• Writers Write

    The Problem of Perception

    Beta-reader feedback is a funny beast. Absolutely essential to the development of the story, and at the same time a fascinating cross-section of how the exact same story can be interpreted differently by different people. Earther 27 is in editing now, and I’ve received all the feedback from this round of testing. The story has been described as science fiction, genre fantasy, literary fiction, low fantasy, and adventure. One reader commented that I should age-up a child character, because this is a book for adults, and adults don’t want to read about children. Another reader advised me to simplify the…

  • News

    That Was the Year That Wasn’t

    ¬†Hello, Strangers. Well, that was an interesting year – for me. This blog has been sadly neglected, but that’s all about to change. From now on, Strange Worlds will update twice every month, on the first and third Tuesdays. (Plus…

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    Taking a Moment to Celebrate…

    …my NaNoWriMo win! Of course, the story isn’t over. As you’ll know if you’re reading along, we’re only about halfway through. I aim to have it finished by the middle of December, and the read-along posts will stay available until…

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    This is Not a Blog

    …not yet. It will be, though. Sign up to the newsletter using the form in the sidebar, and you’ll be amongst the first to know when there is anything to see here.