I recently watched this video of popular YouTube polymath Tom Scott. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYj3DnI81AQ&list=WL&index=16 A fascinating video regardless - of course we're never going to be able to predict the future word-for-word or tech-for-tech, and I cannot really add my opinion about all those accurate guesses about phones. As Tom mentions, some parts of the future are … Continue reading The Death of the Blog?
I'm not the sort to do monthly writing roundups on the blog - mainly because there's never much to say - but it's been a while and I've seemed quiet. I guess the goal to blog more can be left on the to-do list. However, and despite the silence, I have been making a little … Continue reading A December to Forget
As part of promos of the Harvey Duckman Presents... book 8, one of the contributors, Joseph Carrabis is doing a bloghop in which he's sharing the first paragraph of each story. In his words, Joseph, who has four pieces of flash fiction in anthology 8 and coined the dragon cover from his 'little knitty dragon' … Continue reading 15 Days of Harvey
https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?preview=inline&linkCode=kpd&ref_=k4w_oembed_LqyiwyWlJ6bGsD&asin=B09DTC9ZMR&tag=kpembed-20&amazonDeviceType=A2CLFWBIMVSE9N&from=Bookcard&reshareId=5JW37RKTNAVVWDPWZ9P9&reshareChannel=system Looking to escape to another world with a super fast read? Looking for urban fantasy that is a bit different? Or weird stories to make you think? Wanting to discover speculative fiction from writers that could become your new favourite authors? Harvey Duckman presents the eighth in a series of short story anthologies featuring … Continue reading New Story Alert!
As I alluded to in my previous post (however short compared to my usual sporadic ramblings here), I didn't manage to post before I gave birth. In fact, I didn't manage to do a whole host of things because I, technically, started latent labour at 38 weeks and 5 days, eventually giving birth at our … Continue reading And +1 Makes Five
…And I have indeed not noticed it passing until it has gone. I had planned to write one 'last' blog post before I gave birth - but, ha, that didn't happen. Not to help the matter, our little one arrived a week early - but, though smaller than expected (by me), they've been in perfect … Continue reading Time Is a Flighty Thing…
It feels odd to be writing the above title, since if you've been following this blog, you'll have seen that my posting hasn't exactly been the opposite of 'on a break'. I'm certainly more sporadic than I used to be - so it's almost unfair to say I'm taking a break. I'm not. Taking a … Continue reading Knowing When to Take a Break
I don't mind not blogging much, but when I have a half-written post that I ought to have finished a month ago, it is rather annoying. So here's my amendment of a delayed post and a look back on these past couple of months. (If you follow me on Instagram, you would've seen I shared … Continue reading Winter Reflections
With the UK government imposing further restrictions and tiers on the UK (which I do think are necessary), Christmas this year looks different for a lot of people. Amusingly enough, I don't fall into that category - our Christmas was already constrained by childcare bubbles and so the Christmas day travel we were planning to … Continue reading Three Very Different Christmases
I've known Maddy (MJ Glenn) since university, so I am delighted today to be welcoming her onto the blog to chat about her upcoming debut novel. For which of course we're both super excited! Not to mention that fantasy is always a genre close to my heart and something in which I primarily write nowadays, … Continue reading 10 Questions With…MJ Glenn