Being Unemployed Is Hard Work

Being Unemployed Is Hard Work

I’m not unemployed. It’s not true. In fact I’m constantly employed. I write. I make music. I run two bands. I do historical  research and take courses in marketing. I maintain a website. I blog. I soak up every snippet of information on writing that I can find. I am a...
A Tale of Two Plates

A Tale of Two Plates

Precisely four hundred years ago one of two plates began a startling journey around the planet. This morning I find myself in a stairwell at the Rijksmuseum. I intended to write in the library but it’s closed as it is a public holiday. It kind of sucks but at...
The Passing Of Daisy Bates

The Passing Of Daisy Bates

During the writing of Loreless I did an enormous amount of research, much more then I could ever actually use in the book. I have decided to share some of this information, and at the same time, give you a bit of an insight into the writing process. In the book there...
Great Uncle Josiah Goes To War

Great Uncle Josiah Goes To War

My great-uncle Josiah was in his sixties when he enlisted. Like many men during the Great War he faked his age in order to be accepted. What made his story different from most was that he lowered it. Most men put their ages up. He said he was forty-four. I don’t know...

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