Whatever

I read this today and had to laugh. According to Language Log the Marist Institute of Public Opinion has released poll results that reveal the words and phrases that Americans find most annoying. The results were: whatever – 47% you know – 25% it is what...

Call Yourself a Writer Meme

The lovely Joanna Penn over at The Creative Penn website tagged me with this meme. You can find Jo’s answers here. You can find the original meme (with rules, no less!) here. So, on to the questions then. Which words do you use too much in your writing? An...

Excellent advice for short story writers

I recently entered the Katherine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Awards 2009, an Australian short story competition. Sadly my story didn’t win a prize or a recommendation, but that’s okay. I have another story to put back into the market now and see...

Part 2 of my Author’s Den interview up now

The second part of my interview with Lorna Suzuki over at Author’s Den is up now if you’re interested in having a read. This part talks more about the process of my writing and my rituals and habits. You can find the interview here. .

Friday guest post – Our Saucy Medieval Heritage by Michael Fridman

For the ever more infrequent Friday Guest Post, here’s something very entertaining from Michael Fridman, fellow Blade Red Press author and all-round interesting fellow. In this post he explores the legacy of language derived from our less than prudish past and...

Blog book tour Day 6

Today’s stop on the blog tour is a little delayed due to international time changes, but it’s worth waiting for. I’ve been very excited about this one as it’s something different for everyone, even if you’re a regular reader here. Those...