Written on Jul, 02, 2015 by in

I’ve been getting a lot of queries about my ARC group and how to join it, so thought I’d better post something. What the Advance copy readers get is access to pretty much every book, for free, in return for (hopefully, maybe) posting honest reviews and also getting back to me and letting me know what they think. It isn’t …

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Written on Jul, 24, 2014 by in

Looks like I’m not the only writer in my little clan. My daughter, who started showing a huge reading and writing interest from quite an early age (She reads far more than I do) has managed to write her own book. It’s a short story anthology grouping some of the little gems that she has written over the last year …

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Written on Jan, 06, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

And so this has been the strangest day of my life so far. The kiddies are out with grandparents, and I just sat all day in front of my computer, tapping out new words added to the new “Thrownaway” (Tentative title) serial novel, and it’s coming along very nicely. My first official day, at home, as a full time writer. …

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Written on Jun, 02, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Neil Gaiman on DRM Anne Rice and self-publishing. Neil again…Make Good Art

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Written on Mar, 22, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

There is a row of books on top of one of the shelves in my little library (it’s actually not that small any more) that I’ve owned for a very, very long time. They are all paperbacks and all dusty, discoloured and cracked and that’s just how they should be considering how many times I’ve read them. The shelf is …

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Written on Jan, 15, 2013 by in | 4 Comments.

Last year I was absolutely rubbish. I published so little during that twelve months that I’m disgusted with myself. I can’t even give a good reason as to why it happened. I released only one book myself – the third book of the displaced, and a co-authored two other books with Michael Stephen Fuchs. Now, I’m not saying that I’m …

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Written on Dec, 17, 2011 by in | 3 Comments.

Just a few answers for the people who have asked, and I’m surprised at how many of you there are now! The Corridor IS the last the current Diary of the Displaced series, but I never said to anyone that we would never be hearing from James, DogThing and friends ever again. I’m far too invested in those characters to …

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Written on Nov, 28, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

Zoe winters has posted (and recently updated) a blog post about achieving what a lot of people consider to be “the impossible”, as in a 10,000 word day. Yes, ten thousand written words in one day… The most I’ve ever managed so far is 4,500 words in a single day, and my brain was so befuddled that I had to …

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Written on Oct, 14, 2011 by in | 1 Comment.

When I was about eight years old a very good friend of mine introduced me to a game called The Call of Cthulhu. A roleplaying game using the cheapest 4k monitor. For those of you that don’t know what one of those is, I suggest you go look it up. At the time I had become an avid reader, but …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2011 by in | 1 Comment.

I’ve written all my life, to some degree. Fantasy, scifi, horror, romance, comedy etc. Yes, I’ve written roughly thirty unfinished novels in pretty much every genre that exists. I never took it seriously, you see, never thought any of it was any good. Until 2007. I started writing the original Diary of the Displaced that year. I wrote what was …

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