Sunday, 7 May 2017

No More Excuses


It's time I stopped making excuses and got back into regular blogging despite the fact that this is my busiest time of the year.

There are A Levels and International Baccalaureate going on at the college where I'm an exam invigilator. During these two months I'm still determined to keep up my short story output for the womags. Nevertheless I'm sitting here typing this post while switching between commentary of Notts v Leics in the One Day Cricket competition and England v Ireland in International One Day Cricket. I'm also trying to keep up to date with progress of the Giro (Italy's equivalent of the Tour de France).

Another ongoing project is the sequel to my children's novel Youthopia which I'm hoping to complete before the end of the year.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Youthopia-Keith-Havers-ebook/dp/B01N6F0LOH/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 By the way I have a story coming in this week's People's Friend. (Dated May 13th). It's a story with a horse racing theme. I actually received a slap on the wrist from editor Shirley Blair for not alerting her to the fact that this is a date specific story. It didn't occur to me that they would have preferred to publish it during Grand National week. Oh well. Lesson learnt.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A Guest Post And A Plug

Ironic isn't it?

I don't seem to have time to write my own blog but I'm a guest on Womagwriter's Blog today.

I had the pleasure of meeting Patsy Collins a few weeks ago when she and Gary passed through Nottingham on their travels and a chance remark by me led to her inviting me to write a post for Womagwriter.

She also very kindly offered me a chance to mention my book Youthopia.



Please go and take a look.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Reading List

Where do people get the time to post on their blog several times a week?

Just lately, if I'm not writing for magazines, then I'm reading, and included in my reading list are several self-help books on writing craft. Over the last year or so I've collected a few by writers that I know on the internet or that I've actually met. I'm still working through some of them and here they are; all highly recommended of course:

Easy Money For Writers and Wannabes                      Maggie Cobbett
The Little Book of Freelance Writing                             Susie Kearley
Kindle Direct Publishing for Absolute Beginners           Sally Jenkins
Editing the Red Pen Way                                            Anne Rainbow
Stories with Twist Endings, How to Write and Sell Them  Linda Lewis
Give Up Ironing                                                         Kathleen McGurl
The Short Story Writer's Toolshed                                 Della Galton
From Story Idea to Reader               Patsy Collins & Rosemary J. Kind

Alternatively, if you fancy a bit of children's adventure or you know an eleven to thirteen year old who would, then try this:


My author's page is now on Amazon here.

Paperback £6.50
Kindle Edition £1.99