Richard Bowles

Biography

Not much to say about me. I'd like to say that in my life I've tried most things, but, in fact, I've tried a bit at a few things - some of which are bit disreputable and a lot of which I don't want to talk about! Now I'd like to try my hand at a bit of creative writing.

If you want the dry-as-dust autobiographical stuff, just visit my website. To see some of the other stuff I've published for free, visit my Wattpad account.

Smashwords Interview

What made you write a series of short stories, as opposed to a proper novel?
Well, it was purely pragmatism rather than any active decision. I have written novels before - and they might well appear on Smashwords, so watch this space - but they are so difficult to produce and polish. You've got to come up with an idea that you know you can sustain over many thousands of words, and then just plug away at it day in and day out. Then when you've written "The End", there is the mammoth task of editing. It's just so much easier to write a short story, as your ideas need only be good enough to span, say, five thousand words. For someone like me, who has ideas popping into his head all the time but very little writing stamina, a collection of short stories is the obvious way to go.
Well, you've partially answered my next question. Would you consider writing a novel, and, if so, what genre?
Yes, obviously. I've tried several genres, including a bit of supernatural horror. My macabre imagination seems to respond to that sort of thing. However, I have had various ideas for novels which have nothing to do with anything horrific. As always, the easy part is coming up with the idea for the novel, the hard part turning it into text. I hope with all this "genre jumping" I don't end up as a jack of all trades but master of none.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Richard Bowles online


Books

Mish Mash
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 61,960. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A mixture of various short stories - some humorous, some sci-fi, some psychological, some just plain silly! The title says it all, really. Enjoy!

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