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An Adventure at Aradale Lunatic Asylum

October 6, 2014
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An Adventure at Aradale Lunatic Asylum

Over the weekend of 3-5 October, I took part in a Creative Retreat at the Aradale Lunatic Asylum, and oh, what fun! But is the place haunted, that’s the big question… The weekend was brilliantly organised by my pal, Geoff Brown, with equally brilliant help from his wonderful family. Along with a couple of presentations…

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The Writing Process Blog Chain

March 10, 2014
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So a writer pal of mine, the very cool AJ Spedding (have you read her stories? No? Well hell, man, you should!), tagged me in this Writing Process Blog Chain. Thanks ever so much, Mrs Spedding (look out, AJ! A Clown’s behind you! Oh, he’s just ducked down out of sight)… Anyway, the way this…

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Righting An Imbalance

January 26, 2014
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The HWA has designated February their Women in Horror Month, which is an excellent idea. We also just completed a Sexism in Horror Roundtable over at the HWA, which further opened my eyes to something I hadn’t realized but now want to do something about. I’ve read a hell of lot of short stories written…

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Looking Back, and Looking Forward

December 31, 2013
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You know what? Writing short stories is hard. Damn hard. And those folks out there who are successful in this field of writing are hugely talented individuals. If I wore a hat, I’d take it off to them. If I wasn’t on a dry rig up here in the jungles, I’d raise a scotch to…

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The Black Friday Wager

December 15, 2013
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The Black Friday Wager

When I posted last Friday the 13th that I’d completed the first draft of novel #3, a wild and wacky friend of mine challenged me to complete the first draft of novel #4 by next Friday the 13th in June 2014. It was a challenge I accepted, but also the beginning of what’s now called…

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A Return to Parkton

November 20, 2013
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A Return to Parkton

One of the good things about being trapped in the Papua New Guinea jungles for weeks at a time is that I get to do a lot of writing. And on this trip, I’ve finished polishing my second Parkton novel. Finding Safe Ground is set in the same wonky town as 809 Jacob Street, but otherwise,…

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