How to make an e-book

My to-do list for making a kindle e-book of my novel. 1. Duplicate book file and replace all images with correct versions. 2. Convert to .mobi to check pictures are displaying correctly. 3. If pictures are displaying open .html file in notepad and add manual page breaks. 4. Remake as .mobi to check page breaksContinue reading “How to make an e-book”

Me, inside; snow, outside

Taking a week off work in February might not seem like the best use of my annual leave but that’s what I have done. One of the nicest feelings I have ever encountered is going to bed on a Sunday night knowing that I don’t have to leave the house on Monday morning. Especially whenContinue reading “Me, inside; snow, outside”

The Case of the Missing Apostrophe

So Waterstone’s is dropping the apostrophe to become Waterstones (note how I, unlike everyone else on the internet that has written about this, am not asking you to note the correct use of the apostrophe when I type Waterstone’s). Now I like an apostrophe as much as the next man – I’ve read Eats, ShootsContinue reading “The Case of the Missing Apostrophe”

The tragic saga of the onion chutney

I have been in a doing mood recently. I noticed that if I’m not careful quite large chunks of time can pass by quietly without me even really noticing them. It’s almost November but the year still feels young. Somehow I have nearly been married for a whole year. So, when I noticed that timeContinue reading “The tragic saga of the onion chutney”

My recent adventures with short stories

I have been writing a lot of short stories lately. I hadn’t written one for ages, I think the last one I wrote was the first one I sold and that was in 2007. My novel took up all of my time since then but recently I decided to take a break from it (thereContinue reading “My recent adventures with short stories”