The Pitch

The delightful folk over at the Mad Genius Club did a nice thing for their Saturday Post: submit a pitch for your book in a single sentence, and a single paragraph (the elevator pitch – can you get the interest…

Let’s start again

“It’s been a long road, getting from there to here.” Say what you like, I thought that song was a great opener for Enterprise. It’s also somewhat relevant, as when you look at it – phew, it’s been a long…

The Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

This is just a small post, on a matter which is not strictly relevant to the War of Nations.  Never fear, though – I have just completed a short character summary for Captain Matrice which I will post up here…

Time to get working

Well, those few who were regular readers now certainly aren’t, since there haven’t been any regular posts to read.  However, that’s about to change, as: I’VE FINISHED UNIVERSITY! Yes, my three years of being a lazy student are over.  Gone…

Pens Down. That Means You, Mr Beer

And I’m done.  Well, I say done, I have finished for the night, I have broken my flow enough that I don’t want to try getting back in at this stage in the evening.  I have gotten about 900 words…

You Have Two Hours. You May Begin… Now

I have a night free to do whatever I wish, and I’ve decided to use it writing instead of towards a more academically useful enterprise.  This is in violation of my own edict saying I wasn’t going to actually write…

Treason In Print

I have a single issue left to resolve, and it is of a personal rather than literary nature.  I have decided to stick with using 1850s Europe as the setting for The War of Nations (if you are wondering why I…

Those Eureka! Moments

A serious brainstorm was done today, and a lot of choices were made, and I finally came up with a complete arc of main events for the War of Nations.  I think it hangs together nicely, and importantly doesn’t come…

One Post, Fifteen Minutes

Why ten minutes?  Because I have food in the oven that will need eating in ten minutes, and I shouldn’t take any more time out from dissertation reading today than I already have. So, The War of Nations.  A grand…

What I Do

Some exposition on the subject is necessary, I feel. Broadly speaking, I see myself as a sci-fi and fantasy writer.  More sci-fi than fantasy in truth, as I am more widely read in sci-fi.  I’ll do a list of my…