AI is here!

AI means ‘Artificial Intelligence’ AI once meant Artificial Insemination, but times change. How did I discover AI (in the new sense)? In April I joined a free webinar AI for Writers which took place over five days for several hours a day. Each session...

‘Death Message’, by Damien Boyd – review

Death Message Death Message is a detective novel featuring DI Nick Dixon, the main character in a series by Damien Boyd. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I set out below my more detailed comments. The Plot Death Message is a fast-paced murder mystery with a variety...

The papers can’t tell you what to think, can they?

The papers? What papers? The papers I mean are the big national dailies: the Mail, the Mirror, the Express, the Telegraph and the popular free paper the Metro. They are the most widely-read and therefore, supposedly, the most influential. To some extent the Times, the...

Why are my Main Characters not all Christians?

The Main Characters in my books are varied The main character in my series Accounting for Murder is Frank Hill, who is in unsure about religion, whilst his wife, Sian, is a devout atheist. There is some discussion of faith in these books, particularly Book II, Old...

Good Friday speaks to people today

Good Friday begins the Easter Weekend Good Friday comes at the end of Holy Week and sets the scene for Easter Sunday, when Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. Christians say it proves he was the Son of God. . I have written about Easter before and I hope...

Funny? Don’t try too hard!

Funny can be by accident or design Funny things happen in real life and fiction should reflect that. Therefore, humour often works best when it seems natural. Most comic characters don’t know they are being funny and don’t intend to be. Think of the fool,...