Posted in Creative Writing, Fiction, Review, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

A Cracking Five Star Review

For Thirteen Tales

See the original here or read below.

I was very eager to acquire and read Thirteen Tales, by Scott Bailey, as I’m familiar with his writing from his blog. I like everything about his book–the cover art is spectacular, suggestive of Poe’s “Raven”; and the stories read quickly as you hunger for the next one–but try to slow down, and savor each one! I’m glad to have added Scott’s book to my home library–and highly recommend it. It makes a great gift too!

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts

Check it the book for yourself here and see if you agree.

And many thanks to R Ryan – also known as Ennle Madresan over at Abandoned Amenities for the review and kind words.

www.scottandewbailey.uk

Posted in Family, Music

Friday Feeling

So, our eldest, Alexander is learning electric guitar at school. I thought it might be a fad but he has stuck at it and is getting very good.

So I thought only responsible and right to shows him some of the greats 🙂

We had a pleasant evening the other day having some father/son time browsing YouTube for great guitar players. (This was harder than expected, wrong generation I suppose.)

We found some classics, showed him some Clapton, some George Harrison, many rocky riffs. Even a bit of Seasick Steve!

Then we stumbled on this – I had never seen this before and it is quite something! So, take some timeout and enjoy it yourselves. You’re welcome.

Posted in Creative Writing, Etheree, Poetry, Writing

Sway

By Scott Bailey © 2019

All
That I
Survey is
Under my sway
That is what they say
The evidence is slim
So I start to understand
How perfidious is the world
And the darkness begins to seep in
The entropy of hope, and dream slayer
So I must strive to remember the truth
My eyes are my window to the world
What dwells behind them in my world
My kingdom and my domain
So here I shall remain
That is what I say
Under my sway
In my eye
That is
All

In response to COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 132 #SYNONYMSONLY

Influence & Perception

Check the link for the guidelines and rules

A double Etheree

#Etheree

Posted in Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Breaking into the top 10!

Many thanks to everyone who downloaded my latest poetry collection during the launch promotion. If you get the time for a review that would help greatly. The good news is that it manged to break into the top 10 in its genre both in the UK and US, reaching no. 7 and 8 respectively.

Let’s hope it continues to attract attention and climb now it’s off promotion.

If you still interested head over to Amazon and get your copy.

Andervaynes Dream Cover
Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – The Golden Man

Andervayne’s Dream
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The Golden Man

This was originally supposed to be the libretto for an opera. I wrote the words but it turned out it was too word heavy. The project was never completed so I dusted it off, edited and turned it into an epic poem.

There is no real structure here beyond rhyming and making it ‘songlike” but there is an allegorical tale to be wheedled out.

This is a much older poem and much more lighthearted. It has a strange format which is simply the structure of each twinned verse. It does not go beyond that. It is a flight of fantasy, magic without bounds, just letting my imagination run wild for the fun of it.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – Consciousness Cubed

Andervayne’s Dream
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Consciousness Cubed

Unlike the other poems in this collection, this is not a tale. Instead, it is a stream of consciousness. I let my thoughts flow wherever they wanted to go, however, it uses a very strict form, so I had to channel those thoughts within the gullies created by the structures.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – The Tales of the Star Dancer

Andervayne’s Dream
Coming Soon

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The Tales of the Star Dancer

This is a much older poem and much more lighthearted. It has a strange format which is simply the structure of each twinned verse. It does not go beyond that. It is a flight of fantasy, magic without bounds, just letting my imagination run wild for the fun of it.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon

Posted in Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Poetry, Self Publishing, Writing

Rejoining the Blogosphere

and asking a favour.

So I have been relatively quiet on social media and the blog lately, confining myself to reblogs and teasers. This has largely been down to real life concerns taking over, things that needed attention and drained me.

But the other reason is that, having very little time, I dedicated it all to working on my next project – which is now ready! You may have seen the coming soon posts – that went on a lot longer than intended :-/

So now – it really is coming soon! From the 11th June to 15th will be the official launch and the book – Andervayne’s Dream and other poems – will be be free. As an added bonus all my other books will be on sale . for the same period.

Proper posts will be coming in the next few days to count down to the 11th.

The favour?

Share the heck out of them 🙂 Help me get the word out.

And if you fancy a good read – download it, enjoy it, and write up some reviews 🙂

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Andervayne’s Dream – Some Details

And Other Poems

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Andervayne’s Dream

In these times of quick gratification and short attention spans, I decided to try and buck the trend and present something not only with greater length but also depth.

The poems in this collection were written over a long period and for different purposes. They are varied but they are all long. And they all represent challenges. Each was a challenge to myself, to sustain a quality of writing for a long period and within tight constraints of form while still telling a story. They also represent and challenge to the reader. The throw off the pressure of everyday life,  the pressure to hurry, hurry, hurry to take the time to read something, absorb it over time.

Such effort needs reward, these poems should not be a one-time quick fix. If the reader is going to put that effort in then there should be a payoff, they should be able to continue to get something from it afterwards. Whether that be from contemplation of what they have digested or from revisiting, rereading and seeing things they missed the first time around. So the final challenge to me was to provide this depth of content – not just quantity.

In the next few days, there will follow a brief description of each of the five poems in this collection.

Keep an eye for more updates to follow. Or watch my author pages here or on Amazon