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ABCtales Critiquing Service - good reports!

Over the years many of you have asked for a critiquing service and it has taken a long time to find (a) someone good enough to do it well and (b) someone who will charge what we regard as a reasonable fee. Finally, we've done it! Lorraine Mace is a freelance writer, columnist and tutor for the Writers Bureau. Winner of the Petra Kenney International Poetry Competition (comic verse category), Lorraine's fiction, features and humour have appeared...

The Spirit of the Great Heart

Transvaal - South Africa

Castle Pillock Despairs Of A Lot Of Things, And Especially Theresa May

I’ve been watching a TV programme with David Attenborough and the Queen talking about trees, because I would watch David Attenborough talking about toilet cleaners or earwax, given the chance. The Queen, meh. I’m not a monarchist and I don’t go for the Nation’s Granny nonsense, but it’s nothing personal. It’s good that she’s interested in preserving trees throughout the Commonwealth and wants to see a ‘Queen’s Canopy’ of forests, second only to...

The Old Man on the Mountain

a short synopsis

Big Brother Is Watching You

Keep Off - Private Property

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by Philip Sidney on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 It might still be a little cool for the flowers but there's been a host of beauties blooming on the site. Very hard to choose this week but: Story of the week goes to a stunning read from Canonette: https://www.abctales.com/story/canonette/britanny Poem of the week goes to Parson Thru for a meditation on writing - and other things... https://www.abctales.com/story/parson-thru/sewing-buttons Do give the...

Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point.

It might still be a little cool for the flowers but there's been a host of beauties blooming on the site. Very hard to choose this week but: Story of the week goes to a stunning read from Canonette: https://www.abctales.com/story/canonette/britanny Poem of the week goes to Parson Thru for a meditation on writing - and other things... https://www.abctales.com/story/parson-thru/sewing-buttons Do give the IP a go this week: https://www.abctales.com...

painting for lemonade

our first release...

Unbound to Publish No Good Deed

Posted by Ewan on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 As some of you will know, my first novel, “Gibbous House” began life here on ABCTales many moons ago and was published by Unbound in January of last year. Unbound have agreed to take on the sequel, “No Good Deed”, which was also developed on ABCTales, subject to reaching its crowd-funding target. I know many ABCtalers are not rich - neither am I, if I’m honest – but if any of you do feel able to pre-order/...

Unbound to Publish No Good Deed

As some of you will know, my first novel, “Gibbous House” began life here on ABCTales many moons ago and was published by Unbound in January of last year. Unbound have agreed to take on the sequel, “No Good Deed”, which was also developed on ABCTales, subject to reaching its crowd-funding target. I know many ABCtalers are not rich - neither am I, if I’m honest – but if any of you do feel able to pre-order/pledge/become a patron of No Good Deed,...

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