Haha! Tyrion Lannister said something witty and we all laughed… but, uh, it’s not really funny. Is it? It’s alcoholism. And that’s not funny. I… I don’t know if I should be laughing or… I feel bad now. I mean. Fair play to good ol’ Tyrion, he’s been through some shit. He’s seen some shit. … Read more Is This Funny Or Is It Alcoholism?
So I was thinking about something the other day. I used to do a lot of story planning on the toilet. Plotting. Character building. World building. So much of it used to come to me as I was sitting on the porcelain throne. Some readers have already clicked away by now. Some writers are busy … Read more All the Best Ideas Come Out of the Toilet
OK. It’s time for a rant about a popular TV show. No, not Game of Thrones, the other one I rant about. The Walking Dead is pissing me off a little bit now and it’s not for the reason you probably think it is… It’s for gender diversity reasons. See, here’s the way it works: … Read more Is The Walking Dead Sexist?
Back in early 2011 I sat down and wrote my first book. It was called A KNIGHT’S DUTY and it was to be part of THE RIGHT OF SUCCESSION trilogy, followed up by A PRINCE’S HONOUR, and A KING’S RIGHT. I had the entire trilogy planned out and by late 2011 I had the first … Read more My Experience in Publishing So Far
This post will contain spoilers for Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens (TFA). By now we’ve probably all seen some of these memes going about. Here’s one below… right in the feels. It got me thinking and I’m thinking this: Chewbacca is the real hero. That big Wookiee badass is everywhere in TFA. He … Read more Chewbacca is the Real Hero of Star Wars The Force Awakens
Now I like to think I work fairly quickly. I’ve written roughly 2 and a half books this year, 2 of which are on their way soon, and 1 which may never see the light of day if I can’t figure out what to do with it. I’m not a patch on the likes of … Read more Writerly Problems: One WIP is Never Enough
Having now seen Star Wars The Force Awakens twice, I feel comfortable enough to wage into the internet discussion. This will not be a review. I loved the film and felt it was a true Star Wars film, and I don’t feel the need to review it. Instead I’m going to post a few of … Read more Waging in on Star Wars – Rey’s Parentage
I was playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) a while back and our Games Master (GM) looked up from his book and sighed at us. He pointed out that playing D&D basically puts the players in the shoes of super heroes in a fantasy setting. We were monstrous and taking down monsters and he (the GM) … Read more Modern Epic Fantasy – The (Super) Hero’s Journey
I’ve seen a few things on twitter and facebook recently about the author cycle of woe. For those of you who don’t know it’s an author thing where you start off loving the thing you’re creating, then hate it, then love, then hate it, then… it just goes on for a bit. I’m pretty sure … Read more Raising Your Book
There. I’ve said it. I’ll say it again. I hate Daenarys Targaryen. I might be alone in this, I know many people who disagree with me, but damn does it feel good to say it. I hate Dany. Now I love A Song of Ice and Fire (AsoIaF) and A Game of Thrones (AGoT) is … Read more I hate Dany