Category Archives: Links to Fiction

First Review of The Turning Stone


YA Fantasy: Latest news on The Turning Stone: Arshaana’s Calling

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New Species of Human – Homo Luzonensis


For the first chapter of my first novel I imagined the Earth 100,000 years ago. It’s rare for those pre-historic times to hit the news and be popularised but the recent announcement that there was evidence of diminutive sized humans … Continue reading

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CPD – Continuing Professional Development


Well I’ve finally come to the end of that, for a while at least. In a way it’s essential part of the condition – demonstrate adherence to the principle of maintaining your relevance in a changing world, and frequently, learning … Continue reading

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List of Works


Here’s a list of works as of 18/10/17. These are mostly on Lulu Continue reading

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Web Admin


Another web admin update. With the closure of My Telegraph, my stories are now posted on DeviantArt Added a site for Lucky. Lucky is a work in progress and the pages on this site have also been updated.   Round-up of book … Continue reading

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Making sense of your writing


Starting out You can never be sure that your writing is up to the mark. Early on I experimented with plot structure — you know the sort of thing, parallel threads, multiple points of view, written on different levels… all in … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews


It’s right that Amazon is finally, publicly, dealing with the abuses in its system; i.e. paid for high ratings / good reviews. These have been self-evident for longer than I’ve been writing (just over five years) and they belittle the efforts … Continue reading

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Poems for National Poetry Day


I broke off my 65k word, novel, first draft, to do two short poems for the National Poetry Day. The theme was Light. As part of this, Irwell Writers, who are based in Bury, held an event in Bury Central Library … Continue reading

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My Fantasy Influences


I sometimes reflect on the circumstances surrounding Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds. It was the premier British SF periodical and at the time had a reach that, though it didn’t rival that of the American offerings, was substantial. Under his stewardship, a significant … Continue reading

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The Demise of My Telegraph


[edit 28/08/2016] With the demise of My Telegraph, a number of my links now point into the grey morass of switched off servers. I’ve set up a rescue blog to save some of those posts from oblivion. [end edit] Another … Continue reading

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