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Pretty boys, handsome girls

For the annual International Transgender Day of Visibility, an extract from Boy & Girl about pretty boys and handsome girls. Read the extract on Author's Notes.
Activism and government

Activism and government

Not only do neglected stories need to be heard, but also the narrators need to present their stories in a way that can be heard and adhered to. Read more on Author's Notes
Contradicting someone’s feelings

Contradicting someone’s feelings

Parents do it. Friends do it. Even strangers do it. Denying your feelings. As if they knew better what you feel. But the damage they cause is considerable... Read more on Author's Notes.
Tiles for the homeless

Homelessness

Read one of the poignant stories Annie records in Stories People Tell, those whose voices don't get heard. This one about homelessness. (Read more)
Silence of snow

Silence is more than the absence of sound …

Kate on the quality of silence in a snow-bound world. A short extract from We Girls Show the Way. (Read more)
30% discount on Smashwords

30% discount on Smashwords

Get any of Alan McCluskey’s novels in ebook format for 30% off as part of Smashwords Authors Give Back Sale. The sale lasts till April 20th 2020.
Some hints on tightening up your manuscript

Some hints on tightening up your manuscript

Improving the impact of writing in novels is the subject of the article Some Hints on tightening up your manuscript. The examples given hint at some of what to look for when editing a manuscript. Read the article on Author's Notes.
Sleeping-walking on the road to chaos

Sleeping-walking on the road to chaos

Wake up world! Trump has us sleepwalking on the road to chaos and the cliff edge is only inches away. Read more on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
UK-EU passport

A sad day indeed…

On the eve of the UK departure from the EU, I am filled with profound sadness. I don’t share the opinion that the debate will magically go away… Read more on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
Greta

Greta the Great!

The glorification of Greta Thunberg by the media raises questions that are echoed in We Girls Show the Way. Read more including an extract on Author's Notes.