Monthly Archives: March 2017

The choice illusion

It’s an old trick, a good one, one with many variations, many names, but its all the same trick. A trick that hangs on the same guiding principle, creating the illusion of choice. the illusionist can pull this off with one … Continue reading

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The rules of good writing…

There are a great many rules when it comes to good writing. Many a word count has been written explaining them in infinitesimal detail. Generally, however, the best way to explain the rules is with a little humour. Humour being … Continue reading

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The Impossible Search for the Perfect Sentance…

Occasionally writing becomes the search for the perfect sentence, this can sometimes become an obsession, and like all obsessions, it has a dark side. That may seem a strange thing to say, but you’ll have to go with me here … Continue reading

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1000 A Day Habit…

To be a writer, you have to write… this was a conclusion I came to a few years ago, which still holds true. To borrow some advice from one more qualified to talk about successful writing than I… This then … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing: A Guidebook for the Tourist#6 Proofreading

It may seem obvious, but in case it’s not, or even if it is… 1/ Proofreading your novel. There is nothing, and I do mean nothing, as important as having a good proofreader or three. No matter how many times you … Continue reading

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The Cats of Ulthar: The complete Lovecraft#17

Cats walk between worlds, the real and the mystical, the mortal and the spiritual, the land of the living and the land of the dead… Least ways this is a recurring theme through fiction and the mythologies of the ancient … Continue reading

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The Terrible Old Man: The complete Lovecraft#16

Among other things, I am a bit of an aficionado of the ‘Future Shock’. For those that have never heard of them, they are short one-off stories in the British comic 2000AD, generally written by new up and coming writers, … Continue reading

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