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This is What They Call “An Inciting Incident”

October 28, 2013 by



World War Z

November 13, 2012 by


World War Z is book by Max Brooks about the zombie apocalypse, framed as a series of interviews after the fact. Its structure is this brilliant, interlocking thing where each story/interview is complete in itself but the larger story proceeds step by step taking you from the first outbreak to where they are now. It […]

Archer’s Goon

November 6, 2012 by


I just found out that once upon a time they made a TV series of Diana Wynne Jones’ Archer’s Goon. Brilliant book. So I was… excited and wary. We watched the first episode last night and I’m still trying to figure out if I want to watch the rest. It was terrible but in that […]

Filming Good Omens and The Watch

September 12, 2012 by


In case you hadn’t heard: The new Discworld series “The Watch” (AKA CSI:Ankh-Morpork) has been approved by Terry Pratchett and will go into production with BBC Worldwide. The project to film GOOD OMENS is also going forward. — Diane Duane I am… cautiously excited. Because those are two texts that I love and adore so they […]

What if Sherlock Never Actually Existed?

April 25, 2012 by


So in Australia today is for remembering. It’s a memorial of a horrific military action and is meant as a day for honouring those who participate in all forms of war, and remembering the sacrifices they’ve made and acknowledging the fallen and those who lived through it. So today I thought you might like this […]

In This, As In Everything, Context Is King

February 27, 2012 by


Every artist gets asked the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” The honest artist answers, “I steal them.” — Austin Kleon Writers are thieves. No, really. We have to be. There are only so many stories out there. Only so many words. Everything we create is a remix in some way. Everything derivative. A reproduction, […]

This Makes it Sound Like I Knew What I Was Doing All Along

November 17, 2011 by


The more astute amongst you may have noticed that so far I’ve told you about a short story I wrote, and a TV series I wrote, but not so much about the pentalogy of books I’m writing. They were born in my doctorate. See, the way a creative arts doctorate works at Curtin is that […]

New Magic Or A Betrayal Of All You Hold Dear?

August 10, 2011 by


So I became aware recently that the people who wrote the screenplay for Stardust (Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn) also wrote the screenplays for Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class.* Which I thought was interesting. Because they’re three movies that I enjoyed a lot for various reasons but whose resemblance to the original texts is not […]