Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Writing - People are so fickle at times.

People are driven by so many things it is hardly surprising that today's title is irrefutable.

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Empty Tesco's

I live in a town that has complained long and hard about the opening of a Tesco's and all around the country similar scenarios occur with plans to open supermarkets. It was surprising therefore when people were protesting against the closure of a Tesco's store in Kirkaldy in Scotland. It even got as far as some people being in tears!

Is it any wonder that selling books is as much of a lottery? Writing can be prescribed by publishers and according to their reading of the market books may sell. Perhaps that's why they tend to stick to publishing works by known celebrities! Even then there are no guarantees.

Then there are the anomalies. 

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This has to be the largest current anomaly in the world of writing currently. I have spoken to friends who have read this book, I've listened to comments from experts on TV and other celebrities and not one of them has had a good thing to say about this book and now similar comments have been made about the film. It is making E L James millions - Congratulations!!!!

The bottom line is that like the lottery selling books is as much to do with luck as anything. However, like the lottery you've got to be in it to win it!

My 10 books as of December 2014

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thin collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


God Bless