The Man Within, Chapter 8 – a novella excerpt



Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6Chapter 7

When I got into the house, I was confronted by clutter, lots of it. They had tacky, bulky furniture and trinkets all over the living room. I could tell they had tried to clean up the place, but the house was bursting at the seams. At first, I thought it was because the house was so small, but I learned that, funny enough, those with little money seem to love collecting useless stuff.

I had to share a room with Gershel, my sixteen year old cousin . . . and I had thought the living room was bad. When I entered Gershel’s room, I was struck by the smell—of dirty laundry and, especially, of dirty socks. Aunt Matilda must not have gotten to clean that part of the house. I didn’t know how good of an odour no smell was until then. Continue reading “The Man Within, Chapter 8 – a novella excerpt”

Why you should beta read, as an emerging writer


Beta reading is a cool way to help out another writer. You get to be one of the first people to read someone’s story and offer constructive feedback. It’s also a great way to foster good relationships with writers who may, in turn, beta read one of your books—we all know how essential that first critique is.

But sometimes, beta reading does more for your writing than you initially imagined. Whereas, you thought you were polishing a friend’s writing, you end up also polishing your own.

Educators say the best way to learn a concept is to teach it. Beta reading kind of works in the same way. Continue reading “Why you should beta read, as an emerging writer”

Homemade Meals For The Busy Guy: Easy Chicken Stock

chicken stock

I always have chicken stock in my freezer. It has the ability to turn that otherwise dreary, vegetarian sauce or soup into something spectacular. Who wouldn’t want genuine chicken flavour but without the cost of a chicken (not to mention the inconvenience of cooking one)? As a bonus, you also get precooked, shredded chicken to use in wraps, fried rice, pasta dishes, pizza, stir fries, sandwiches . . . and so on.

Once frozen, the chicken stock and pulled chicken will guarantee you loads of effortless meals. Chicken stock is known to be great for your immune system, intestinal health and skin, amongst other things. It’s a worthy investment.

How to make the chicken stock

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Our Collabowriters Book Is Ready!



My first traditionally published book is ready for launch, and it was a collaboration!

Here is when it began, and this is where the journey took me.

The book is currently available for download at

The Man Within, Chapter 7 – a novella excerpt



Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6Chapter 8

“I’m sorry, what?”

“Is your uncle,” she opens her file, “Godfrey here?”

I only look at her, confused.

“You told Doctor Lanely and Nurse Doris that you’re living with him.”

Shit. They sold me out. I knew Doris couldn’t be trusted

“He’s not here at the moment.”

“Meaning he is here most other times?” she asks sweetly. Continue reading “The Man Within, Chapter 7 – a novella excerpt”