Writing fiction is liberating. If you head off into the far corners of sci-fi and fantasy, anything is fair game. Want a mystery about post-mortem consciousness and communication? How about something that fuses pokemon with Roman legions? Or maybe you prefer… Read More ›
A miscellany of random thoughts, geekery, reviews and other mysterious stuff careening around my addled brain.
What if I Travelled Forward in Time to Post this and it was actually the First Post in this Series?
Back to time travel and how not to wreck your story (or sound like an idiot – see the title above) if you decide to use it in your writing. So, if your name is H.G. Wells and you are writing about… Read More ›
The Paradox of Writing about Paradoxes
For those of you who know me, it is no secret that I hate Time Travel as a plot device. I think it was possibly Star Trek (something I don’t generally hate) that drove me to that particular cliff and… Read More ›
Table Top Plots
Surf on over to You Tube and check out Wil Wheaton’s webcast called “Table Top”. He has an excellent episode about an RPG rules-light game called Fiasco. And yes, that’s a writer or two at his table (John Rogers, the screenwriter for… Read More ›
Playing Games to Write
One of the many diversions in my life is role playing games. I’m not talking about computer games here either. I am mainly referring to pen and paper RPGs. Yeah, the ones where you sit around face to face with… Read More ›
So I have become the focal point of a worldwide conspiracy. The tentacles of this cabal stretch far and wide, encircling the planet in a shroud of horror Cthulhu would be envious of. For three days now, I have not… Read More ›
Mind the Gap
Welcome to my writing blog. Careful as you step in, that first step is a doozy. Last person that missed it was sucked into the frightening corners of my imagination. In fact, I nearly missed that step myself. At what… Read More ›