Author Archives: John

Fitting Ends III

More of my entries from the now defunct website, fittingends.com (link to archive.org). Dawn French Sacrificed by Zanon7c On location in the jungle, making a Vicar of Dibley Missionary Special, she bends over (for no adequately explained reason) causing an … Continue reading

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Re-Introducing Mortimer & Mears!

Good reading, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show. Dick: Please!!! Not such large print. I haven’t fully recovered from “The Bentilean” Christmas Party yet. Sarah: Too much to drink? Ed: No thanks, he’s had too much already. Dick: … Continue reading

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My First Kindle eBook

Someone asked me how to produce a eBook for publishing on the Amazon Kindle bookstore, so I had a practice with my old short story “Pete and the Pottery Genie” to find out how to do it and now it’s … Continue reading

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Mortimer & Mears #5: The Bentilean’s 2nd Birthday

Dick: Good reading, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the mag. Sarah: And what a special mag we have for you this time. [To Dick]: You know what it is this time, don’t you? Dick: We haven’t got to go … Continue reading

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ARTICLE: Beginning Modestly

It never ceases to surprise me the number of beginning writers who want to leap straight into the Big Time! I suppose their reasoning is that one cannot make a living by selling one’s efforts for £1 per 100 words. … Continue reading

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ARTICLE: On frying pans, fires, & boiling water

What have these to do with writing? Nowt!  But they’ve everything to do with action.  They’re the essential ingredients of any action scene in any well-written book.  Take a showdown between a private-eye and a couple of baddies.  in a … Continue reading

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Mortimer & Mears #6a: The Panto

Sarah: Good reading, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show. We nearly didn’t make it this issue, did we Dick? Missed the first edition completely. Dick: Sure did. But they’re like Moorland Rover buses, miss one and there’ll be … Continue reading

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