Tag Archives: Dystopia

To unplug, or not to unplug? That is the question.

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and, by opposing, end them? We live in amazing times. To a fairly large extent we … Continue reading

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Every Day I Write The BookS

After the last cathartic post on why I’m not doing NaNoWriMo, not to mention the constant whining about not writing, I have actually been writing a lot. I currently have three novels on the go, and as of last week … Continue reading

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Phase One Complete – Bring on 2015!

I claim to write science facts to science fiction and beyond. I have been, for some time now, more focused on the facts than the fiction. This remains the case – this year I have published or submitted around 10 … Continue reading

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Just write it!

Recently, I realised that I was about a third of the way into the first draft of my first serious attempt at a novel. As one could imagine I wasn’t happy with it. There is some great stuff there, but stylistically … Continue reading

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Looking for Darkness

 I want to wander through a story thick and dripping with an almost claustrophobic atmosphere. I realised that, while my writing is going well at the moment – the story is opening up, the characters are developing –  one of … Continue reading

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The Beauty AND the Ugly

This is a theme that has been with me for some time. I think that it may have taken this form from some lyrics in a song from the 60s band Love – unfortunately, my vinyl is unsearchable at the moment, so … Continue reading

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