You’re Either Loved Or Hated

Critic

Everyone is a book critic One lesson I have learned since I began publishing my writing is that there will be those who somewhat like or tolerate what I do, those who love what I do and then well, there will always be those who really hate every single word I’ve ever written. And of course, they very often want to tell the whole world in no uncertain terms what they think. The best litmus test for reviews for me is Goodreads. A social media site dedicated to books and reading. No matter where a reader has sourced one of my books from – Kindle, Nook, Paperback, free or pirated –

The Longest Sentence In English

The Longest Sentence In English

How long can one sentence be? For some odd reason, I started searching for the longest sentence ever written in English and was amazed to find that in fact, a sentence of 469,375.2 words was actually written by Nigel Tomm in a book titled The Blah Story that had twenty-three different covers, which must surely be a record for covers and words, although I’m absolutely perplexed as to what would constitute a word that would only count as point two of a word as a word is a word and any reduction would have to be classed as a suffix or abbreviation or perhaps an acronym but one could surmise that his over-use of

How To Make Your Book A Bestseller

How To Make Your Book A Bestseller

A tongue in cheek approach to bestseller status Every author wants their book to rise above the slush pile, the mid-list and into the top ten of bestsellers. Why even settle for the top ten. Why not go straight for number one? However, it is quite surprising how few know how to achieve this simple feat. Really, it’s child’s play if you follow the following useful tips to make your book, no matter how good or long it is, a number one bestseller. 1. First, make sure you’ve actually written a book. Amazing how many potential bestselling authors miss this first step. 2. Too simple for some, but rule 101

The Adventures of Hal by Derek Haines

The Adventures of Hal by Derek Haines

One thing I rarely do here on The Vandal is mention my books. Guilty as charged, so today I will right this wrong and introduce you to one of my favourite characters. Halbert Hoop, or better known as HAL. So without further ado here’s a taste of HAL! The Adventures of Hal Halbert Hoop, better known as Hal to his friends, was a lost member of the British peerage. His father, Baron Spencer Hoop, who’d unfortunately come to his demise a few months earlier when he fell from his polo pony and was struck in the right temple by the hoof of his own pony, and simultaneously by the mallet