Category Archives: Writing / English

Mistborn review – Brandon Sanderson

A few years back I read the Mistborn trilogy. In this the “magicians” must carry little vials of ground up metal particles they swig before using their talent. Most talented people in this world only have 1 ability – like … Continue reading

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A more positive version of fantasy and SciFi – “Hopepunk”

A dear friend asked me to comment on this (long) article about Hopepunk. If you are a writer, it might be worth reading it. Rob Hopkins – founder of the Transition Towns local economy and local food movement – interviews … Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Dragoncall

I’m normally a Science Fiction sort of guy. Peter F Hamilton space opera, Neal Stephenson Cyberpunk, Greg Bear futurist, and of course the literary Ian M Banks. But I also want to write Sci-Fi, probably in the popular young-adult dystopian … Continue reading

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How do you pronounce ‘new’?

New? Do you say the flat “noo” or the ringing “n-you”? I’ve noticed flat “noo” creeping into movies and news reports, but it’s n-you everyone! This is how civilisations fall! One minute we’re dropping the you sound from new, and … Continue reading

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Want to write? Clean your desk!

I’m a wannabe. That’s right, for various reasons my career bent¬†sideways again and again. I’m part of the ‘slash’ generation. Soldier / cleaner / taxi driver / District Officer (child protection officer)¬†/ bookkeeping / administration. I’m a jack of all … Continue reading

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