I am putting my 13 years as a medical secretary to good use. Like many other authors before me I am offering a proof-reading service. I will check your manuscript for spelling and for typos and grammatical errors, but will not comment on possible plot holes or how well a plot is flowing. I will require a Word document, and will make the necessary notes and email the document back. For this service I will charge $1 per page (£0.75 per page) payable in advance via Paypal. The first chapter will be done as a free sample, so that you can see how I work.
Paul wakes up to find a mysterious woman in his bed. With no memory of how she got there, Cat Taylor worms her way into his life and eventually moves into his flat. This arrangement suits Paul well — until he meets Anita Fairfax.
Soon after, Cat is found dead in Paul’s apartment. Despite little evidence, the police suspect him of murder. Anita stands by her new husband, but doubt creeps in as his behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent.
Told through alternating perspectives, Repent at Leisure is a masterfully written, engrossing psychological thriller.
Erin Mason, divorced and with two teenage sons, finds her world falling apart when she's diagnosed with cancer. Not too far away somebody else, Alan Beaumont, is also suffering a similar fate. Their paths slowly come together in this inspiring tale, which is partially based on actual events, and shows how love can flourish in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Calling all poets, Aurora Jean Alexander is running a Hallowe'en poetry competition on her WordPress blog 'Writers Treasure Chest'. Check out details by clicking on the link below. The competition runs from October 10th - October 31st.
As part of the Birmingham Literature Festival, author Simon Brett is giving a master class in crime writing on October 9th in the Heritage Learning Space, Library of Birmingham, between 10 am and 1pm. To book a ticket (only a limited number available) please click on the link below:
Colin studied Drama at the University of Northumbria, and also has a Post Grad Diploma in Community Education. He was a founder and Artistic Director of WAC Theatre (The Writers and Actors Collaboration Theatre Company) in Aberdeen until the company folded in 2011. Rehearsal videos of some of his plays can be found on YouTube (The Body in the Bag, Towards the Inevitability of Catastrophe, No Phones on Planet Pluto etc).
Although theatre and writing stage plays took up quite a few years of his life, Colin has also written several short stories, some of which have appeared in literary mags (Flash Fiction Magazine, Flash Flood, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture, Scribble Magazine...).
He currently live in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he write novels, plays, stories, poems and the occasional song.