Author Archives: Stephen Oram

being part of a flash fiction flood…

I love flash fiction – it’s the sort of thing that fills in the cracks of a day and sparks thoughts and ideas to fire off in different directions.

I was really pleased to have a story chosen by FlashFlood who published a new piece every ten minutes for twenty four hours – a true flood.  I’m sure there’s something for everyone among that deluge so why not paddle around and see what you can find.

By the way, there is a connection between the photo and my story…

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London Book Fair

It’s been a busy few days.

On Thursday I popped into the London Book Fair for the first time – it’s as you’d imagine a trade show to be, with lots of stands and seminars. It was great to see Quantum Confessions on the SilverWood stand and I learnt about how to approach festivals for speaking gigs, which is something I’m interested in doing a lot more of.

On Friday I was at the Indie ReCon 2015 event at Foyles on Charing Cross Road which is of course a great venue. The Indie Author scene is an interesting one and hearing, thinking and talking about how the publishing industry is changing and how authors are increasingly in control of their own destiny was heartening and invigorating.

Watch the bankers riot…

Imagine a world where the government is about to regulate wages so that top incomes are no more than ten times the lowest. Imagine you’re earning a really high salary, as a banker let’s say. Imagine your salary will be cut and your bonuses capped.
Ideologically you believe in the absolute purity of money, you believe it shouldn’t be interfered with and you believe you have every right to make as much of it as you can.

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