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When I decided to write a novel, I sat down and wrote it. This turned out to be a terrible idea. The draft I ended up with was unreadable. It contained every obvious rookie mistake. Then I started to learn … Continue reading
I’m so excited to announce my official book launch. This is all really happening!
A little while ago, I posted about my favourite novels featuring alternative versions of London (other than mine). I promised a follow-up post on alternative film and TV versions of London. It’s a slightly shorter list, I’m afraid. I’m more … Continue reading
I don’t believe that anyone is a write-off as a human. Especially not thousands of people. Yet, in the recent Hugo Awards, around 1,800 people voted for the slate of the Sad/Rabid Puppies. A group that most media outlets have … Continue reading
I’m going to be on a panel at the Word on the Street Toronto festival on Sunday September 27th. It’s being held at Harbourfront. I love Word on the Street. It’s a festival I’ve attended regularly for years. I’ve gone … Continue reading
Over the last couple of months, I’ve been taking a stand-up course. I did my first ever set in a small club on Monday, and I’ll be doing my grad show on Sunday (and then I’ll stop – it’s been … Continue reading
In Transferral, I’ve used the real locations of The Old Bailey and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital because, historically and geographically, they embody the connection between sickness and crime that is central to the book.
Empathix cream Why work hard on a well-rounded character, when you can use Empathix? Rub a generous amount of Empathix over your character’s main features to make them more attractive to readers. Covers up inconsistencies in personality while giving the … Continue reading
I’ve seen a lot of blogs posts lately on how ‘creatives’ simply can’t be punctual, pay attention to practical details or meet deadlines. Because their creativity makes it impossible to show consideration for the needs of the people they are … Continue reading