Alexander S. Findlay

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It’s not jumping the gun if I have ‘mostly’ finished the epilogue. In my opinion, the blurb is one of the most important parts of the marketing process and how one pitches one’s work. What do you think of my blurb below? Would it hook you? Bear in mind that these are still the early days and the content is likely to change. Nevertheless, unlike the free stock image of this post… Read More

In my attempts to make my work in progress more authentic, the bibliography has had a few extra titles added to it: Stoicism for Beginners by Kevin Garnett Literature and Religion in Ancient Rome by Dennis Feeney Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome by Jerry Toner Roman Religion by John Scheid The Religious Experience of the Roman People W. Warde Fowler De Brevitate Vitae by Lucius Seneca (If Gaius probably read it,… Read More

Please go ahead and escape from the world as we know it for short while by clicking on either of the above links and choosing your download in either .epub or .pdf format.

“A reader should also be prepared not to judge my characters as one would judge people in a modern situation. I feel that the world of our ancestors was so vastly different from our own and I am attempting to portray this!”

Given that we are all under some form of lock-down or curfew and most of us are doing our part in the fight against COVID-19 by staying on the couch, I have decided to help others to alleviate the uncomfortable mix of boredom, apprehension, and uncertainty by providing some much needed escapism. My intention is to upload one short story a month to this website for people to download FOR FREE. Now,… Read More

In my humble opinion, beta reading is a highly important phase of the editing process and one which cannot be overlooked. There are numerous benefits by having others read your work for you – provided that they are honest and critical. I have asked my diverse crew to be as brutal as they need to be, but I am also interested in hearing which scenes or characters spoke to them the most… Read More

[OLD POST] I do not think that the question is: “Will it ever happen?” but “When?” I for one, am comfortably mired in the “How” of my Novella, “The Redemption of Anaìr.” I had printed out the rough draft a few weeks ago, but upon reflection found it to be quite a haphazardly structured collection of junk which I could not attach my name to. At present, I am drawing a close… Read More

This post is an introduction to my website as an author. I have recently pulled a historical fiction novelette of mine from a publisher and am in the finishing stages of a fantasy novella. The time has come to place my writing blogs and any updates related to my publications on a separate website. finphoto.net is still active and I am posting fairly frequently regarding my photographic exploits and endeavours, having now… Read More