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the tracks… – chapters 3.1-3.3

28 Oct

the tracks… new chapters

don’t start. i’ve been busy.

anyway, rejoice, for here are the latest chapters of my novel-in-(slow)-progress, the tracks…

if you haven’t read them already, it’s probably best to start with the opening chapters, which you can find here and here.

my aim is to publish the novel’s chapters on this blog as i write them, which is ever so exciting. but bear with me; it’s taken a while to get this far. subscribe to this blog and you’ll be notified as soon as i post new chapters.

all feedback gratefully received, and rewarded in random, slightly unnerving, ways. comment on this blog or email me: daaanlewis@gmail.com.

enjoy.

 

the tracks… – chapters 2.2-2.3

10 Mar

the tracks… new chapters

a few months back, i posted the opening chapters to my novel, the tracks… on this blog.

and now the wait is over. yes, that’s right – the next chapters follow here.

enjoy, gorgeous.

my aim is to publish the novel’s chapters on this blog as i write them, which is ever so exciting. but bear with me; it’s taken a while to get this far. subscribe to this blog and you’ll be notified as soon as i post new chapters.

i hope you enjoy these new chapters. all feedback lovingly welcomed. comment on this blog or email me: daaanlewis@gmail.com

‘the tracks…’ = bestseller

1 Feb

‘the tracks…’ has made it onto youwriteon.com’s bestsellers chart

a few months back i posted the opening chapters to my novel, the tracks… here. i then revised chapters, following some very helpful feedback, and re-posted them here, as well as on youwriteon.com. if you haven’t read the revised chapters yet, you really should, especially considering everything i’ve done for you.

i’ve mentioned youwriteon before on this blog – your work is reviewed and rated by fellow aspiring writers, and highly-rated extracts make it onto their charts. so i’m pleased to say, after riding high in their ‘top ten’ for a while, i’ve now made it to no.2 on their ‘bestsellers chart’, which – as we know – is even better than no.1*.

so, what does this mean for me?

well, it means i’ll receive a professional critique from one of the editors at orion or random house, which is very nice indeed.

plus being a ‘bestseller’ feeds my monstrous ego and allows me to walk around shouting “who’s laughing now, haters?”**

but, more than anything, it reminds me that i’ve got a bloody novel to write and really should start focusing on the next chapters.

so i will. i’m off to write.

cheers

*if you think odd numbers are bastards.

** i’ve never done this in my life.

new novel extract – the tracks…

5 May

the tracks… will be my third novel, and you can read what i’ve written so far here.

i plan to publish the novel’s chapters on this blog as i write them, which is ever so exciting. but bear with me; it’s taken a while to get this far. subscribe to this blog and you’ll be notified as soon as i post new chapters.

the tracks… begins with the death of a woman on the train tracks at london bridge station, and focuses on the effect the incident has on the train driver who inadvertently kills her and a commuter who witnesses the incident.

i’m intrigued by the fact that, over the course of a twenty-five year career as a train driver, the chances are you’d inadvertently kill someone whilst simply doing your job. to me, this grim statistic offers an intriguing premise; train-related deaths are such a common occurrence these days, yet no one’s writing about them.

the tracks… won’t be quite as bleak as it sounds, though; to an extent it’s simply about how negative events can somehow have positive after-effects.

i hope you enjoy these opening chapters. all feedback massively appreciated (but keep it constructive, kids). comment on this blog or email me: daaanlewis@gmail.com.

new fiction – dead dom

25 Jan

dead dom is my second novel, completed in march 2008. it’s quite a sick little puppy.

you can read chapter 1 here.

you can read chapter 8 here.

if you enjoy these sample chapters, let me know and maybe – just maybe – i’ll send you the manuscript. for free. because i’m lovely like that.

WARNING – dead dom contains bad language, terrible behaviour, awful violence and is not your friend.

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