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A Guide to First Contact (reveal )


This post is a part reveal of the plan in my novel: A Guide to First Contact Continue reading

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Where Are We Now?


We’re part way through a new phase in history. As things stand the West could quickly unravel if the current suspicions about the origins of covid-19 prove to have substance. In brief the state of play is this: It is … Continue reading

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Epidemic Leads to Collapse of West


Reminding you of my world ending  epic, an epidemic that transforms some into what comes after human; unfortunately most succumb to a horrible zika like degeneration. It is sexually transmitted, it mutates and it results in the collapse of the … Continue reading

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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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Notes on Darwin’s Theory of Evolution


Last night, after the South Manchester Writers Workshop (14/11/17), we headed to the Dog and Partridge and got to talking about our projects. The subject turned to speaking – the author I was in discussion with was developing a talk … 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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The Whitaker


Over the past few days I’ve been toying with writing up my notes on Energy Risk – outside the crazy world of books is an even crazier world of finance, and risk modelling. In a former life, I did risk … 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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