Why I’ve Decided To Launch A Patreon Page

  As somebody else said, if Kickstarter is a one-night stand, then Patreon is going steady. Wanna go steady with me? A small announcement.  I’ve decided to start a Patreon page and I’ll briefly explain why.  By the way, I’m not asking random strangers who have no […]

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Self-Publishers CAN Wear Two Hats. Knuckle Draggers CAN’T Handle It

  Yesterday I was reading a short, fairly innocuous article about self-publishing on a random business website.  It was basic stuff, nothing groundbreaking and I skimmed mostly.  But when I got to the comments at the end, I noticed that the first one was yet another sneaky little […]

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A Blog About Failing

  I think about failure a lot.  Past failure, present failure, the possibility of future failure – you name it. Out of all of these it’s the past failures that really bite me on the bum and motivate me to work harder.  Maybe it’s just me but […]

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2017 – Productivity Or Else

  Happy New Year everyone.  First of all, best wishes for the next twelve months.  And that goes double to you Bill Murray and all our other international treasures who didn’t die last year. Okay.  This is a short post about productivity, what I did with my […]

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Mr Apocalypse (Chapter Sample)

  The walk to the New River always filled him with dread. He made his way along Stanmore Road, his hands gripped tightly around the steel handles of the wheelbarrow. It was a miracle the old thing was still in one piece. The blue paint on the […]

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L-2011 is now FREE!

  Hello everyone, It’s almost Christmas and it’s time to give you all a wee gift 🙂 To mark this week’s release of Mr Apocalypse – the second book in the Future of London series – I’m delighted to announce that the first book , L-2011, is […]

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Mr Apocalypse – The Blurb

  This is the blurb for Mr Apocalypse (Future of London #2) – Out 20th December London has been cut off from the rest of civilisation. The people there abide by no rules. There is no police presence. No laws or consequences. There is only the ravaged […]

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  Writers.  Do you have it?  That one location where creative ideas breed like rabbits? Otherwise known as Ideasville. And just for the record – Ideasville is not the desk.  The desk is a dark, cold and terrible place where in the normal course of things, mental […]

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He Used To Be The Bearded Baby

  (11,000 words approx) Jack Hope Junior was born with a gargantuous red beard.  It was already perfect (as beards go) at the moment of birth.  On both sides of his face, the hair was sumptuous and layered, and at the base of the chin it hung […]

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The 5 Best Non-Fiction Books I Ever Read

  Here we go again. I recently put together a list of fiction titles – The 5 Best Fiction books I Ever Read.  Apart from being fun to write, I thought that list would be a good way to introduce some excellent books to people who perhaps […]

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