June 29, 2020
This thriller took me a while to get use to the author’s writing style but once I did I found the story fascinating. Nomita Khanna gets into the mind of a psychopath and narrates in the first person. Thus much of the expressions used are disjointed and sometimes weird. It is a valiant attempt to seek out what motivates a disturbed individual and I feel the writer succeeds in that attempt. Like me readers might not at first fully understand what is going on here but if they stick with it they are in for a fascinating treat.
Independently published and available as an ebook and paperback
June 10, 2020
I am fortunate in that, as well as a writer, I am an independent publisher which means I do not have to set targets for my writing. I write when and where I want to. I had had enough having to keep to targets set by my bosses in my day job in the years before I retired. This means that I can go for days without writing a single word, which is often the case as I am lazy. But it also means that I have time to enjoy it.
I like to tell stories and periodically find myself compelled to write them down. Sometimes I write several hundred words a day and on the odd occasion this rises to over a thousand. But more often than not I struggle for words, so my output can be just a few sentences. My first drafts contain all sorts of mistakes of continuity, spelling and grammar. The plot can invariably not make much sense. This is where the editing comes in where content gets changed, thrown out or even added.
I am slightly dyslexic and, fortunately, there are aids on line and in the writing community to help me. Before the age of computers and word processors, I began writing my stories by hand, but this was a slow process as it made for much crossing out and rewriting. I graduated to a portable typewriter and, as I was very much a novice typist, the process became even slower. But then came PCs, the internet, online spellcheckers and grammar aids and I was away on my journey. This technology, though brilliant, is not nearly enough, but the help I receive from the trusted readers I first show my work to is invaluable.
June 4, 2020
Here are some heart warming stories which are very readable. They are just right for downloading to a Kindle or smart phone to grab a quick read during a spare moment. The author has a knack for holding one’s attention to the end of each short narrative which leaves the reader with the feeling of a time well spent. I recommend this work to anyone who enjoys short fiction.
Available from Amazon Media
as an ebook and paperback