Clarifications and Repudiations

There are pros and there are cons as to self-publishing.  One of the quickest ways is through Amazon Kindle.
I must admit to a certain buzz at seeing four books with my pen name R J Llewellyn there on an Amazon page.
Returning to the cons side…However ther are naturally drawbacks to this short-cut system. One of these being the Amazon Search engine, which seems to be most enthusiastic in its endeavours not to leave any stone unturned. It is obviously concerned that in its efforts to be speedy it may leave out something. This in turn leads to a certain lack of discernment on its behalf, I cannot however be too critical though, to be so would be mean spirited. Therefore I take it upon myself to clarify certain matters

Academic Works

The following are my authoritative works on British history covering the period of first colonisation of the isles west of the mainland of Europe, up until the time Richard III expired on Bosworth field and Henry Tudor became Henry The VII (he was so efficient and austere he refused to be split into parts as had been the fate of Henry VI).

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A True History of These Isles Vol. 1


Fantasy Series

The following are the first two parts of my Fantasy series The Precipice Dominions. This will comprise four parts and one prequel. There are three volumes from the same ‘universe’ which predate these and are self-published through Lulu, via Amazon but quite frankly are not really worth anyone’s effort and have been consigned to passing references in this series.

Of Patchwork Warriors                                             With Text 6Skirmishers

Of Patchwork Warriors

This sorted out
I must address the following:

Questionable Intentions 

Psycho mania

Now whereas I do admit to having certain strict, authoritarian styles of hard left-wing views on how nations should conduct themselves, these do have a benign sub-text and it seems to me a bit unfair to be associated in some form by this book, when my name does no appear in the contents or any of my works in the collection. In short it is nothing to do with me

Attribution not Fair to the correct Contributors

Regrading the following works, whereas it would be flattering to be associated with such detailed and academic works that are no doubt used as a form of important reference in the scientific areas covered therein it would be very, very unfair for me to claim any involvement whatsoever. Particularly as I do not understand the titles, much less the contents.

Improved Grasslands               Foodborn Disease


Therefore dear reader you are advised not to use my pen name when searching for my works. Rely only on titles, plugins and suchwhich.

Thank you for your time.

However I am very proud to be associated with this anthology

The Crux Anthology

Put together by the efforts of Rachael Ritchley Rachael’s Blog Site


Writer’s Block

You know how it is.

You have ‘it ‘ all there is your head, your heart, your soul, all bubbling away and yet you just can’t get the words onto the paper (or Word doc.). Something is getting in the way…..


Something is getting in my way, right nowMe……….



Got it…. of course……Brexit! (and the election for the leadership of the Conservative Party, they do get mixed up so)


Oh well, only one solution

Big Raspberry


That’s cleared my head

OK…on with the narrative.


Are Writers Born or Made?

Now here is food for thought folks

Story Empire

Hello, SEers. Mae here with you today. Recently, I’ve been thinking about stories I wrote when I was younger. Much, much younger. It made me realize how long I’ve been creating characters and worlds—with zero breaks in between.

Toddler age girl with long blonde hair at a typewriterThe first story I wrote happened when I was six. It was for a class assignment, but it makes me wonder if I hadn’t been fashioning stories in my head before that. Certainly, I never stopped writing afterward—ever. Sometimes people will take a break for a number of years, but for me writing has been a constant, ongoing, never-ending passion from childhood.

At six-years-old, I don’t think I set out to be a writer. It just happened. As I grew older, I fed the desire and followed the path, venturing deeper, pruning obstacles, and setting a concrete goal—that of published author. It’s been an uphill journey, filled with plenty of potholes, but…

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Book Launch: Amazon Didn’t Let Me Down!

Oh gladsome day:

Copied and pasted from Amazon very on Kindle Site (sight?)

Our Skirmishers of Lace, Steel, and Fire

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Free Book Promotion Monday, June 10, 2019, 12:00 AM PDT Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 11:59 PM PDT

Set your clocks! Arm your phones! Train your parrot

fed_up_woman-620x412….. (‘Train your parrot?’….Seriously???  Oh no not another one of his book launches….Please God make them stop….Please!!)


Guaranteed to stop even the most vitriolic of Brexit arguments.

But seriously though folks…..

Official Book Launch

To be or not to be? Maybe not!

Audrey has posted up and most instructive post on how to sharpen up the narrative.
Take note folks

Audrey Driscoll's Blog

I’m reading a lot of posts these days about “crutch” words, weak words, and other words that writers should avoid. One of these pariah words is “was.” “Was”? Really? The past tense of the word designating existence or essence? “I am what I am” and similar declarations come to mind. I remembered a post I wrote in 2012 about this very topic. Instead of reposting it, I reworked it here to explore the issue in a more nuanced way.

In a recent meeting of my critique group [in 2012], someone said that “was” imparts an inherent passivity to a sentence or paragraph. I agree that the true passive voice often used in academic writing, as in “A was killed by B,” has (almost) no place in fiction writing. But does that apply to any instance of “was”?

This is a tough one [for me]. You can’t just sweep through a…

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