I was supposed to upload one chapter of Heathens each day following my previous post which included the novel’s prologue, see below! Alas, I was busier than expected. But during those few days I did come to one conclusion, and that was how ugly the prose looks when pasted onto this page: weird spacing, oddContinue reading “Druids with shotguns.”
The 90’s. The dawn of CGI and Culture Beat’s Mr. Vain. A lot of the CGI, once groundbreaking, hasn’t aged too well – unlike Mr. Vain, which is as infectious now as it ever was. But even if a lot of CG now resembles a cut scene from a PlayStation 1 game, they were alsoContinue reading “Favourite 90’s Horror/Monster Movies”
Since I started writing, my action scenes have been complimented on enough times for me to assume I’m doing something right. Now whilst I’ve dabbled in other genres like neo noir thrillers and horror, each of which require a more toned down and tense style of action, its my Hourglass series which has garnered theContinue reading “Boom or Bust? An Indie Author’s Guide to Writing Action Scenes.”
Revenge. It’s a captivating topic which underpins much of humanity’s existence, and storytellers throughout the ages have spun yarns of every conceivable fashion on the subject, from cautionary tales, to morality plays, to more base-level fixes of violent gratification. And as a species, we can’t get enough of this diverse and tragic genre. And soContinue reading “7 Reasons to Kill (7 of my favourite revenge films)”
Writing. It is a lonely, frustrating, and often thankless pastime. Sometimes us struggling author types get knocked straight back down five minutes after receiving a brief moment of joy. Yes, it can be a real kick in the Dickens (with the image of a punk giving the finger, I thought I’d clean up the languageContinue reading “Grumble-Grumble-Writing -Grumble”
Monsters. We all love them. Humanity has made a growth industry out of the nasties through books, cinema, TV, comic books, video games, toys. Hell, humanity itself is packed full of monsters, but I’m not here to talk about ethics and broken moral compasses, I’m here to talk about the things with claws, fangs, furContinue reading “Building the Perfect Beast (Not the Don Henley album)”
Should the value of art be kept separated from the artist? For some, answering this can be a thorny path. Not for me though. I’ll happily show my cards and admit that no matter how much of a dirtbag an individual may be, if I enjoy their book, music, movie etc., I have no qualmsContinue reading “Hate the Player, not the Game (or leave your bias at the door.)”
Man, trying to market a new book can be a real pain in the expletive. Yes, this post is a public service announcement (the public being any and all readers of SF/F/UF) concerning the recent release of The Ferryman’s Toll a.k.a. Hourglass 2: Half the time, twice the action! But I am an author ostensibly,Continue reading ““Is this seat taken?””
So I’m propping up the bar at Potters. My usual spot. It’s a handy place, being on the corner of my block. And people know where to find me. For better or worse. For potential clients? Better. For people who want to feed their knuckles to my mouth? Worse. It’s Worse that walks in now.Continue reading “Relapse Jones: Parodic Investigator #3”
My head is pounding, but I haven’t been punched or tied to a chair in a couple of days. So it must be the latest hangover. I knock back a couple of aspirin with my morning one-two of bourbon and black coffee. What are you my, my doctor? This is what real men do. It’s what detecting men do.Continue reading “Relapse Jones: Parodic Investigator #2”
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