Browsing All posts tagged under »alcohol«

I Told Him I Got a Plan and I’m Gonna Dominate

April 25, 2014 by


This song isn’t in any of my writing playlists but it’s been aggressively stuck in my head for a couple of weeks now so I’m going to share it with you in the hopes that doing so will exorcise it. The video is… unabashedly trashy. I sort of want to say you shouldn’t watch it, […]

It’s the Only Way to Be Sure

April 15, 2014 by


Pretty sure this is a policy adhered to by all the characters in Drink Me.  

This is How I Feel About Beer

October 14, 2013 by


Do You Have the Time to Listen to Me Whine?

August 1, 2013 by


Heading into the SCBWI Conference this week I feel it’s apropos that this particular song is next in the playlist. Sometimes I give myself the creeps Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me It all keeps adding up I think I’m cracking up.  

Take Me By the Tongue and I’ll Know You

April 12, 2013 by


I’ve already talked about this one a couple of times. If you’d like some alternative visuals try Sherlock or X-Men. Apparently an awful lot of people have the moves like Jagger… Playlist link here.  

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 […]

I Don’t Know What Gave You That Impression…

September 28, 2012 by


Me: There are three ideas that came together to call this book into being — Rick: Alcohol, wizards and explosions? Me: (laughing) No… This book is based around three things. The thing with the magic and the alcohol. The thing with the pirates. And this friendship. I’ve mentioned the magic (although I haven’t explained about […]

Productive Chaos

September 13, 2012 by


I am having a day of productiveness. I think. I think because today has sort of been about lining up dominos. When I knock them down we’ll see if I was building pretty patterns or chaos. But I think when they fall I’ll have the next one/two/three chapters of wizards sorted. I was supposed to […]

Just in Case the End of the World Comes While You’re Out…

July 16, 2012 by


So just in case that whole Mayan-calendar-ending thing really does herald the end of the world, or, you know, if you want to be prepared for your everyday kind of apocalypse, these guys have put together an end-of-the-world survival kit. Crafted and designed in Mexico, in the most cheerful of colours. End of the world […]

Apple Nerds Rejoice for Waldo Has Been Found and the Deep Fried Mars Bar is No More

May 16, 2012 by


I spent yesterday flummoxing Apple geeks*. Which is a bit of fun. I recommend it if you’ve got an afternoon free and a way for taking your computers off the deep end. I told them what was going on and they were following along right up until I said, And then it said the hard […]