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This is What Time Looks Like

December 31, 2012 by



A Lot of Crazy People

December 27, 2012 by


For those of you who haven’t seen it yet:  

Am Declaring Holidays. Ready? Go!

December 24, 2012 by


I am on holidays now. This means I’m not working. Technically. I am getting better at it. On Saturday I accidentally worked the first half but then I realised what I was doing and spent the rest building LEGO. And yesterday — I had naps! If I maintain this not-working streak I’ll be posting holiday […]

Wookie the Pooh

December 21, 2012 by


Yesterday, I read a book. Okay, that could have been more dramatic. Most days I read books. Usually more than one. Especially if they’re short. This one is short. Technically it’s a children’s book. It’s also a textual mashup, although I don’t think you’d have to understand the references and so on to enjoy the […]

ISS Star Trails

December 20, 2012 by


Not the end of the world, just your everyday stars.  

Why Writers Belong Behind Bars*

December 19, 2012 by


I read an article the other day** that suggested that incarceration was good for writers. They cited a long list of examples of people who’d been locked up and then buckled down and produced some of their best work. Prison offered them the quintessential distraction free zone. Somehow I doubt that is still the case. […]

Nobody Takes Bears Seriously

December 18, 2012 by



Two Writers, Both Alike in Dignity — Not Much. Together, They Fight Crime.

December 17, 2012 by


The more attentive amongst you will have noticed that this website is run by two people. (Although Paul doesn’t post very much because he’s stinky. Or it could be that whole ‘finishing his doctorate’ thing. One of those.) In addition to being friends and co-website owners we’re also superheroes. (Okay, not really.) We fight crime. […]

The Beautiful Part of Writing is That You Don’t Have to Get it Right the First Time Unlike, Say, Brain Surgery.*

December 14, 2012 by


I have been working on the same chapter for like two weeks. Well, sort of. The problem is, this chapter is the lead in to the latter part of the book and I keep staring down the line at the end and changing my mind about the approach. I mean, I know where I’m starting, […]

This. This is What I’m Writing About

December 13, 2012 by


People keep asking me what the book is about. There are lots of different answers to that, but the core of the story — it’s about the friendship between these two guys.* Friendship, swearing, and alcohol. It’s at least remotely possible this book is not YA.   * Just so we’re clear. The two guys […]