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Indie April#7: Magpies of Misanthropy

It’s Indie April, a celebration of all things Indie, be it novels, movies, music or art. The idea being to encourage interaction between indie creatives, and that most elusive of beasties the wider audience, and it is a time to … Continue reading

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Publishing the self…

Opinions, as the saying goes, are like arseholes, everybody’s got one, and some people are closer to theirs than others. As a rule, therefore, I find I only trust the opinions of those who have first proved not to ride … Continue reading

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Quoting the horror…

Everyone likes a good horror movie, even if they say they don’t, and the best horror movies often start out as novels. Of course, they don’t always seem much like the novels when they are finished, and the novels are … Continue reading

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News from the Passing Place…

Morn was tending the bar on a lazy afternoon while the piano player played something which would have been a dirge at another time, but seemed remarkably joyful for some reason. Possibly this was to do with the cat which … Continue reading

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Stocktaking…

March is here, the daffodils have poked their heads out in my garden, winter is tailing off into spring and the anniversary of the death of Caesar looms soon upon us. It is at this time of year, because some … Continue reading

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Covers and Tassels…

I don’t normally do WIP updates as such, and certainly not when I am still writing the first draft. But at the same time, I am not normally writing the second book of a series and doing so a week … Continue reading

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Not Ignoring Canada

Canada, it has become one of my current obsessions. This may seem an odd thing to suddenly develop an obsession about but there is a reason, which is to do with another obsession, one I wish I could avoid but … Continue reading

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