April 14, 2017

My style – writing ambitions

I once said that I wanted to be the Jane Austen for gay love stories in the 21st Century. I was trying to explain my style of writing. I wanted the romance but happy to leave the sex to the imagination – after all there are many other writers covering that field perfectly adequately. I am old fashioned enough to believe that what happens in […]

March 28, 2017

Timon of London and Bath (Book 5)

I had a little break from typing (see previous blogs for full story) and read Book 5. Book 4 & 5 I printed out small and stuck them into little notebooks. It’s a fun way of imagining your books are published. Book 5 (or shall I call it by its provisional title of Timon of London and Bath) was an interesting experiment for me. When […]

February 1, 2017

Well this shit is real!! Book 2 claws its way from the gutter.

In my last blog I spoke very casually about having lost a 330,000 word novel. I had a paper copy. Slightly inconveniently it was printed out on 8 pages to an A4 page to save paper and ink. Now I am typing it up I realise it is my eyesight that needs saving. I was hoping in my flippant blog that rummaging would produce the […]

January 31, 2017

A Scare

I have been editing Herai for so long that the other day when I decided it was time to look at Book 2, I had a scare. It wasn’t on my laptop. My writing netbook had died in the last year. Neither was it sitting on any of the 3 memory sticks I could have sworn contained everything I had ever saved on a computer. […]

January 18, 2017


I wanted to write a story where the main character could be seen as either male or female depending on the wishes or viewpoint of the reader. It seemed an interesting experiment to me to see the reactions of the readers. I’m not sure it worked as the first two people who read the book assumed without question, and didn’t notice the fact that I […]

January 16, 2017

The sea

Some views of the sea. A picture everyday since the 18th March 2016. See my twitter account. Use the hashtag.#aaronlooksatsea365

January 16, 2017

The Silver Chair

The silver chair has always been my favorite Narnian novel. I heard an audio version of it the other day. For those of you who don’t know the story, prince Rillian has been captured by the evil witch who killed his mother.He is enchanted every day by the witch to make him biddable and to forget who he is. Every day he is chained to […]

December 26, 2016

Herai Progress

Just realized looking at my last Blog, I haven’t mentioned that Herai is now fully available to buy in all formats (apart from hardback.) I have also become aware that I need to get words down that will appear in search engines and enable people to find my book. I’ve always found it very hard to describe Herai to anyone who’s asked. I’d like to […]

December 14, 2016

Nearly there…

I was so excited to get my proof copy of Herai in the post. I thought I just had to check it and it would be there for anyone to buy.  But it takes 3-5 days to transfer the information from Createspace (the paperback creators) to Amazon (the retailers).  What I was imagining in my novice way that I could tweet about Herai ‘s availability […]

December 9, 2016


I want to share a story which is too long for 140 characters so I am going to try to blog again. I don’t know what I’m doing. This does not look as it should. But let’s give it a go. So the last stage in publishing Herai is here. For all those potential book publishers amongst you (Experts please skip this part) this consists […]