In defence of “sportsball”, check your hypocrisy

Start the new year with a rant? Yes I fucking will. This is something that’s been bothering me for quite a while so I thought I’d finally write about it as it flared up again over the Xmas period. I’ve noticed a distinct tendency among my geeky...

Who’s a busy boy, then?

I realise I’ve been blogging a lot about myself lately and less about interesting things story- and publishing-related. I apologise for that, and can only ask you to bear with me. I guess I’ve just been a bit busy lately. Also, as is often the case in this...

Interview about writing fight scenes

When I gave the “Write The Fight Right” workshop at Conflux 6 back at the start of October, one of the people attending was Phillip Berrie. He asked me if I’d answer a few questions on the subject for the A Writer Goes On A Journey website. I was...

2009 Australian conventions I’ll be attending

No, I won’t be at over two thousand conventions. I wanted to let you all know about a few convention appearances that are coming up in the remaining months of this year. It’s wonderful when people treat me like a real writer and invite me to be a part of...

Art and Kung Fu – a collaboration

Halinka, my wife and extremely talented artist, has had this idea for some time of trying to get the movements of the footwork of Kung Fu down on paper as an artwork. It’s something she’s toyed with for ages but never really followed up on. Last week she...