As you may be aware, I recently made a short story anthology Static: Collected Stories available on Kindle for just £1.99 (you can buy it here).
Over on my Medium blog, I wrote a post to explain why I decided to self-publish it (after spending years vowing I wouldn’t self-publish).
You can read the post here.
(Incidentally, if you want some free samples of the kind of stories you’ll encounter in Static: Collected Stories then you can find some on Medium, here.)
Creators Media (formerly Movie Pilot) recently asked for story submissions on the subject of #DatingTruths to be potentially curated into a fanzine.
For my entry, I spoke about how ignoring advice and NOT taking things slow was the best decision I ever made.
You can read the full article here.
On Tuesday, I spent the day at an open day for the local Wellbeing and Recovery College. I spent the day as “human book”, talking to people (along with my wife) about life, and marriage, living with a disability.
I wrote about the amazing experience on Medium, and you can read it here.
So, let’s talk about mailing lists.
I’ve been hearing about mailing lists ever since I started making serious attempts at becoming a writer (what do you mean you couldn’t tell from my writing that I’m serious about it? Shut up). What I’ve also been doing is burying my head in the sand about it.
Because it seems daunting. Because it seems like a lot of work. And because, although a lot of writers and bloggers talk about it, very few people talk about how you actually get it off the ground in the first place.
But, thanks to the amazing help from the group at Ninja Writers, I’m giving it a go.
And that’s where I am at the moment. My number of subscribers sits at zero. But I hope I can increase that. I would like my subscribers to enjoy a regular newsletter with links to my latest articles across various websites I write for, with (hopefully) excepts from my work in progress novel, with general musings on life and writing that might entertain. Does that sound like something you’d be interested in?
But first, I guess, I need to get the subscriber number up to…an actual number. So if you want to be one of the first to get a look at my sci-fi novel (that I plan to complete during NaNoWriMo), or you’d like to read my take on football, movies and TV, then click the link below, pop in your details and sign up.
Let’s be friends.
I’m a full time office drone and part time freelance writer. In my spare time I write short stories and have two novels on the go (one of which I’m serialising online – very, very slowly – at Inkitt). I also find time to write regularly for a number of popular sites including Just Football, Movie Pilot and WhatCulture, and I’m always open to offers to write. I also have a Medium account where I published short fiction and other musings I also recently published a short fiction anthology called Static: Collected Stories and you can buy it on Kindle here – for just £1.99!
I’ve decided that it would be good to collate everything I write in one place, so that’s why I started David Fox Writing. It will also give me a place to put my unpublished short stories and musings that perhaps don’t fit anywhere else.
I’ve started a mailing list where you will get all sorts of things including new short stories, excepts from my as-yet-unpublished novels, links to my published articles and all sorts of other things. Sign up here, if you’d like to:
In the meantime, come and have a look around the site. I hope you enjoy what you read! If you want to get in touch, feel free to reach me via email at email@example.com, or on Twitter or via my Facebook Page.