ACX is an Audible owned platform that facilitates the production of audio books by allowing rights holders to contact narrators and producers. In an interview I conducted with Sue Fortrin, she informed me that she had to rely on her publisher to get the audiobook right, as she had no input upon who narrated the… Continue reading Creating an Audiobook
Christopher Brookmyre’s Black Widow has been shortlisted for crime book of the year at the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival. In the time since the short list came out it has been difficult to read all of the nominated authors. However, the complicated nature of Black Widow with Brookmyre’s intelligent use of the English language, where… Continue reading Did you vote?
Tear Drops Dressed as the day demanded, she sat before her mirror. Pearl drops on gold wires hung at each ear; the lobes were sore, since it had been necessary to pierce them again. ‘So far as tears go,’ she said, ‘these will have to do.’ Her face was powdered pale. Her black hat… Continue reading Tear Drops – a task for Nott’s Writers
Bees Knees gets a fact check today when I went on training with Equation. For those who haven’t read it yet, I will not say why, see link below. My voluntary work has often given me many different ideas for story lines but without the training offered by Equation I would not be so confident… Continue reading Equation solves plot problem
This week has been highly entertaining, three days ago I discovered that I had been invited to an on-site drinks event with Kathy Reich’s, my first real event as a “Journalist”. The problems of disabled access were of course at the forefront of my mind, knowing what had happened before when I didn’t check on… Continue reading The disappointments of marketing yourself
Initially Lie with me by Sabine Durrant was a slow burner. However, as the plot evolved it became obvious that this was necessary for the suspicion and the complicated plot to unfold. A worthy nomination for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival shortlist, which had me listening late into the night once I had… Continue reading Sabine Durrant’s characters teach a good lesson for life
Chapter 1 can be found here: https://hawleyreviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/the-bees-knees-chapter-1/ Chapter 2 is here: https://hawleyreviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/the-bees-knees-part-2/ Chapter 3: https://hawleyreviews.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/the-bees-knees-chapter-3/ Chapter 4: https://hawleyreviews.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/the-bees-knees-chapter-4/ Chapter 5 After working for several hours with everybody coming up to him and having a different line his day had finished and all he could really think about now was getting home to Chelsea. As he… Continue reading The Bee’s Knees – Chapter 5