Since my 2nd July post - Flash Fiction #vss365 - I have continued writing daily little snippets under the #vss365 hashtag and posting them on Twitter. Some days I got carried away and wrote multiple stories lol. Here they are for you to enjoy: Prompt: Equanimous She stood under the outstretched arms of Cristo Redentor. She… Continue reading Flash Fiction #vss365 Volume 2
I've been taking part in the #vss365 writing game on Twitter recently. This is where you are given a prompt and have to write a flash fiction piece incorporating the prompt word and fit it within a tweet, which is not a lot, only 280 characters, about the size of this paragraph. I'll be collating… Continue reading Flash Fiction #vss365
My latest short story Paper Falling from the Sky. I hope you enjoy it, let me know in the comments. As ever if you prefer to read offline, here is a PDF version of the story for you - Paper Falling from the Sky - Paul Blake PDF Paper Falling from the Sky “Father!… Continue reading Paper Falling from the Sky – Short Story
My Latest short story Behind Closed Doors. This one was a little different for me to write as I went into it without knowing where I'd end up. Normally before writing, I'd have an outline with an endpoint in mind. It was very strange. You'll have to let me know how successful I was. As… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors – Short Story
If you prefer to read offline you can download a PDF copy of this story here. Gang Aft A-gley - Short Story The meteoroid streaked across the twilight sky, a dark smoky trail following, stretching across the horizon, breaking up the orange, red, blue and purple shades of the setting sun. Vehicles stopped, and… Continue reading Gang Aft A-gley – Short Story
Over the past year, I have read many books written by Independent Authors. It's my way of giving back to the writing community on Twitter that, on a daily basis, inspires me and cheers me on. This blog post is a recap of this journey of discovery. What is an independent author, anyway? According to… Continue reading Indie Books – They’re awesome.
I've been very lucky to receive some excellent reviews for my novel A Young Man's Game. I thought I'd share them with you. Literaturelove.uk - https://literaturelove.uk/2018/08/01/a-young-mans-game-by-paul-blake/ 'This third-person narrative has it all: action, suspense, even romance. And just when you think it’s all over… WHAM! .. another twist in the tale where events of the… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game – The Reviews
There is more information than you could ever want to know about me in these three interviews. https://www.rebeccayelland.com/blog/author-interview-with-paul-blake In this interview with Rebecca Yelland, I discuss my writing career, how writing affects my family, and other very interesting matters. https://www.mochapman.com/paul-blake-young-mans-game In this interview with Mike Chapman, I discuss A Young Man's Game, my research trip… Continue reading Paul Blake Interviewed
I thought my readers would be interested in the various covers I designed and rejected before deciding on the final cover for my novel A Young Man's Game. I knew from the beginning I wouldn't be able to afford for someone to design me a cover. As part of the competition I entered, I knew… Continue reading The Evolution of a Book Cover
A big thank you to my friends at https://www.facebook.com/YNSPrint/ for this mug. So cool. I love it. I can't wait to use it. You can order yourself one - or they can use any image you want (I'm not sure why you'd want to though - my cover is the best you can get ) on mugs and… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game Mug and More.