I’ve long observed a natural pattern fall into place with each new writing project. Writing session one passes in a haze of bedazzled excitement as the possibilities of the story at hand hand unfold in your imagination like a glorious summer bloom. Session two is usualy tinged by the belief that you aren’t quite getting down onContinue reading “Handling the Hate”
M John Harrison has posted an interesting response to the question of realities within fiction on the TTA Press forum. Believe it or not I’ve actualy spent quite a bit of time debating this issue myself. Not that you could tell that by my contribution to the thread. I agree with MJH, but it doesn’tContinue reading “The World in a Drop of Water”
I wish I could manage to read just one thing at a time. However given that I read for work, for writing and for pleasure its probably an unrealistic expectation that this will ever happen. Do other people read just one book at a time, first page to last without deviation, hesitation or repition? (Yes,Continue reading “Book Pile”
There is a great story by Neil Gaiman in his Sandman days about a writer who imprisons the muse Caliope and uses her to fuel his work until he becomes the worlds most acclaimed novelist. Unfortunately for the writer, Caliopea.k’s ex-boyfriend happens to be Morpheus, a.k.a The Sandman, King of Dreams and one of theContinue reading “Eevil Muse”
After a final round of last minute edits ‘Cthul-You’ has now been approved by the editor and the producer and will be recorded next week. And no it isn’t James Marsters (or even Martin Jarvis) putting voice to the story, that dubious honour has gone to Adam Sims, who rather fantasticaly also read ‘Burning Chrome’Continue reading “Countdown to Cthul-You”
I’ve had an odd evening. I did the last set of edits on the story for the Beeb (now finished and with producer..yay!). I sent a longer version of the same story to an editor of a US magazine that I had sent a paper copy to months ago but they had lost it, andContinue reading “How Many Writers Can You Fit In A Mini?”
The mad typist in full. This will be me after week one of this years big push on the novel. Thanks to Nienke for reminding me about it.
It really is all the big guys fault. My Christmas break has become unexpectedly long. I’m at home shivering and coughing with the third cold of the season. Inbetween boiling the lemsip and sleeping I’ve been scratching a few notes for a short story and wondering how I ever got into this writing thing inContinue reading “PKD Made Me Do It”
Tis’ the season of mass animal slaughter. I tire of wishing festive cheer to the world so I’m just going to warn all and sundry not to gorge to deeply and hope to see you soon on the other side. Bah-humbug Damien G Walter
I am: William Gibson The chief instigator of the “cyberpunk” wave of the 1980s, his razzle-dazzle futuristic intrigues were, for a while, the most imitated work in science fiction. Which science fiction writer are you?
I’ve started on my first set of edits for the BBC. In all I have to slice a little over a thousand words out of Cthul-You and elimate all swearing. There is so much swearing in this story that my manuscript now looks like it was attacked by a red pen wielding maniac. I’m debatingContinue reading “Red Pen XXX”
Guilty Pleasures & The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K Hamilton I’m a virulent defender of genre fiction and the trash aesthetic. I’ve literally risked life and limb to advocate the cause of all things pulp against the literary establishment. Only last week I stood in a classroom full of A-Level English teachers and proclaimed AlanContinue reading “Anita Blake – Vampire Hunter”