To mark the end of the year, and as a first attempt in the world of self-publishing, I’ve gathered together a collection of short stories and flash fiction from my blog and published it on Amazon Kindle and as a paperback. I hope you can find the time to have a look.

I’m grateful for all the people who visit my blog to read my efforts and encourage me to keep writing – thank you one and all – and I look forward to continuing this adventure with you all.



26 responses to “COLLECTED SKETCHES”

  1. Iain! I’ve read the first two stories through the ‘Look Inside’ facility, I was grinning all the way through (even the sad bits). It’s a hell of a way to mark the end of the year.

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    • Thanks Jac. I’m sure you will have read some of them through my blog, but it seemed like a nice way to gather them all together before starting fresh in the new year! Thanks for your support, Iain.

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      • I read a quote today from, Buckminster Fuller ~ ‘You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.’ Despite everything, it’s an exciting time to be a writer , mate.

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      • It’s certainly gratifying that something you write can be read anywhere in the world straightaway, with instant feedback. And then you can get a good old printed copy made too. Hope you have a good Christmas 🙂

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      • It’s fantastic. A good Christmas back at you. I’m feeling all Genghis Khan about 2017, so either I’m coming out fighting or I am establishing the largest land based empire the world has ever known. It could go either way.

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  2. That’s awesome! Congratulations! 🙂 … I was wondering, does Kindle have a rule that you need to delete those blog posts from your site, in order to publish them?

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    • Thanks Shehanne, that’s very nice of you – I’m sure you will have read most of them before on my blog, but it seemed a nice idea to collect them all together before moving on to new projects next year! I’m up for a chat with the hamster dudes in the New Year, you can get in touch whenever suits you. Hope you have a great Christmas 🙂 x

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  3. Hearty congratulations Iain. Reading your writings have always been a pleasure.
    I would definitely be going through your book shortly.
    Could you run me through the mechanics of getting something like this published. If so, i would indeed be very grateful. Please bear in mind that you need to put it in a step by step manner as i am a bit of a novice in this matter. I shall be greatly obliged if you can mail me at Thanks and wish you a more successes in the coming years. Neel.

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