Bugger, I’ve missed FantasyCon. Birthday and evil cold have conspired to keep me away. Oh well, next year then.
Its that time of year again – yes, FantasyCon 2007 is on 21st – 23rd September and once again the organisers have conveniently placed the whole event right next door to me in Nottingham. I won’t be there on the Friday as its my birthday but I will be going on Saturday and Sunday. DayContinue reading “FantasyCon”
I’m thinking about trying out for the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop. It really would be trying out because Clarion is the most distinguished writing workshop in the world, they get thousands of applications every year and only take on a handful of students. I don’t think I have two short stories yetContinue reading “Clarion”
Yes, I will soon turn 30. I find this hard to believe, yet it is true. Come along to Bambu Bar on Welford Road from 9pm on Friday 21st September. There will be drink. There will be music. Stay tuned for more details. All blog readers are welcome.
The Fiction Front (which is here if you weren’t paying attention) has been tagged on the Guardian Books Blog. It seems my minor rant against the Booker has been officially noted…oops. This feels a bit like the time I declared myself gay to a group of three hundred Nazi skinheads. Or the Sunday I wasContinue reading “Head Above Parapet”
Some time ago I made a funding bid to Arts Council England to support my professional development as a writer and freelance creative. It seems my stars were aligned correctly as my bid was successful, which is great. Thank you Arts Council. I’ve been waiting all year to make use of the grant. There haveContinue reading “This Message Brought to You By…”
I’d like to end any further speculation about the ‘dangerously expensive’ purchase made on my Monday off work. Yes, I am indeed now the proud owner of a brand new Macbook Pro. Its amazing, I highly recommend getting one if you have the need.
After two years of hard slog my laptop burned out yesterday. Its currently completely dead and I don’t hold out much hope that the trip to Laptop Hospital tommorow will do anything more than incite yet more terrible grief. Consequentialy posts to the blog will be limited for the foreseeable future (or until I crackContinue reading “Death of a Laptop”
Someone has stolen the front wheel from my bike. It isn’t a particularly valuable front wheel, and without the back wheel it is completely useless (unless of course said someone is planning on constructing a unicycle). And now the back wheel is fairly useless as well. If anyone out there has also been a victimContinue reading “Unicycle?”
Well, France successfully brought out the Daily Mail reader within. After a few days I was stomping around wondering why these Frenchies didn’t speak a proper language (i.e. the same one as me), why the shops were always closed, why all the milk was UHT, why cappucinos were made with whipped cream, why the peasantsContinue reading “Damn Frenchies”
…I must be brief. I an typing on a French keyboard (AZERTY rqther than QWERTY) from a youth centre in Nexon. The local youths on mopeds look somewhat annoyed so my time is limited. Holiday is very sedate. Have read three books and writen a little. Nothing else to report at this time. Photos willContinue reading “Time is short…”
Me and Lydia are off on holiday. Big house in France in a wood next to a lake. I’m told to be thankful if we find running water, so a wireless broadband connection seems unlikely. Hence, no posts until we return to the UK. What will I do without blog, MySpace and Facebook? Heavens, IContinue reading “Naturaly Suspicious of the French”