This is Bernard King's website - thank you for visiting.
This website has two objectives.
To tell you what I have written, what I am writing, and any other thunderous events about to happen!
But more importanty I want the site to entertain. I want readers to press the giggles button when they feel blue or down in the dumps. If, after reading some of the vignettes they have found a smile, then the site is working!
Visitors from Downright fiction - please click the Total Commitment tab or Chapter one tab for your free chapter!
After four years hard labour, the first draft of IMAGINE is finished. I am now looking for a publishing date around October this year.
The first chapter of the completed book will be on this site before the release date.
Here is the first draft of the intended back cover blurb.
'International best selling author, Nicolas Lourmarine, is a jealous alcoholic.
If knowing his wife Jemma, was having an affair, he would kill her.
But jealousy is the least of Jemma and her lover's problems. Her husband's new book is staggering - an accurate recount of her love affair, reporting on a weekly basis, the lurid details of her fling.
Is Nicolas psychic, a mind reader or a male witch? Whichever, no longer matters. The lovers bewilderment turns to fear, Nicolas now predicts their future, and despite their efforts, it happens.
Then terror replaces fear, Nicolas has turned executioner, he is killing off the wife in his book.
Someone is going to die. Will it be Nicolas or Jemma?
Read the story as Nicolas creates it, but be prepared for the end shock. Both of them'.
This is a good example of all the things you should not do when you pose for a picture.
The green thing behind me that looks like a big green cabbage, is a big green cabbage.
The uneven line of stones display all the charm of having a house that falls down regularly and I pushed my knee forward to show people I still have one.
The grey jumper and blue shirt illustrates the problem I have had all my life, trying to stop my pink face clashing with just about everything.
I see often the advice ‘show don’t tell’. This I believe is only half the secret required by would be writers.
Surely the other half is POV? You can ‘show’ until your fingers bleed on the keyboard, but if you are not in your character’s head you are not going anywhere.
John, annoyed, went out into the sunshine to try and relax. That is telling.
It seemed the sunshine, ankle deep lawns, and the trees waving dancing shadows, tried to sooth the hard edge of his annoyance as he stepped into the garden. That is showing.
The brightness and warmth grabbed him, he could feel it, tugging him down the path into the calm of the garden, but his anger followed, starting that pain again across his chest. That is showing from the character’s POV.
This website has additional pages.
CONTACT which is pretty expantory, if you want to contact me or the publisher or want to buy a book, the links are on this page.
GIGGLES: Once a comedy writer, always a comedy writer. This page is devoted to titters. Little scenes I see, overhear, or photograph. The only rule is they must be amusing, also I add new dramas and add them when I have the time to write them up.