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Nitschewo : Whatever

If your Russia is as rusty as mine you probably won’t know Nitschewo more or less translates as ‘Whatever’, an expression used throughout these memoirs by both the Russians and the author “You are only a plennie” Wilhelm Max Rose … Continue reading

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Indie Friday roundup

You have probably never heard of #IndieFriday . There could be many reasons for this, perhaps you don’t religiously venerate hashtags, for example, though that would seem to be a heresy within the church of the internet…. Perhaps while interested … 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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The Subjectivity of Humour

The problem with humour is it is subjective, occasionally some readers do not get a joke, because at the end of the day what one reader is amused by another may not be. My Hannibal Smyth books are somewhat satirical … Continue reading

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A Tantalising Titillation of Tantamount

Introduction by Mark Todays Indieapril post is an exert from the truly wonderful ‘Tales from Tantamount’ the fictional (we assume and hope in many ways) record of the town of Tantamount By Meredith Debonnaire. This exert is from the original … Continue reading

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Strange connections

No Science Fiction writer ever changed the world… Or… perhaps they did, as a wonder through some strange connections on the internet will tell you… Star Trek: Voyager was not the best Star Trek franchise show ever, and was struggling … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO SINNEPORT

WELCOME TO SINNEPORT Indie April gust post By Nils Nisse Visser, and with a little help from his friends Not long ago I had a rather wordy guest blog on The Passing Place called ‘Creative Osmosis’. I listed a number of … Continue reading

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Speculating on Emi…

There is nothing wrong with reading something that is predictable, trite, the average fare, boy meets girl, boy hates girl, girl hates boy, boy argues with girl over a foolish misunderstanding, boy goes and does something foolish, girl realises she … Continue reading

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First World Problems…

What matters is all relative. Half the world’s population worries where’s tomorrow meal will come from, the other half worries about wifi. I’m one of the fortunate half who worry about the latter and ironically end up wincing on to … Continue reading

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Choosing Names for Your Characters

One of the most important decisions you can make about a character is their name. Whether it’s their first, middle, or last name, it imbues your character with the very essence of who they are. There are so many names … Continue reading

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