Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2011 Results

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is one of my favourite literary events. It’s a brilliant idea. It stems from the awful writing of Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. You probably think you’ve never heard of him. But I can almost guarantee you have. Here, see if...

Alan Moore interview at The Guardian

Alan Moore is one of my favourite authors of all time. He wrote the seminal graphic novels of the 80s that totally reinvented graphic storytelling – Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, From Hell, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and so many...

It might be fiction, but it has to be right

Things I’ve reserched today: Ullapool to Stornaway ferry times. Daylight hours in northern Scotland during winter. Topographical features of the Isle of Lewis. The Callanish standing stones. Any guesses on where my characters might be headed right about now? I...

Harry Potter 7.2 – the end of an era

We went to see the latest and last film installment in the Harry Potter series yesterday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. The film is pretty good, even if it is pretty much one long action scene. With a story there are normally three acts. There’s...

Kapow! At Angela Slatter’s blog

Angela Slatter was kind enough to invite me to post over at her blog about fighting. In fact, she kinda threatened me, but that’s okay. Fighting and writing are pretty much my favourite things. Go over and have a read....