Archive for November 20th 2011

Final Contact CoverI finally collected enough rejections on Final Contact and it’s now available on Smashwords. It should be up on Amazon soon.

I wrote this story years ago and it’s always been one of my favorites. I’ve submitted it to a few magazines over the years but it’s never sold, so I thought it was about time to self-publish and see where it goes. It pretty much sums up my opinions on alien life, which will become more clear when I start writing more SF stories.

I think I’m going to expand it into a novella at some point because there’s a lot going on which would probably work better if dramatised rather than recounted.

Hemingway’s four rules for writing well:

Four Rules

1. Use short sentences.
2. Use short first paragraphs.
3. Use vigorous English.
4. Be positive, not negative.

Simple and they make a lot of sense.