All calm on the surface.

There always seems to be so much to do. You might think that a writer’s life is easy. You just sit around waiting for inspiration, type a few words here and there, then watch as the royalties roll in. Actually, … Continued

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Blowing my own Trumpet

Because, if you don’t, who will? I was always told, when I was growing up, never to be boastful or show off. My father used to tell me that if I did, nobody would like me. I’ve always taken his … Continued

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A free Short Story

I recently shared this short story in a Facebook group, it seemed like a good idea to give it a wider audience, so here it is for you. The Next Big Thing was originally published as one of my Sci-fi … Continued

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I’ve decided on my project for NaNoWriMo 2021

It’s that time of year again. Around this time of year, I decide which of my works-in-progress will become my NaNoWriMo challenge for the year. This year, as I already said, I had a shortlist of three possibles, I Remember … Continued

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It’s the little things that make a difference.

It’s very easy to create a universe, just make up names for a few planets, give them rough characteristics and you’re away. Add a spaceship, a person and a problem and you have a novel. Well, it works for me. … Continued

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It’s all Connected

It’s often said that nothing is ever wasted, that’s certainly true when it comes to half-finished stories and ideas. Sooner or later, you get to a point where what you had thought would never work has found a place to … Continued

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It’s nearly that time again. NaNoWriMo 2021

Is it that time of year already? August is half-gone, which means that the year is rapidly disappearing behind us. November is less than three months away. Almost before I’ve realised it, it’s time to consider the next iteration of … Continued

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The Syk’m, the Big Reveal.

This book seems to have been a long time coming, over the past couple of years I’ve been publishing a new novel every four months or so, this time it will be nine months. But now, the day is almost … Continued

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