Category Archives: opinion

The Occasional Bout of Self Publicity…

COMING SOON  No really it is , I know I said it would be out in late June, then I said early July, I may have even said ‘definitely by august’ but it is genuinely close now… It in the … Continue reading

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This is where we are now…

I generally avoid talking politics on this blog. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of which is my desire not to enter into the kind of pointless ‘debates‘ on politics which are so common in these … Continue reading

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The Colour Out Of Space: TCL#54

It was a scene from a vision of Fuseli, and over all the rest reigned that riot of luminous amorphousness, that alien and undimensioned rainbow of cryptic poison from the well—seething, feeling, lapping, reaching, scintillating, straining, and malignly bubbling in … Continue reading

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Alternating covers…

This is not a cover reveal. It’s a, not decided which cover to go with, reveal of the options I have before me at the moment… My original plan was that after book one I would have two characters pictured … Continue reading

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Creative Connections…

A few years back I did a series of posts that offered advice to those considering self-publishing. You can find them still if your interest in the Publishing and Writing section at the top of the page, as 90% of … Continue reading

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Quotable Steam…

The reason steampunk attracts people is that it is premised on a technology which is visible and pleasing to the naked eye, and whose moving parts are comprehensible on a human scale ~ Nick Harkerway As I have not done … Continue reading

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The April Report…

Occasionally people ask me about my book sales, these people fall into a couple of loose categories, curious friends, and other writers who really want to know… Mainly I find that in the case of writers it is often because … Continue reading

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