Category Archives: pointless things of wonderfulness

The Electric Eel’s, or the more you know, the less is true

Electrophorus electricus, or to give it is none Latin name, the Electric Eel, is one of those things that keeps cropping up in pulp fiction’s. It’s what the harder up bond villain type puts in his shark tank, if he … Continue reading

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Never trust a politician with a beard, he’s hiding something

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favourites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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Quoting Deadlines…. NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is looming on the horizon. As it is want to do. the dark nights are closing in and among other things there is the joy of daily 1664 word deadlines to look forward… Technically of course the term ‘deadline’ … Continue reading

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Writing the Lexicromicon

Over the course of the last four years I have somewhat inadvertently written a non-fiction book. This was a somewhat alarming thing to discover as it was never really my intention. I’m a writer of fiction god-damn-it. I don’t write … Continue reading

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Bad News…

“I should be writing…” To be fair this is one of those statements I make quite often. “I should be writing…” generally refers to absolutely any time I am doing anything else. Which is quite often. On occasion however any … Continue reading

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Managers took my power circle

Its October, the leaves are falling, the witches are abroad, and I’ve opened the blog up to guest writers again. Yes its Indie October. Throughout October some old favorites among my guests will be returning along with some new voices. … Continue reading

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Awesome and unexpected connections

I’ll let you in on a secret here, some authors are occasionally known to partake of a nip or two of rum. Also, sometimes these same authors will engage in late-night chats with another author who may or may not … Continue reading

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Cheesecake, Avarice & Boots

For reasons, mostly due to my son spending the week in hospital (he is back home now but I was worried for a while), I released a new book with somewhat less fanfare than usual and somewhat earlier than planned… … Continue reading

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A Little More Smuggling…

The previous post highlighted too of my fellow writers who are featured in the Harvey Duckman Pirates special, regency romance writer Christine King and Nils Nisse Visser, the Grand Duke of Smugglepunk. It was however mostly focused on the former … Continue reading

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The Complexity of a review…

A little over six years now I had a odd dream, woke up in a cold sweat, scribbled some rather idiosyncratic notes, and then tried fleetingly to get back to sleep. After an hour of staring at the ceiling, as … Continue reading

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