Fantasy Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Writing

Questions

By Scott Bailey © 2014 She came out of the store just in time to see her young son playing on the sidewalk directly in the path of the gray, gaunt man who strode down the centre of the walk like a mechanical derelict. The boy looked up at her once the man had passed,… Continue reading Questions

Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Dip Into Something New

Slip away for a few hours, into other worlds - away from all the troubles of this one. Perhaps into the future - a near-future - dark and disturbing and yet - so close. There, follow the fates of four people worn down and broken, angry with the system. Who break out of it, try… Continue reading Dip Into Something New

Andervayne's Dream, Cinquain, Creative Writing, Etheree, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Haiku, Mankind Limited News, Nonet, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Senryu, Short Stories, Tanka, Thirteen Tales, Writing

All my books are now available in Hardcover

Yes, if you fancy a bit more luxury, you can now get all four of my books in hardcover format! For quick links to them all jump over to my Amazon Page. Or read on. Mankind Limited Marc trudged on with life, marching in line with his fellow workers. Weighed down by the everyday burdens… Continue reading All my books are now available in Hardcover

Andervayne's Dream, Creative Writing, Family, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, NaNoWriMo, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Less Noise, More Action

That kind of sums up my approach to 2020, particularly to writing. 2019 was not overly productive for me. I curated and edited some old work into a new collection - Andervayne's Dream. I also continued to try and market my existing books, Mankind Limited, A Spring of Dreams and Thirteen Tales of Ghosts. Not… Continue reading Less Noise, More Action

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

What do you seek?

If it is a tale of a farmhand, dreaming of the landowners daughter, becoming a knight and facing trials amongst fantastical creatures. This might be the place for you If it is the tale of two magical lover's, dancing on a cloud, maybe you have found the moment to pause and take note. If it… Continue reading What do you seek?

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… Continue reading Rejoining the Blogosphere

Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Writing

Amazon Marketing Services – Worth it?

Anyone in this corner of the blogosphere had any experience or success with Amazon Marketing Services? Wondering about dallying with it to boost the ailing sales of my books?

Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Poetry, Review, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

A Ripple of Reviews

I don't know if that is the correct collective noun but it should be 🙂 Here are a few reviews I have accrued over time. Thirteen Tales (of Ghosts)  Excellently Eerie! AAA+++!! 30 January 2018  Witty, scary, creepy, delicious, and not without a deft touch of wit! Well-crafted visions of the dark side! So refreshing to… Continue reading A Ripple of Reviews

Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Some Feedback Requested

I wonder if I could ask my blogosphere friends a quick favour? Or anyone who reads this in fact? I am in the process of trying to update my website in order to improve my lagging sales! I am trying out some new text to describe each work - see below. What do you think… Continue reading Some Feedback Requested

Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Odd Stats

According to Amazon's own Author Central - the ranking for all three of my books has shot up considerably - despite the fact that I haven't sold any extra copies lately. Wonder what's going on?  

Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Mankind Limited News, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Thirteen Tales, Writing

Happy Book Day!

Here's a  few you might like to try 🙂   to find out more click on http://www.scottandrewbailey.uk

Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Review, Science Fiction, Television, Writing

Game of Thrones – the Payoff

Last season (Season 5), I was getting more and more worried about Game of Thrones. Sure I loved it kept me gripped and on the edge of my seat - wanting the next episode to come as quickly as possible. But that in a way was my worry. Most of that tension came from the sudden… Continue reading Game of Thrones – the Payoff

Creative Writing, Fantasy Fiction, Short Stories

Something to Look Forward To!

It's been awhile since there's been something exciting to come out of anywhere really. Films have all been just the next instalment of the latest franchise, or reboots of old ones. Books similar. Now there this! Two new, original novellas—Donaldson's first publication since finishing the Thomas Covenant series—are a sure cause for celebration among his… Continue reading Something to Look Forward To!

Fantasy Fiction, Fiction, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

The Sea Seeds Ideas

I read an article the other day (I really should bookmark them as I can't find it now!) that was about a new Stephen King book due out. It's a collection of short stories - nothing unusual there. The difference is that he is putting a substantial introduction to each one, about where he was… Continue reading The Sea Seeds Ideas

Fantasy Fiction, Science Fiction, Writing

RIP Sir Terry

Sad, sad day! Just heard the news! RIP Sir Terry! You leave a unique and wonderful legacy! Some revisiting of the classics is called for now.

Fantasy Fiction

Game of Thrones – a thought – Spoilers

I may be way behind everyone here but a line in the trailer for season 5 prompted a thought. Way back in Season One we saw Jorah Mormont receive a letter from Varys. Shortly after there is an assassination attempt on Daenerys. It's all set up to look like he has been spying on her and… Continue reading Game of Thrones – a thought – Spoilers

Fantasy Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Writing

Questions

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Call Me Ishmael." Questions   By Scott Bailey © 2014   She came out of the store just in time to see her young son playing on the sidewalk directly in the path of the gray, gaunt man who strode down the centre of the walk like… Continue reading Questions

Fantasy Fiction, General, Science Fiction

Peter Dinklage – an Idea….

I have just finished season two of Game and Thrones and I want to talk about one actor in particular - don’t worry no spoilers! In a series packed with good writing, good directing, and good performances his is, for me, the stand-out performance of the show. One of his early roles was in “Living… Continue reading Peter Dinklage – an Idea….

Fantasy Fiction, General, Health, Science Fiction, Work, Writing

Further Challenges

So I have now got more obstacles to my poem a day challenge. Firstly work! Its gone into overdrive. The only thankful thing is that the poems are a good tool for stress relief! Secondly, eye infections. Seem to have flared up so finding it difficult to look at a screen for long - paper… Continue reading Further Challenges