eBook Blurb

I’ve had to change my name. I discovered a published author called J.B. Toner on Goodreads, so I can’t publish my book under that name (even though it’s the one my parents gave me). I’m now calling myself JJ Toner, and will publish under that name. So watch out for: Ovolution and Other Stories by […]

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My Second Book

My Second Book is called “The Black Orchestra”. Those of you who have been reading my blog will remember my posts about my first book, part 1 and part 2. Here’s what happened next. I had read a couple of books about German spies in Ireland during what my countrymen of the time called “The […]

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Making Friends on Facebook

I’ve been trying to make friends on Facebook. It’s not easy. Some friend requests that I send out seem to work with one click, others invite me to add a message, still others pop-up with a warning: “Are you sure you know this person?” and others, including Nathan Bransford, say: “This request could not be […]

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First eBook

Moving toward publication of my first eBook, a collection of ten short Science Fiction stories. The provisional title for the book is “Ovolution and Other Stories”. Here’s my checklist of tasks to be completed: 1 Complete the ten stories2 Commission and receive cover3 Complete final text edit4 Pass the manuscript to editor5 Rewrite as necessary6 […]

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On Plot Outlines

Plot outlines come in all shapes and sizes. At one extreme we have “pantsers” – people who just sit down with an idea in mind, and start writing. At the other extreme we have people like me who wouldn’t dream of putting two words together without a detailed outline of the book. The thought of […]

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