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FREE novella

I’m giving away my novella/mini-anthology A Scar of Avarice this week on kindle So if you like satirical steampunk, alternative histories, sci-fi, horror or just a damn fine read, grab a FREE copy while you can before it goes back … Continue reading

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Delving through notebooks…

I don’t do poetry… In a rush on the way out to the day job, I grabbed a random notebook form my pile of half-used notebooks, knowing I needed one for work. It wasn’t until I was sat at my … Continue reading

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To be brave is to fear…

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration ~ Frank Herbert That little quote from Dune is one of my favourites, and I have on occasion repeated to myself when I faced … 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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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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Imposter Syndrome, SciFi Scarbrough & really wild things…

Confession time. I have never done a book signing. Oh, I have signed books for people, I am more than happy to, though I am generally slightly bemused anyone wants me to sign a book. But I have never done … Continue reading

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Research and the novelist

On occasion, prospective writers will ask for advice on how to become a better writer. Join any faceache writers group, and you will see a dozen questions of this type a day. Occasionally those asking such questions will even listen … Continue reading

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