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Hard Sci-Fi (ciencia ficcion dura)

“We humans perceive them as strong and firmly unified properties of our surroundings, whereas in actual fact they are simply products of our consciousness.”

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On the interconnectedness of things

Families and lives are torn apart, but some connections are not so easy to cut. Join in the latest blog where I discuss my latest WIP

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Aging continuations

This blog is an update to the much more upbeat and optimistic blog “New Beginnings.” In that blog (read it here), we had just arrived back in the UK and were waiting for our house to be ready at the end of November. The house is not a fancy custom build, just a very modest […]

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From science nerd to Sci-Fi writer

I am definitely a bit of a science nerd. I was immediately hooked by the 80’s TV series “Cosmos” hosted by the wonderful and enigmatic Carl Sagan. The episodes had the most intriguing names to capture the eager mind of an easily influenced teenage boy. Sorry, for some reason Daisy Duke just came to mind. […]

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Amazing resources for writers

When I started out writing and self-publishing I really struggled to understand where successful writers were getting there information from. Then slowly, bit by bit I stumbled across forums and websites that provided guidance and sometimes even free services to rookies and pros alike. I thought it would be nice to try and share some […]

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While my Guitar Gently Wept

Some dear friends bought me a guitar today as a leaving present. I say they bought it me today, but in reality, today was merely the day I took receipt of her. She had enjoyed a journey of over twenty thousand miles over a period of twelve months for us to be finally united in […]

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Endless self-aggrandizement

One of the hardest things I find about transitioning from a traditional working role (i.e. Employee) to one as an indie writer and author is the perpetual need to self-promote. I am certain my family and FB friends are weary of my incessant posts (and now blogs for crying out loud!). “When will it end, […]

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Helping writers become authors

Credit to @KMWeiland for this insightful blog that I reference when writing. I am a big fan of Orson Scott Card (although he has some strange views around religion that I disagree with). One of my favourite go-to books is Speaker for the Dead. I use this novel structure taken from examples in Ender’s Game […]

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