The appeal of magic in writing

I’ve read science fiction from an early age and always been enthralled by its possibilities.  Even if man can’t visit the stars in person just yet (someday I’m sure we will) we can go there […]

Indie authors – is writing that series the key?

Like most indie-authors I’m looking for the “secret of sales”.  How do I get the word out, how do I attract those followers I need.  And yes I know it’s not all about selling, at […]

Who and what has influenced me as a writer?

I was asked what influenced me as writer recently.  At first I thought it was an easy thing to answer.  I’ve said before that Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End is what got me hooked on […]

What’s wrong with a nice story?

The prompt for this post was a film I watched recently, Salmon fishing is the Yemen.  I knew it had good crits and it’d been on my “to see” list for a long time.  From […]

Writers beware – sod’s law exists

Part of my first job on leaving Uni was in the quality assurance section of a scientific organisation.  Believe it or not, before the late 1970s little of it existed.  After all everyone was doing […]