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Still munching away on this elephant

Quick check-in to note something positive: I’m still in this! My writing is still getting done, albeit slowly, and every day I inch closer to my goal of a manuscript that (hopefully) won’t burn a beta-reader’s eyes right out of … Continue reading

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How to Find the Fat in My Manuscript?

I “think” I’ve finally worked this out, so it’s a good time to share. For any writer who’s stuck looking at their thousandth draft, and unsure where to begin cutting, this one’s for you. The synopsis that I’d been writing, summarizing … Continue reading

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Progress is Progress, DAMMIT!

Says I, a person who is currently progress-challenged. I’ve been editing about a page worth of synopsis every other day, and there’s still a looong way to go. It’s all-good though: I know that this tid-bit of forward movement, as slight … Continue reading

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Oh hi there, long time no see…

And boy have I got things to tell you. I’ve moved house since I last blogged, to a big ol’ house on the hill (ostensibly owned by my parents, but they’re fairly unlikely to kick me out, and they’re welcome … Continue reading

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Hello peoples. Here’s the follow up to last week’s Flash Fiction challenge set at Chuck Wendig’s blog – Terribleminds. That one was all about writing a 250 word character description, or a short scene introducing a fresh character. THIS WEEK we’ve been given … Continue reading

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My Writing Process. HOW I DO.

Over at Terribleminds, Chuck put the question to everyone, what does your writing process look like? It was a timely question for me, because my writing process has only really solidified into something routine in the past few months. Everyone does this … Continue reading

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Hello all. Here’s a quick Flash Fiction bit I’ve bashed together for a challenge set on Chuck Wendig’s blog – Terribleminds. The gist of it is to write a 250 word character description, or a short scene introducing a fresh … Continue reading

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Pickled Zombies and Skull-splatting Madness. NOVELLA REVIEW: The Last Safe Place, by Rob Hart

I’m a simple guy. I like beer, explosions and zombies. There are other predictable predilections: bacon, beards, fantasy novels of sufficient girth to club an unsuspecting librarian into submission… Unless said librarian is a red-head with a one word, three … Continue reading

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I Have no Aversion to Good Novellas. REVIEW: Aversion, by Ernie Luis

I suddenly remembered that today is the day a particularly rad novella is released, and so here’s my review of same. I’m particularly keen to see more of this author’s work (my reviews for the first two novellas in this … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road – what a lovely film…

Like many people, I had my socks rocked by the epicosity that is Mad Max: Fury Road. This post will be mainly about my thoughts on the film, so I’ll put all the non- Mad Max, nonspoiler stuff at the … Continue reading

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