There’s a weird Fight Club side to writing novels, I’m finding. If I can’t think of the right word I leave a mark and move on because I don’t want to slow myself down as I’m banging fresh story out. However, I do this in full knowledge a future Jim months from now will stumble […]Read more "Writers against themselves"
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That planned Uncle Albert spin-off series was pretty high concept. #OnlyFoolsAndHorses #NewWaveSF #PlonkerRead more
I’ve been thinking recently, would our species have achieved its intelligence, civilisation, technology etc if we hadn’t have been omnivorous? And, by extension,does intelligent life in the universe only (or very typically) evolve from omnivorous species? My thinking is that a carnivorous or herbivorous species is locked into a non-risk taking groove, while omnivores have […]Read more "The Omnivorous Mind"
Been playing around with backgrounds on Scrivener’s compose setting recently. To be honest I was wasting time: I figured any image around the page as I wrote would be distracting. Initially my instincts were correct. The bright white of the page doesn’t sit well with any imagery along its borders, at least not to me. […]Read more "Scrivener’s Page Fade Feature: Any good? Yeah, Actually."
You never see/read any cyberpunk futures where people have cutlasses. Which is weird because in practice they’re the same thing as katana: a one-sided shortish sword mainly intended for slashing with. Or, it’s just been suggested to me, an Indian tulwar. Which, like a cutlass, has better hand protection than a katana. A near-future full […]Read more "Katana and Science Fiction"
So I’ve got a novel coming out soon with the wonderful folks at Castrum Press. I’ll leave it at that for now but, in the mean time, here’s a bio on their site, detailing who I am, what I’m about and the risks I may or may not present to the public at large. […]Read more "Debut Novel News!!!"