Category Archives: rant

Steampunk issues

Given current events I feel, rightly or wrongly, the need to have a conversation I have meant to have for a while. A conversation about Steampunk, a genre, subculture and in some cases lifestyle choice with which I have a … Continue reading

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A look back at Indie April

Last month as you may be aware I threw the doors of the passing place wide open to a series of guest posts from indie writers of all kith and kin. The brief i gave them all was simple, write … Continue reading

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The BIG question…

It’s been an odd year so far… It’s hard to put a finger on why, but it has definitely been a little odd… You may have noticed this as well…  Among other things I have found myself asking big important … Continue reading

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Arts and Capitalism and Self employment – a rant

Originally posted on Meredith Debonnaire:
I don’t usually do politics on here in a big way, but I don’t know how not to right now. Almost everyone in my immediate family works in the arts. My dad is a musician…

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Quotes for 2020 #46 & 47

An on going series of a quote a day from those most worthy of individuals, writers…  Disclaimer: Not all quotes are meant to inspire… Not all comments I make upon them are entirely honest either, occasionally Hannibal writes them… In … Continue reading

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Quotes for 2020 #6

As its not just a new year, but a whole new decade. I thought among all the other things I do here I would do a daily series of quotes from my favourite authors. Just for the hell of it… … Continue reading

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The economics of self-publishing

As a subject, I hate economics. Now, to be clear, the reason I hate economics is because I have studied it. A little under ten years ago, at the age of forty, I made the decision to do a degree … Continue reading

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Insomniac awakenings…

Occasionally, while I lay staring into the darkness at the ceiling I know is above my bed but can’t see – trying and failing to count imaginary ovine flocks – strange thoughts occur to me. This then, is one of … Continue reading

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I don’t know the answer, I barely understand the question: Indie October guest post by Andy Hill

Do you wander around a first world town centre, bemused at how the general population manages to exist even as a rudimentary civilisation? Ever stared out of an aeroplane at the houses, roads and train tracks below, knowing full well … 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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