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: I wrote some weird shit
: Hawkmumbler 12 March, 2021, 10:37:39 PM
I wrote a book! Or more accurately, a small collection of weird fiction. REBIRTH AND OTHER ABERRATIONS is a small project I've been tinkering on and off for a few months and now its out in the wilds. Simon Coleby was kind enough to let me use an astonishing piece of work for the cover and if you've any interest in horror, supernatural, weird or the grotesque, you might get a kick out of a few of these.
https://gumroad.com/l/HBoCs (https://gumroad.com/l/HBoCs)
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: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 13 March, 2021, 10:12:55 AM
...and purchased!

SBT
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: The Legendary Shark 13 March, 2021, 10:21:16 AM

I don't have a bank account but I'll get a friend to buy it on my behalf - got support fellow scribes!

Best of luck with it, Hawkie!

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: Hawkmumbler 13 March, 2021, 10:52:27 AM
...and purchased!

SBT

Much obliged, good sir!


I don't have a bank account but I'll get a friend to buy it on my behalf - got support fellow scribes!

Best of luck with it, Hawkie!



Men in sheds living off the grid is actually my primary demography! I seem to recall you actually live not far from me so if A) Covid wasn't a thing and B) this was a physical book, I'd have cycled over and lobbed it at your door like some deranged post boy while blasting the International as I went by.
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: The Legendary Shark 13 March, 2021, 12:04:55 PM

Heh, I'd definitely pay two quid for that :D

When the crisis is over, maybe we could form a local writers' group - Scribes Having Existential Doubts, maybe...?

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: TordelBack 13 March, 2021, 04:03:29 PM
Got my copy! Been looking forward to this Hawkie, well done for getting it out there.
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: Hawkmumbler 13 March, 2021, 05:14:47 PM
Got my copy! Been looking forward to this Hawkie, well done for getting it out there.

Glad you can finally read it Tordels! Be happy for any criticism from one so well read. :)


Heh, I'd definitely pay two quid for that :D

When the crisis is over, maybe we could form a local writers' group - Scribes Having Existential Doubts, maybe...?



'Grim Writers Up North'
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: Colin YNWA 13 March, 2021, 05:19:17 PM
Yep purchased and will get it read as soon as possible. Well done for getting something out. My novel remains almost there and has done for 10 years!
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: Hawkmumbler 13 March, 2021, 05:24:51 PM
Yep purchased and will get it read as soon as possible. Well done for getting something out. My novel remains almost there and has done for 10 years!

Too kind Colin, hope you enjoy and don't give up on that novel! I shall reserve a pre-order copy when the time comes.
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: The Legendary Shark 13 March, 2021, 05:31:49 PM

Damn right. Get it finished, Colin, then you can get started on the difficult second novel...

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: Bolt-01 14 March, 2021, 09:48:18 AM
Got my copy. Looking forward to reading this in about 18 months when it reaches the top of the pile! It'll be a nice surprise.
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: Hawkmumbler 14 March, 2021, 01:25:28 PM
Got my copy. Looking forward to reading this in about 18 months when it reaches the top of the pile! It'll be a nice surprise.

Thanks Bolt, hopefully I'll have more out soon (watch this space, undergoing some interesting talks right now) and I'd be doing a disservice if I didn't give credit to the small press books and comics such as Something Wicked for their part in getting me into self publishing.
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: Bolt-01 15 March, 2021, 09:21:21 AM
Ah shucks! I tell everyone to just do it themselves, so it is great to see someone actually 'do' it.
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: Hawkmumbler 19 March, 2021, 12:38:01 PM
Surpassed 15 copies in sales. Might seem like small potatoes but I'm immensely grateful for any and all support, thanks the lot of you!
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 26 March, 2021, 09:51:24 AM
Bought! I'm trembling with fear already.
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: The Legendary Shark 26 March, 2021, 03:43:52 PM

Any CBD based remedies for combating multiple irritating posts syndrome?

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: Bolt-01 26 March, 2021, 04:20:06 PM
Been a while since we got this much spam in a short period.
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: Hawkmumbler 27 March, 2021, 05:11:34 PM
Oh man, spam, in my thread? And I missed it?
Now I just feel half arsed.

Anyway, thanks for the purchase IAMTHESYSTEM! My gratitude is immeasurable!
Had some good luck this week, I wrote a short story for a charity zine, and two of my microfictions will be appearing this year in the 100 Word Horror chapbook collection.
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: JayzusB.Christ 27 March, 2021, 08:32:08 PM
Congratulations, Hawkie. And finally I see where the Hawk part of your board name comes from. (Also, Zac Hawkins is like a sci fi update of the Treasure Island guy - like it.)

Bought - looking forward to reading it.
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: Hawkmumbler 02 April, 2021, 05:40:08 PM
Too kind Jayzus, I hope you enjoy (?) and thanks for the kind words again!
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: Hawkmumbler 28 May, 2021, 10:11:26 PM
Got my copy. Looking forward to reading this in about 18 months when it reaches the top of the pile! It'll be a nice surprise.

I just stumbled across this in the process of promoting a new short story I've got coming up and had a little cry. I'd have valued Bolts feedback more than any other, and the fact all the stories we planned to work on for Something Wicked will now never happen pains me. Fuck. I wish I had headed his advice, listened to my gut and started writing sooner. I'm really sorry Dave.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 02 June, 2021, 05:29:57 PM
Fuck. I wish I had headed his advice, listened to my gut and started writing sooner. I'm really sorry Dave.

Just saw this - don't beat yourself up for not being more "proactive" Hawk - you'll create when you're good and ready sir - and the creation will be better for the space you've given it to grow. Not everyone is a Ron Smith - but I can guarantee you every hero you ever had feels the same pressure, the same regret, the same yearning to just get on with it. Bolt did too, and he would have never have judged you for it <3
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: Hawkmumbler 18 January, 2022, 04:18:39 PM
Well, thread necro. I pulled Rebirth after it sold it's 100th copy which was...unexpectedly nice. But in the meantime i've been working on the craft, publishing various short stories through a number of imprints, and decided late last year to give self publishing another shot. This time including paperbacks!

THE ASH AND BONE SANCTUARY is a collection of ten horror tales, six original, alongside two short stories and two prose poems presented in revised and expanded form from REBIRTH, in 150 pages of spine chilling gore.

In print: 28/02/22

https://twitter.com/ZC_HAWK/status/1480453104411844611 (https://twitter.com/ZC_HAWK/status/1480453104411844611)