, isn’t it to have completed a year’s work and have it published. It was no easy task but it was worth it to see it in print, albeit digital. (ebook) Perhaps after … Continue reading

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Should I change direction?

Is there an end? Is there a resting place? Is there a haven when you have finished an objective? I have come to think that once you have attained your goal – for instance written a series of novels in … Continue reading

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Decided on Free Verse

Winter shows its beauty Snow and frost shine But its cold bite Drains the soul And makes the body Wish for warmer climes.   People in doorways, sitting in the rain With not a penny to their name, Makes me … Continue reading

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Should I expand and write poetry?

I find it difficult to be pleased with what I put down on paper, but nevertheless I’m going to try no matter how hideous it is. Brain, brain, please shut down, Your twittering is getting me flustered, Eyes aflutter, Lips … Continue reading

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Where do ideas come from?

While I’m waiting for a worthwhile idea for my next crime novel, I’m using my time to write short stories for Women’s Magazines. Again ideas don’t present themselves on a plate for me to choose. Recently I used my garden … Continue reading

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Should I write from the first person viewpoint?

The danger is that you might think that by doing so, you are giving too much away. But this is rubbish because if you are writing fiction the main character need not be you, it is someone else who is … Continue reading

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Can I learn from other authors?

I have always thought that one should read as much as one writes. And although I notice the different ways writers handle their work, I don’t always put it into practice. I feel I should because if one is convinced … Continue reading

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