FICTION, HISTORY AND RESEARCH

In the wake of writing a mammoth speculative fiction, I’ve switched gears and begun work on a piece of historical fiction. While my having a history degree is an advantage to the completion of this task, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve learned in the brief period of working on the current project. … Continue reading FICTION, HISTORY AND RESEARCH

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THE DREADED NANOWRIMO

Oh NaNoWriMo! A time when aspiring writers gird their loins to start and complete whatever “masterpiece” that’s been lurking at the back of their creative consciousness – and also an excuse for many would-be authors to grand-stand. NaNoWriMo is a good idea. But like many good ideas it can lead to self-indulgence on the part … Continue reading THE DREADED NANOWRIMO

A NEW CHAPTER

Over the last few weeks I’ve looked for and accepted any reason not to write. Instead of working on fiction or drafting essays I’ve been working out, researching weight-lifting techniques I’d forgot, reading history books and bingeing on salads, Netflix and videogames on top of the daily grinds of work and socializing. Today, before starting … Continue reading A NEW CHAPTER