Fun with Google Ngrams

There’s this thing Google have put together which is really addictive. It’s called Ngrams. Essentially, when you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books. You can set...

Dead Red Heart pre-orders

Okay, I’ve been going on about this book a lot lately, but that’s because: 1. It’s gonna be a great book; 2. I’m in it; 3. More importantly, LOADS of other great writers have stories in it. For those not able to make it to the launch of Dead...

Keywords and phrases so far this year

It’s been a while since I did one of these posts and they’re fun, so I thought it time for another. Using Google Analytics, I keep track of the various hits to my website here. I can track what are the popular posts, how long people stick around, where...

Dead Red Heart cover and launch

A couple of days ago I posted the Table of Contents for the Ticonderoga Publications anthology, Dead Red Heart, featuring my story, Punishment Of The Sun. I neglected to mention that the book will be launched in April at SwanCon, which is NatCon 50, in Perth....

Dead Red Heart ToC announced

I mentioned in a post yesterday that my short story, Punishment Of The Sun, will be included in the Ticonderoga Publications anthology Dead Red Heart. I’m also part of a collaboration of a dozen or so writers that put together a piece called The Tide for the...