Monthly Archives: October 2012


A Little Pre-NaNo Motivational Speech

So you’re sitting there worrying about NaNoWriMo; worried that your plot is all wrong, your characters too thin. Then there’s the task of actually writing 50,000 words. And behind it all is maybe a secret wish that one day, many drafts later, this story will turn into a ‘proper’ book. So much pressure, it’s enough [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:47+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Writing|0 Comments

Calm Before The Storm

I have just a couple of days rest between finishing one major project and pushing forward with the next. In an ideal world maybe I’d want a couple of weeks to switch gears but there are many reasons why the short break is an advantage. I’m proud that I’ve always been someone who wants to [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:47+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Project Octopus Done!

It's done! After a number of hours great enough to make your eyes water, Project Octopus is complete and almost ready to announce. Not sure when that will be (could be today could be a couple of weeks), but rest assured, it's a truly HUGE announcement and one I've been sitting on for a couple [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:47+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Writing|0 Comments

Project Octopus Teaser

It's Saturday night. For most people that means an evening in front of the TV or a night in town drinking or clubbing , but for me it's work. I have a mountain of stuff that needs to be done, and amongst it is getting what I refer to as Project Octopus ready to be [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:48+00:00 October 20th, 2012|Writing|0 Comments

Down Periscope?

I’m trying to work out how I’ve suddenly got so behind. Either a combination of a busy return to work and Warcraft dailies ate my time or I somehow subconsciously stacked a load of writing jobs to all be done the week after my holiday. It’s not as if I felt like I slacked off [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:48+00:00 October 18th, 2012|Writing|0 Comments

Project Octopus’ Media Plan

Back in the days when I ran Action-Figure, media plans were the bane of my life. This is where a publicity department or an external media agency will work out the press for any given product along a timeline so to manage their resource and supposedly “maximise consumer impact”. Back in the day, the major [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:48+00:00 October 15th, 2012|Toys, Writing|0 Comments

My Videogames Holiday

I have recently returned from two weeks holiday from the day job. When asked whether I went anywhere, I replied that “No, I had just stayed home and played games.” “Oh, so you didn’t do anything then?” they say. This annoys me slightly. Just because I was playing videogames, doesn’t mean I wasn’t doing anything. [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:48+00:00 October 14th, 2012|Games|0 Comments

Recommended Viewing: The Story Board Episode 3

I'm a huge fan of a lot of Geek and Sundry's shows and have been eagerly awaiting the new season of The Guild. However, one of their lesser known shows but a must for any aspiring writer is Pat Rothfuss's Storyboard series. Without any flashy production this series features Pat and a bunch of other [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:48+00:00 October 3rd, 2012|Writing|1 Comment