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February 15, 2016

Alpha Beta?
 

The last 3 weeks have been spent doing beta. Beta? Yeah, beta. In writing terms, this is the read-through and evaluation of a piece of work from an author. 3 weeks have seen me beta one essay on the evolution of modern telecoms, two short stories, and one...

November 16, 2015

So I’m thinking of all the various memes I’d seen for the film Toy Story, where Buzz Lightyear is telling Woody that he’ll soon be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot shmoes. The Internet now has ‘everywhere’ memes for this image as though Buzz is...

September 20, 2015

Once upon a time, I was a Twitter virgin. Sure, I had a Twitter account, but I didn't use it, let alone link it to other social media. There I was thinking all about the joy of writing. Knocking out some new product. Besidres, there's a Facebook account, so what possib...

August 31, 2015

So, on the HWA forum a little while ago, an author reflecting on why there was little demonstrable interest in their work from authors posed a question. Should they get a freebie story or stories out to the masses to gain a following? The reasoning being was that if a...

August 20, 2015

There's a saying that you should never judge a book by its cover. A saying that's not always used in relation to books, but this is what I'm gonna expand on. The cover art for the upcoming "Crossroads In The Dark" anthology from Burning Willow Press dropped earlier thi...

June 28, 2015

Journal, forgive me. It's been the better part of two months since my last confession. Now I confess that the writing schedule has been a little haphazard of late. Who's fault is that? Mine, I'd say.

 

But that's okay. It's not been all bad, since for one thing, there's...

May 4, 2015

You know, I'm almost tempted to say I haven't written for a while. But that wouldn't be true. Not a deliberate lie, but that wouldn't be entirely true.

 

As of this afternoon, I finished editing one piece, titled: "Tear You Wide Open" and sent it on its merry way to the...

February 13, 2015

As an author, I can't produce finished work wholly in isolation. The first draft of a story, yeah, maybe. But even after I've done a run-through and cleaned up the basic typos and such, it's still not good enough. Oh no.

 

Ideally, I'll have at least one person do a crit...

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