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The Blank Screen by William Gallagher
The Blank Screen by William Gallagher
This is a book that anyone who’s serious about writing should read. If you want to be a writer, you need to write - that’s been said many times. The thing that stops most people doing that is finding the time. This book WILL help you carve that time out of your schedule.
There’s plenty of practical advice about fitting in all of the peripheral activities that a writer will find they need to do once they start to become productive, which is a bonus.
I thought I was pretty productive already, and smugly ticked off a couple of things that I currently do. There’s so much else in here that I want to try, I’ve added a load of things to my to-do list. (The first thing on there is to… Read more
Migrators by Ike Hamill
Migrators by Ike Hamill
4.0 out of 5 stars A satisfying tale, 18 April 2014
A great story told at the author's own pace. I've seen some other reviews suggesting that it's slow to start, but I think this is a little unfair. We spend a lot of time getting to know Alan and his family, and it's a lot of fun to hang out with them as they settle into their newly acquired farmhouse in rural Maine. It's an absorbing world, and I loved the detail, the description and the characters.
I felt as though I could reach out and touch the countryside, the old barn and the wonderful farm truck. I was rooting for Alan to restore the broken outboard motor he finds so that he could get out and explore the waterways too.
If I was going to level any kind of criticism at this… Read more
The Pearl of Tharsis (The Sedgewick Papers Book 2) by Iain Grant
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Pearl of Tharsis is another chance to spend some time with Professor Sedgewick and his companion, Cadwallander. The action this time takes place on Mars, and after an attack on their airship they are forced to shelter in a remote cavern with their host, a clergyman called Champney. They quickly discover that they've walked into something worse than a sandstorm...
We are introduced to Mina Saxena in this story, a gun-toting adventuress. She is a wonderful character who acts as a foil to the staid, rather bigoted Cadwallander, the narrator of the story. He is at turns, outraged by and grudgingly admiring of her.
What has drawn them all to this remote place, and where is the… Read more

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