Friday, 13 March 2015

Writing - Time and tide wait.

I have written quite a bit about time this week and also to a lesser extent about language. One comment I received from Jack Durish on language was particularly relevant about the differences between languages. The bottom line was that idioms are fundamentally difficult to understand and create barriers to understanding a different countries version of even the same language.

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Of course the other truism about time and language is that over time language evolves, I gave many examples of that yesterday.

However, as humans, we have a serious attachment to time, and to appreciate how much all that is needed is to consider everyday speech,

hurry up or you'll miss the bus

no one can stop the march of time

time is like a never ending stream

a good time was had by all

a stitch in time saves nine

have a good time

time is a great healer

It would be possible to fill reams with examples such as the above but time requires that I complete this blog some time this century.

Naturally, selling books takes time and there are some signs that it patience is a virtue!

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.