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Yeah, it’s done. Sort of still beta, but I wanted to release into the wild at exactly midnight. That didn’t exactly happen, but only by twelve minutes – so still within the witching hour as befits a sword and sorcerer/horror … Continue reading
Rider in the Mist is my foray into computer games, as both a writer and fan of good, old-fashioned sword and sorcery. Sword and sorcery, though similar in theme, is also different to the other zillion fantasy sub-genres in that: … Continue reading
So here I am, currently exiled to audio Siberia, i.e. not able to podcast. But it’s not as if I don’t have anything to do. Changes are afoot at the blog and the website, and the notes for the next … Continue reading
Muffed Plot Logic in SciFi Movies: Looper, After the Dark (AKA The Philosophers) and Edge of Tomorrow,
You’re going to either have watched the following movies to know what the hell I’m taking about, or be one of the idiots responsible for writing-in the following screenplay muffs in order to give each of these films a happy … Continue reading
Here’s a little head up. I write feature articles/columns, many of which never see the light of day and are consigned to the rejection pile of newspaper and magazine editors the world over. So instead of letting all those words … Continue reading
2000 Words Okay, just to prove that I’m not a total flake after the magazine debacle, I’m encouraging myself to keep writing by tweeting the first line of each piece of fiction I write each day. Each piece, whether a … Continue reading
#Nerds, #Writers, Earthians, Buy Me A Beer: Theron-Unpwned, Unwisely Consuming…, Old Olds…, Goat Attack, Grossip…, Prod-cast
Theron-Unpwned: Hi. Yeah, see, the thing about saying you’ve “gone-writing” is that it inevitably means that you’re not. So I thought I’d take a break from “not” and try to shake something loose by blahing on a bit. So what … Continue reading
Last Couple of Weeks: #StrontiumDog, #ThePunisher, #DoctorWho, #Poirot (#ComicBooks, #UK #SciFi, #TV & #Writing)
It’s been a weird few weeks, good in some ways awful in others. Average, in other words. There was a storm that did some horrible things to the abode: , lashing it with an unbelievable amount of rain… …and wind! But … Continue reading
#SciFi, #Horror, #Fantasy: "…send us a story if you think you can mix up some pulpy goodness…" #UK, #Canada & #Mauritius
I’m busy writing and not getting paid right now, in case anyone has any weird ideas of how I’m profiting from Star Adventurer Magazine (I AM NOT). So dust off your cynic’s hat and send us a story if you … Continue reading
I’m totally slammed with a zillion things right now. I was going to my writers’ circle tonight (right about now in fact), but that plan has gone right up the spout. There was also going to be a new neRRRcast … Continue reading
Busy day as usual, just a quick post. Postie brought a few BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) mags this morning: I tried sticking my new press pass in my Doctor Who UNIT wallet that I recently won, but it kept … Continue reading
We have just published another two pieces of fantastic fiction over at Star Adventurer Magazine: Claws and Skyscraper Glass by Brock T.I. Penner (Science Fiction) Lollipop by Roy Mathur (Horror) I wrote Lollipop with these songs swirling around in my … Continue reading
Star Adventurer Magazine updates are on the way, both in the form of some minor tweaks to the site and new, pants-wettingly exciting stories. Subscribe now! You can also expect a new neRRRcast in a few days. Huzzah! Now I … Continue reading
Okay, I’ve slept, done the laundry, washing up and shopping, messed about with LinkedIn (thanks all 175 contacts), checked my email and fiddled with my social media. Now The Captain is battening down the hatches and hiding away from the … Continue reading
I cannot emphasise more strongly that prospective authors need to closely read the submission guidelines here. Granted, they have been in a state of flux, because we are tweaking things, and you may have been caught out by changes. However, … Continue reading
A second story has been published… It took a while, but we ARE getting there! A big thanks to all the authors who got in touch with us, and also for all the support we have received generally! Lurid, Trashy, Glorious … Continue reading
Writing for Star Adventurer Magazine: "people wouldn't know pulp from a gaping, bloody .50 cal hole in their heads."
Despite an initial lack of response to my call for submissions, some short stories are starting to trickle in. Unfortunately most people wouldn’t know pulp from a gaping, bloody .50 cal hole in their heads.* Pulp, Hard-boiled, 70s-style Hammer Horror, … Continue reading
Website and Blog: I updated my home webpage and wasted far too much time learning about the Google Font API, before deciding they mostly looked nasty, giving up and returning to CSS-thinned Times New Roman. Also, as you can see, … Continue reading
Writing: I lost momentum on my main writing project, a detective novel, due to laziness. Now, coming back to it after months, I have found an appalling mess of jumbled chapters and a mobius spaghetti of half-a-dozen plotlines. You should … Continue reading
The moment I say that I’m going to finish all my fiction writing projects, I manage to find ways of procrastinating, that may seem worthy, but are just avoiding the terrible, universe-consuming vortex of the blank word processor screen. Somewhat … Continue reading
See title, busy for a few weeks. Bye.
No Sleep ‘Til… – After so many late nights, indicative of insomnia rather than hard work, I slept on and off for most of the last 24 hours and I’m still tired. Getting Published – I listened to the latest … Continue reading
Final thought for the day – Barbara Cartland, the one-woman-romance-factory churned out “6,500 words each afternoon from 1 to 3:15 p.m. and completed a book at least every couple of weeks.” Time to reorganise my time-table.
*My comment policy of always including a hyperlink to my site in each comment has turned into a THING with the Guardian. Amazingly the mod wrote to me saying- “we want to make the site a forum and not a … Continue reading
Bugger waiting for NaNoWriMo or making excuses.
1. I WILL NOT use the following words- “so” “well” “anyway” 2. I WILL write next week’s column. 3. I WILL work on books. 4. I WILL NOT blog again until I do all of the above.
Feed the demon of typomania and write more, and get published. DONE. Self-published on Kindle, other books in the works too. Learn on ANY DAMN INSTRUMENT how to play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Improve my child-like drawing … Continue reading
Before we start, I’d like to clear up a few things. In my various online profiles, you may see the words “accidental tourist.” Why? Sure, sure, William Hurt was great in that movie, but as you know from the movie, … Continue reading