When Neep Neep signs himself up for a piratical endeavours correspondence course with the aim in mind of becoming a pirate consultant he is not aware that the Golden Octopus, the nautical governing piratical body see him as nothing more than a nuisance which very much is in need of being disposed of. Thus Neep inadvertently sets in motion a chain of events that will involve him, The Scarlet Daisy (who has some very odd ideas of what comprises standard pirate dress), Mr Bones (very thin), Ensephilephtor Boom (founder member of the
I think it is interesting to people who don’t write as to where you get your ideas from. For those of us who do write, I imagine that the answer is at best, variable. I think if you asked two different writers you are likely to get two totally different answers. In the same way that some writers are meticulous planners and keep careful notes on everything, and some just seem to make it up as they go along, ideas are, I would have thought, a very individual thing. As to myself, I find ideas never really stop. It can be a picture I see that inspires me, a snippet of conversation or a word. One thing I do find holds particularly true is that the best writing ideas are usually a collision of two things. For example, I may have been looking at a picture of a sad old man standing looking out of his window as one idea, and maybe a few days later I see an Autumn leaf falling down from a tree, twisting and
During the course of this book and to some degree also, “Anyone” I thought there were potential spin-
In conclusion, “Overboard” is a curious mix between a parody and a good old fashioned pirate adventure with a large dose of humour and whimsy added to the mix at no added cost. Amazon links are below, and the book is also available in paperback if you like your reading to be done the good old fashioned kind of way. If you are not sure, there is also a download link to allow you to read the first three chapters with no obligation at all -
"Sons of the Pinched Fuse", and "Mad Dog" Jenkins (Mad. Very, very mad),in search of the fabled treasure of Capability Jones and the lost island of El Bongo which most pirates agree doesn't exist. Only Daisy and Bones seem to think otherwise..."Overboard!" is a whimsical, humorous adventure set on the high seas, where to err is human, but to "aar!" is pirate...