Archive for February, 2014

Rejected Story Ideas

When you claim to be a writer, amongst the many questions you get – normally right after “Do you write all day long?!” – is “Where do you get your ideas from?” I’ve discussed this before, but sometimes a person will then follow this up with, “Do you have any ideas that didn’t work?” Curse […]


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Keeping It Real [on dialogue]

Ahh, the joys of reading… I’ve been reading a bit over on a site called where I occasionally go. I do reviews, have a few pieces there for people to read, that sort of thing. Generally, it’s a place I go online to read some short pieces of fiction (and occasional essays and the […]


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The Physical Act

Something odd’s happened to my writing of late. You see, for the past 20 years (or so… I’m old, numbers now mean less and less to me) I’ve generally written on some sort of electronic typing device. Starting with the good ol’ Commodore 64 in the 1980s, through various incarnations of the Pentium through to […]


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Links, bits, and pieces

Quick one! I forgot to post this when it first came out (I think) – a review of Long Pig, written by Arthur Sanchez, and in which he likes my story. It’s on the Whortleberry Press site, about here somewhere. A new book has been released, and it’s an interesting one. Short (very short), only […]


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