Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Free reads

Some of my writing friends have had work published recently and you can read it for free.

Here's issue 2 of Running Out of Ink. It's well worth a read. (If you'd like to submit to this publication, take a look here)

Haiku queen Marion has poetry in this collection.

Pop over to Rob Crompton's blog for details of his free offer for Bunderlin.

And Not a Drop to Drink is still free. (While you're there check out the lovely review from Fiona)
UPDATE - Fiona is currently offering her NaNo book for free too! You'll need to enter coupon code UR24H when you 'buy' it.

Do you have work in those publications? Somewhere else you want to give a link for?

Made any online reading finds we should know about?

25 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, Patsy. This is the second book of yours I've got for my Kindle in the last week.

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  2. Thanks Patsy - I'm in this month and probably January as well!

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    1. Loved your Christmas story, Lizy - will look out for the next one.

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  3. I like haiku poetry but struggle to write any. This collection is good.

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    1. I struggled and gave up, Mike. I need more paragraphs than haikus have syllables to say anything.

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  4. Thanks soooo much, Patsy, for the link to my blog and the new haiku anthology. :)

    BTW I've just had a quick look at Running Out of Ink and spotted Liz's 'Santa's Ghostly Helper' story - the whiskey-slurping fairy made me laugh!

    @ Mike Francis - if you fancy having a go at haiku, Mike, try the 'Mentoring - Beginners' section of The Haiku Foundation. I have had such great support and invaluable advice over the last couple of years from everybody on the writing forums on there. http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/forum_sm/
    Then, when you've got some good haiku notched up on your bedpost and are feeling braver , you could try participating on the American Haiku Association forum administrated by the grande dame of haiku, Jane Reichold http://forum.ahapoetry.com/index.php

    Sorry for being such a chatterbox on your blog, Patsy! :)

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    1. Thanks Marion, I shall give it a try as I have had a fascination with them since I obtained a degree 4 years ago (at the age of 68!). A very short part of the course was on poetry and one task was to write a haiku, I managed but the result was pitiful but the concept interested me. Mike

      PS: Watch this space :-)

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  5. Oh, and I almost forgot - thanks for free books!

    marion

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  6. Yay!!! Free is always good!! Merry Christmas Patsy!! Take care
    x

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  7. I must admit I'm very puzzled that so much writing is available FREE online. How are writers ever expected to make a living? Writers are very generous people I think.

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    1. Many don't do it for the money, Maggie. Others feel giving work away might attract readers who'll pay for other writing from the same author.

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    1. Your list of online friends must be massive, Alex - it was finds I was asking about though. ;-)

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  9. Thanks for links, Patsy - will have a look soon!

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  10. That running out of ink looks good, also some interesting stories on there. I thought writing for free was a bad idea, now I think it gives chance to have something accepted and get your name known. Thanks for the links Patsy.

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    1. I used to think writing for free was a bad plan too, but there are times when it can be good publicity, or be a confidence booster. The only time it's definitely a bad idea is when someone is making money from the writing and that someone isn't the author.

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