Planning for The Murder at Mansfield Manor is complete!

It’s been quite a weekend in Melbourne so far, and I’m really happy with how my free promotion of The Vanishing Villa is going. Almost 100 people have downloaded it so far, which is fantastic. Feel free to grab a copy (and review it?) if you like – just click here! In other news, I’m happy to report that I’ve laid down the major characters, […]

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The Vanishing Villa is Live!

After a month of writing, The Vanishing Villa is finally out there for the world to enjoy… or despise. Either way I’m happy. The novella length was unexpected, and I ended up having to leave out some parts I had intended to add to the storyline – thankfully these are going to now play out in the third (and final for now) story that I’ve […]

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Hemingway App: The Vanishing Villa.

I’ve spent this evening running The Vanishing Villa through the Hemingway App. It’s been an interesting experience, and I wiped over 100 words off easily in just one section. I don’t love every suggestion it makes, but it’s certainly helpful. I used its functions for simplicity (did I really use “very” that many times) and passive voice spotting most. Some of my sentences still need […]

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The Vanishing Villa: New Excerpt is Live!

It’s finally time for The Vanishing Villa to take its first fledgling steps into the light! Even though the text is very much in draft form, I’d love for you to check out an excerpt from the story. The Vanishing Villa is almost double the length of Mrs Milliard’s Mech, and once again follows Inspector Ambrose Aramis and his partner, Detective Percy Portland as they […]

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1st Edit Complete: The Vanishing Villa

The first edit of The Vanishing Villa is complete! I’ve spent the evening here in Melbourne going over the final 5,000 odd words of the story, and taking on some feedback about tone and style. I’m really happy with the way things are panning out at long last! Next up: second edit,¬†and running the whole story through the Hemingway App. The most exciting thing? I’m […]

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