Project Status:Wishing For a Time Machine

So, this is just a quick update/apology for the most recent long break between posts. At the moment I am working on one writing advice book (and yes, I am acutely aware of the irony given that I've yet to publish any original fiction). It's about 74k long and today I finished the second edit. …

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What is Quality?

I suppose I need to apologise again for disappearing for so long. I seem to be doing little else but that on this blog of late. But now that the helping with someone moving house situation is over, I ought to have a bit more time for this. This post is more of a thought-piece …

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False Flaws and Further Frequent Fictional Fuck-Ups

Sometimes when I read fiction I get the feeling that the only genre where authors believe in characterisation is drama – stories which hinge entirely on human flaws and interactions. All of the others (romance, humour, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, mystery, even historical fiction; which really should know better, etc) come across as more interested in …

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