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21 Of My Favourite Short Stories

You won’t find me doing this very often, but I am actually going to give a list of my favourites of something. The reason I don’t do this very often is that tastes change and as soon as I write my favourite down I’m sure another is going to come along and replace it. I […]

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Christmas Greetings!

Brief greetings from the land of dangerous animals, dangerous weather and even more dangerous politicians.   Well, down here in Australia, another Christmas is almost over. As usual, I ate too much and did too little. Family time.   As some of you are aware, December 25 is also my birthday and I now move […]

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Recharging

I recently got back from a holiday to Kangaroo Island, and I have to say there is nothing like a holiday in a quiet place with fantastic scenery to get the mind back on track for writing. A couple of short stories finished, another started for an anthology, two longer works started. (One of these […]

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A Couple Of Reviews (Long Pig, Australian Songs)

First up, a book. Long Pig is the latest Static Movement Press book I appear in, edited wonderfully well by Dorothy Davies. After some books I’ve read lately, it’s good to see an editor who knows her job. Anyway, as the title may give away, this is a book about cannibalism. Man, is it graphic. […]

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Odds and Sods and Links… oh my!

It’s been a little while since my last post. Sorry, for the three of you that look forward to this. I’ve been busy-ish writing. 20k+ words in a week and a half and no signs yet of stopping. One of the joys of being a “writer” – writer’s diarrhoea. It certainly makes up for three more […]

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Clearing The Mind To Write

Brief one today! I received an email about the blog that wasn’t (a) abusive or (b) trying to sell me something. In part: “…quick question which I’d like to ask. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my mind in getting […]

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Write What You Know?

Like many aspiring authors, when I was young and learning I was told to only “write what you know.” The reasoning was, I guess, don’t step outside your comfort zone because your audience will know if you make it up. And like many young authors, this I did, to the point where a lot of early […]

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Interview!

Ah yes, another author interview! Like I said before, I actually quite enjoy these little diversions, so here’s one for the upcoming Temporal Element anthology. Enjoy: http://martiningham.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/author-interview-steven-gepp.html

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Novel #29

Yes, time for the next novel. This one is quite a departure for me. It has absolutely no spec fic themes at all. Whereas as even Relick, which was a comedy adventure yarn, had religious fantasy elements about it, this one is nothing of the sort. Spandex Dreams clocks in at 51000 words, and is […]

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Links And News

Some news – three more rejections came in the past week. Spandex Dreams, my wrestling novel which I don’t think I’ve discussed here, was rejected by the Canadian publisher who asked for it. I have written to another Canadian publisher about it as well, but they don’t do fiction by non-Canadians, and I am grateful […]

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