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Channelling my inner wizards.

Different and wacky are not just cool, they can be great. In the world of writing, this means that you should shake things up a bit.

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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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A different environment

Writing is a deeply social activity, we write so that other can read our stories after all. The difference is that it is largely undertaken in complete solitude. I hear that some writers start their manuscripts in the hubbub of a noisy coffee shop, only moving to more peaceful surroundings for final proofreading and editing. […]

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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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Mistakes were Made

Available now in the Amazon stores worldwide. In a year that most of the world would spend in pyjamas, we decided to give up great jobs, sell our house and everything else we owned, and move from the United States to the Mediterranean idyll of Spain, all amidst the deadliest global pandemic since 1918. This […]

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