Category Archives: science fiction

What I Like to Read, and Why

Though I have a large collection of paper books, some of them from my childhood, I mostly read fiction on Kindle these days. It’s not that I prefer electronic to dead tree books, but books are books and it’s the … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, science fiction, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Write What You Know – Kind Of…

I nearly died. It was a few years ago, before I got my first book deal, but I was already a writer, if not a published one. I had an anaphylactic reaction, and it happened like this. I developed a … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, science fiction, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Updated Blog Archive: 2013 to 2018

2013 Bated Breath Seven Short Men and a Waif Preparing for Milford Jumping in at the Shallow End Serendipitous Book Browsing Four days to go Three Book Deal Milford Writers Publishers Marketplace Announcement Editor Talk New Book Log on LJ: Karen Traviss: Star … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, science fiction, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s never too late to talk about a book

Unless you are lucky enough to live in a city which has good bookshops, or even better, specialist science fiction and fantasy bookshops, your browsing of new SFF titles may be limited. My little local bookshop sadly closed last year, … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, science fiction, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing Tip: Using Wordle to highlight overused words

Wordle used to be a web-based utility, a web toy that allowed you to paste in a piece of writing to make a word cloud. The more frequently a word appeared in your text, the bigger it appeared in the … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, science fiction, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2018 and 2019

It just so happens that my alternate Tuesday blog falls on 1st January 2019, so it’s a good time to assess 2018 and see if I can peep into the future to 2019. I’m not sure where 2018 went to. … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, science fiction, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My 2018 Reading

It’s getting towards the end of the year and this is the time I usually post a summary of my reading. I’ve kept a booklog since 2009, and oh, how I wish I’d started decades ago. I post my booklog … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, science fiction, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments