Write a haiku, win a zombie novella

I’m prepared to bet that the above title has never been seen by humans before. And it takes a dude like Jason Fischer to make that happen. Jason is a good friend of mine, a top notch writer, a Writers Of The Future winner, no less, and a master of puns. His...

Grudge Monkey to enforce motivation

This is the Grudge Monkey: That’s right. Get the fuck out of his way. I’ve come to an arrangement with the Grudge Monkey – he’s going to take it personally whenever I procrastinate or procrastilax. Therefore, if I’m cocking about when I...

RealmShift special on Kindle

If you’re a Kindle owner and haven’t read RealmShift yet, my publisher (Gryphonwood Press) is running a special offer at the moment where the book is available for just US0.99c from the Amazon Kindle Store. Its usual Kindle price is US$2.99 so it’s a...

The writing life update

Things are interesting in my writing at the moment. I’m deep into the first draft of my third novel. I’m at that stage where I’m both loving and hating it. I love the fact that I’m writing a novel again, as I do adore getting my teeth into a...

Movie Review – Kick-Ass (Real Life Super Heroes)

Regulars here at The Word will probably remember this post from back in December 2008. The post was a quick one, just for a laugh. The real value is found in the comments. But brace yourself for a big read if you haven’t been there before. There’s 156...