Mr. Philip Deane

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Bobby's Boy (Lanarkshire Strays) by Mark Wilson
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Bobby's Boy is the debut novel from Mark Wilson

It is the life story of Tom Kinsella, a young boy with the dream of being a writer.

As he grows, he lands his dream job, which is to document the tour of an up and coming rock band.

He leaves on a 2 year jaunt around the USA and Europe, documenting what he sees and hears.

The story follows his life, loves, trials and tribulations.


There are many facets to this book. It stirs a lot of emotions as you read. The characters seem real and you get you quickly start to care about them.

It has some incredibly funny scenes and some tearjerkers as well.

In a… Read more
You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I can count on one hand the books I have read on writing, as they seem very preachy. Some even seem to demand that only their way of writing will succeed.

One feature I love about E-Books is that you can download a sample. The sample caught me, or more specifically one paragraph caught me.

On talking about leaving a legacy he said:

"Before we start, we sabotage our work and subvert our genius. And How, pray tell, do we do this? With words. Subtle but serious words that kill your passion before you can pursue it. Words like "aspiring" and "wannabe"." Words like "I wish" and "someday."

I think we have all used those words, without a portfolio of… Read more
Spitting Devil by Brian Freeman
Spitting Devil by Brian Freeman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a very good Short Story.

It's originality lies in telling it from an innocent bystanders point of view. A wife thinks her husband is a serial killer, We share her emotions as she goes through the story.

It keeps you engaged as you think you are putting all the bits together, clocking all the clues, to find at the end it was NOT what you thought.

And I challenge anyone not to be paranoid or creeped out at the end.

Great Effort, and great that it is free. I would have paid for it.

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