It’s always hard for me, as an indie author, to advertise myself. I’m usually very vocal about things I do like – books, movies, tech gadgets – and very critical of things I do not like. To me, endorsing something I like comes easy. But I’m crap at advertising myself. All the shenanigans about “Hey!
Repost from Beautiful Losers Magazine. Enjoy the read! http://beautifullosersmag.com/changing-of-the-guard-by-paul-beckman/
We did it! The issue 1 of the Literary Magazine I’m working on together with a bunch of incredible people is out! One year after our first meeting – look at all the road we’ve traveled! Thanks to all the artists that submitted, thanks to all the readers – now go there, and enjoy the
Originally posted on Of Pens & Paper:
Back in September the wonderful Dario Cannizzaro approached me to review his first published collection of short stories: Of Life, Death, Aliens and Zombies. And no, I’m not usually the type of person to read about zombies! But I gave it a go, and was quite astonished at the level of…
One early morning, I wrote the two magical words THE END after finishing the last chapter of my novel, Dead Men Naked. Then I learned that THE END was not there yet. Sure, the story was over, but I discovered pretty soon that something else just started: the endless quest for a definition. If you’ve
My friend, poet exquisite Mr. Kevin Bateman, has a knack for gathering together great minds in spiritual places all around my favourite island. This time, Kevin organised a great event called “Live Inside our Dream” at the Blackrock Castle and observatory, in Cork City, Ireland, and I’ve had the honour of being one of the participants,
Just. Finish. Things.
One of my favourite authors once said: I’m not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth. Cormac McCarthy Of course I read this quote exactly when I was writing short stories again. At that particular point, he almost convinced me that
I started writing when I was very young. My first tale, The Mystery of the Mysterious Mystery Woman, started when I was seven, was also the first story to end up in the metaphorical drawer – believe it or not, a seven-year-old doesn’t have the time and focus to finish a full story. Years later,
Originally posted on Lynsey James:
Blurb Misnomer on purpose, this amazing debut rocks nine short and amusing stories – a Zombie Apocalypse without zombies; the Vatican announcing contact with Aliens; a heroin junkie that loves poetry; a timeless love, and much more. Ordinary characters facing extraordinary situations, dry humor, philosophical musing dressed as whimsical, offhand…