Books!Books. They’re great. I’ve got loads of them and recently entered a competition to win fifty more despite not having room for the one’s I’ve already got. I’ve got shelves full of books in my living room. I’ve got a pile of them on my couch and I’ve got several on a makeshift shelf on my cabinet of mystery.

In the BGC there are five large plastic crates full of books that wouldn’t fit on the bookcases or were deemed unimportant for now. And at my mum and dad’s house I have another 7 boxes full of books that wouldn’t fit in the BGC. [click to continue…]

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Why, Pirate, Why?

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I keep seeing articles about the evils of piracy and how it’s taking the food out of the mouths of poor starving creative types. And while I’m sure that’s true to a certain extent, I worry how easily the reasons for piracy are misunderstood by those who feel affected by it. They find their book/film/album […]

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The Great Blog Tour

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I have no idea what The Great Blog tour actually is, but I appear to have been tagged once more by that Annette Thomson. But this one seems like a bit of fun and gives me a chance to answer some questions about my creative process. And since I like talking about that sort of […]

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Word to your Mother

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Words. I like words. They let me say stuff or even write stuff down so I can explain things without having to resort to interpretive dance all the time. Yes, words are damn useful things. I also enjoy dictionaries, especially old ones like the, 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. In this case, vulgar, means […]

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What is a writer?

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You know those questions that seem so obvious, they shouldn’t need asking? Well this is one of those. Or at least, that’s what I thought. But it seems that some people have different ideas as to what constitutes a writer. Or an author, or novelist for that matter. The main issue seems to be whether […]

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And so I’m back.

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Didja miss me? I was gone for a while, but I came home because Will Write For Cake is a great place to be. For those wondering, let me explain. A few years ago I had the great idea of creating a single website that I could use as a central hub for all the […]

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Scratch that.

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I believe it’s been pretty well documented that I bloody love a nice bit of stationery. Who doesn’t?I have many pens, lots of pencils, a variety of inks and a vastness of notebooks. And I know I’m not the only one, especially when it comes to notebooks. I love a nice softback Moleskine, me. I […]

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The Faces of Harry Slade

As I’ve never written flash fiction before, I though it was about time I started.  And since today is National Flash Fiction Day, it seemed like a good day to, you  know…. start. So, here it is, my first flash fiction piece. The Faces of Harry Slade is a flash story based on an idea […]

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The Juggler

My other story for National Flash Fiction day is The juggler. Based on an idea for my Bunco & Jaggs Circus collection this story gave me the chance to test the theme. Hope you like it. Send to Kindle

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