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Who Needs a Reason to Watch a Watermelon Explode?

April 16, 2013 by


Arkem: I just explained your pun to a colleague. His head exploded. Me: Did his head really explode? And if so, would you be willing to give a graphic account of the event? I just wrote that happening to someone and am conducting research. Seriously. Rick looked over my shoulder the other day and demanded […]

The Violent Ecstasy of the End Point

March 28, 2013 by


I am going through the end of the book so fast it’s a little disturbing. Partly because holding it all my head is starting to make me feel like I’ve got a zoetrope in there, but also because I’m so focused on it I’m not really connecting properly with the real world. Like, okay — […]

How to do Research Without Really Trying

September 30, 2011 by


I don’t do any research for my writing. I used to say this quite regularly. It’s not true. It’s just a delusion that I was quite attached to. This is because I thought all research was looking things up in books, writing down details and copying them faithfully into your story at the relevant parts. […]