Category Archive: writing

May 11

Bum in seat, hands on keyboard…

I submitted my latest short story the other week (to non UK people “the other week” can mean anything up to ten years ago), and it felt…well, kind of anticlimactic. I even managed to stop hitting refresh on my emails after a day or so whilst waiting for a reply. The response will arrive when …

Continue reading »

Jul 15

Give yourself to the dark side

I’ve killed three people today. The first was blocking the footpath by wildly gesturing his arms, and wouldn’t bloody let people past. He was too busy shouting into his mobile to realise there was a queue of people forming behind him trying to make the most of their lunch hour. He was also one of …

Continue reading »

Aug 28

Turkey City Lexicon

Check out this great article, lots of info you may have already seen but in one convenient place: Turkey City Lexicon – A Primer for SF Workshops 99% of the info applies to all genres of writing. The article isn’t copyrighted so feel free to spread it around. But don’t try and take credit for …

Continue reading »

Aug 27


This blog is slowly turning into a collection of “I’m back” and “Yes, I am alive” posts, and this entry is no different – although I won’t say I’m back. I never really went anywhere; I just stopped writing…again. Call it lack of motivation or a bout of depression or a leave of absence if …

Continue reading »

Jul 25

La Mustelidae Nostra

For Kevin Hill: Otter looked around to check he was alone before pulling out his new Bowie knife. The dealer had given him a great deal on the blade. He smiled as the sun reflected off the cool steel. A warm feeling enveloped him as he thought of using the weapon on Jimmy the Fox. …

Continue reading »

Older posts «