The First Great Genre Dumpster Fire Of 2018 – The Climb #345

Monday 1st January 2018 One of my plans for this year is to do more on twitter.  I left after it got all political and negative but decided I would return and just be… well, fun and witty and post memes.  This would mean deleting negative people but I was fine with that.  It seemed [...]

2018-01-02T12:35:24+01:00January 2nd, 2018|Genre, The Climb|0 Comments

I Need To Change This… – The Climb #96

Thursday 27th April 2017 I dream of a day… I dream of a day when I can get more than five hours sleep before having to get up and ready for work.  I dream of an evening where upon coming back from town I have the energy to do more than just sit and procrastinate [...]

2017-04-28T09:01:15+01:00April 28th, 2017|Genre, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

I Am Wolverine! – The Climb #95

Wednesday 26th April 2017 I’m going to be so knackered tomorrow.  It’s currently 1:45am as I sit down to start writing up The Climb and I’ve already had a really hectic day!  Although saying that, it was a collection of a number of small, random and relatively insignificant events rather anything I can really get [...]

2017-04-27T08:15:37+01:00April 27th, 2017|Genre, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|1 Comment

Countdown to Canada – The Climb #94

Tuesday 25th April 2017 It’s only the second day of the week and already I feel tired.  Today has been another insanely busy day. I’ve done something to my lower back.  It started a few weeks ago but it continues to play up.  I’ve taken great care with it especially at the gym and thought [...]

2017-04-26T08:40:10+01:00April 26th, 2017|Genre, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Getting Bruised – The Climb #93

Monday 24th April 2017 I’m not sure if there’s something in the water or not, but there’s definitely an air of intolerance going around the SFF community I watched today as a discussion about the Gemmell Awards got a bit heated.  It seemed to boil down to the fact that the public are stupid and [...]

2017-04-25T08:41:00+01:00April 25th, 2017|Genre, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Fantasycon 2015 Report

Conventions can be a little addictive.  When you start you go for the panels, trying to pick up information and tips that will help you with your own writing.  But as you progress you’ll find that panels repeat topics and themes, and so become less important.  Instead, conventions will become more about the people. [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:12+01:00October 27th, 2015|Events, Genre, Travel, Writing|0 Comments

When Do You Get To Call Yourself A Writer?

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about when you get to call yourself a writer.  It’s an issue I really sympathise with because for a long time I was one of those people. You see, you decide to take your writing seriously.  You may have been writing for pleasure or you may have even [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:34+01:00August 8th, 2013|Genre, Writing|0 Comments

Thinking About The Career Plan

Over the last couple of days I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about career. There’s a saying in publishing that it’s one thing to be published, another to stay published. A year ago I was worried about ever getting published. Now, with the book out and deep into writing book two, I’m starting to [...]

2013-07-26T20:10:39+01:00July 3rd, 2013|Genre, Writing|0 Comments

New Fantasy Faction Article: Attending Your First Convention

Over at Fantasy Faction I've recently had an article published regarding attending your first convention as an unpublished writer. If you have further ones, please be sure to add them to make this a really useful resource for unpublished writers. The prospect can be a little scary the first time so hopefully there's some good [...]

2013-07-26T20:35:15+01:00June 13th, 2013|Genre, Writing|0 Comments