Wednesday, March 31, 2010

IPad books

I have just opted in to distribute through the Apple store.

Smashwords sure make life easy for us writers!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

An E-Book Review 'Which Art In Hope' Francis W. Porretto

This work stands out as a gem on Smashwords- where unfortunately there is an abundance of cringe-inducing dreck! Such is the price of freeing us all from the gatekeepers of the publishing houses- and one man's dreck is another's romantic fiction!

Heinlien's anarchist/libertarian societies with Julian May's mental adepts!

The tale, set 1200 years into the future, is on a world now home to refugees from earth, who have fled earth's oppressive governments. (If anyone has spare places on such a trip, please contact me!)
The author explore the conflicts between lovers of freedom and those who deliberately or unwittingly impose obligations and duties to others using the 'justification' of the insidious 'for the greater good'

I won't say too much more as I hate to give away a story!

Once I got started, I was stuck to the screen and damned if there wasn't a tear in my eye at the end of the story. Not many manage that!

Francis Porretto is an author destined to go far!

Nowhere else as Smashwords are such quality tales available so cheaply, so spend up!

Available Here at Smashwords

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Now I have an ISBN

ISBN: 978-1-4523-0900-2

Title: Meddlers In Time

Author: Wayne Watson

Publisher: Smashwords, Inc.

Hooray! I have an ISBN! I am in the system!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On track

Wrapping up The next installment of MIT now.

Another 5-10 k words an the Cockatoo River incident is done.

I think the model of releasing a string of novella-length installments is better than waiting 2 years for me to put out a full length one.

Heel, thinking about the years I spent waiting for one of my favorites to put out another 250k!

Welcome to the brave new world of ebooks!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I said 'Clip' instead of 'Magazine' in the opening pages!

Then forgot to edit it out before publishing.

I DO know better!

Thing is, with telling a story, sometimes you do have to stray away from the technically correct for your target audience.

When on subjects military, you need to change what would be the actual dialogue in order to make it comprehensible to the civilian reader. A string of acronyms which makes perfect sense to one who has served means absolutely nothing to on who has not.

I also tone down the language a lot.

If I used the work 'Fuck' as often as is usually heard in a conversation between servicemen, my word count would be boosted by about 30%! and this doesn't really add much to the tale!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I never intended this to be a literary great.

I DID want to write a story that was a bit of fun and an entertaining read.

When I wrote it, I thought I would be happy if a couple of other peple liked it. I still enjoy re-reading it!

It was one of those 'Bucket List' tasks. A lot of people I know TALK about writing a book. They have been doing so for near 1/2 a century in some cases- but I actually did it!

Now I want to do it better and keep getting better!