I rite stry 4 u

The Japanese have always been famous for doing everything smaller. They usually do it better, too, but not in this instance. The younger generation of Japanese have taken to a new method of writing novels using their mobile phones. Already the mobile phone is more...

Acronym funny

A good friend of mine, Deb, sent me an email recently with all sorts of reworked book covers. I haven’t had a big belly laugh for a while, but, for some reason, I had one when I saw this: Man, that cracked me up....

Astrology, how can you not trust it?

It’s enough of a stretch to divide the entire population of the globe by twelve and then try to convince everyone that they will have shared experiences with their particular twelfth. Of course, astrologers will tell you that that’s only tabloid astrology...

J K Rowling and The Licence To Print Money

Is there a bigger writing phenomenon than J K Rowling? Has there ever been a bigger one? Amazon, the greatest internet bookstore in the world, has just happily announced that it has bought a book from Rowling for 1.95 million pounds. That’s pounds sterling....

You lucky people

A couple of recent updates to The Word might interest you, dear reader. Firstly, I’ve added my short story The Night Bus to the Dark Shorts page. Most of you that are interested will probably have already read this last month at The Harrow, where it was...