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Stealth Ninja Unicorns

July 31, 2011 by


So, you know how I was having trouble figuring out the framing of the backstory? Apparently the way to solve this is to write more backstory from yet another time frame. (No, don’t ask me to explain how that helps. I don’t know how it helps.) And the backstory has a lot more blood in it […]

The Paul Habit

July 29, 2011 by


Why am I doing this? I’m asking myself this question… why put my entire work out for free, and even be considering self-epublishing? That isn’t something that many writers who want to be ‘taken seriously’ do. There are, of course, a number of high profile authors who have been doing just this, but too often […]

Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

July 28, 2011 by


Since I finished the first book, sent out my queries and so on, you would be forgiven for assuming that I was now working on finishing off the second book. But as writing (at least when I do it) bears about as much resemblance to logic as most things in Wonderland, this is in fact […]

How NOT to Appeal to a Potential Agent (or Mate)

July 26, 2011 by


Paul thinks I should update you on my search for representation thing. I think this may be the first step on a descending spiral of madness and despair, but what do I know? So. On Friday an agent (one of those at the very top of my shortlist of favourites) asked to see a partial […]

Bibliotek: Chapter Two.One

July 25, 2011 by


<— Previous ~~~~~ Chapter Two “I seem to have misplaced a bound, you see.” The two of them squeezed through the hole, newly torn in the ‘crete of the vault wall, its steel joists raw as bare bond, and jagged as if a screen artifact of hi-res fire. Then they fell into the blank alleyway […]

I picked up a hatchet and…

July 25, 2011 by


So. Er. Some clarity. Or: A thing you ought to know (that may or may not make me appear more sane when babbling later on). If you know this already you can to skip this bit. Otherwise, this will function as a history lesson. I wrote The Path of the Monster as the creative component […]

Bibliotek: I have not forsaken thee!

July 24, 2011 by


Just a quick update, no I haven’t forgotten about Bibliotek. There is a new goal to have a part up every Monday, leaving Fridays to be for other major updates. For example, this Friday will be talking about what my goals is for putting the novel up here–there have been people / authors doing this kind […]

Pottermore: Bad Fanfic? Divergent, Divisive. Different.

July 23, 2011 by


*More what I’d like to see, than necessarily what it is we’re going to get, don’t hold me as a futurist. Imagine signing in to Pottermore as a first year (of course, we must all learn to run before we can fly). Term starts in September, but you can still come in as a late […]

Fiction Friday: The Miracle at the Fair

July 22, 2011 by


This is the start of a monthly series, where I’ll be putting up some non-Bibliotek work. Not the whole of any other book, but some tasters. This is from my novel The Miracle. I’ll tell you more about it another time, and let this speak for itself. Hope you like it, and, as per usual, if […]

The Tortured Artist’s Dilemma

July 22, 2011 by


Today: I woke up with a very special headache this morning. And as stabbing pain is not one of my favourite ways to start the day, I took some painkillers. They are new and different because the other boxes in the drawer were all empty. And apparently their drugs are not the same as the […]


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