Posts Tagged ‘ Marty Young ’

Life, brought to you by Madness and Insanity

December 14, 2014
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Over this past year, I’ve taken 60 flights (both international and domestic), 2 helicopter rides, and 2 jetpack trips. Tanya and I have also moved approximately 4,000km west from Sydney to Perth. Half of my belongings are at the new house in Perth, the other half are in storage in NSW awaiting transport across –…

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The Writing Process Blog Chain

March 9, 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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Looking Back, and Looking Forward

December 30, 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 19, 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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It’s Alive! ALIVE!

October 30, 2013
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It’s Alive! ALIVE!

Happy Hallowe’en! And to celebrate (so what if you live in Australia, we’re horror lovers, right?), my debut novel 809 Jacob Street is now available! I’m doing a happy dance up here in the jungles in my tree kangaroo loincloth. The natives think I’m doing some kind of pagan ritual to summon a forgotten god,…

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In the Jungle…

October 27, 2013
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My jungle excursions always cause me to reflect on life, and wonder if I’m going about it right. I see people living in grass huts, surviving on food from the jungle, living in shorts and t-shirts and walking around in the mud in bare feet. I see them sitting on the side of the gravel…

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It’s Time to Fear the Reaper!

October 24, 2013
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It’s Time to Fear the Reaper!

Crystal Lake Publishing‘s new anthology, Fear the Reaper, is officially launched today, and what an anthology it is. I’m still puzzled as to how I ended up in such illustrious company! Fear the Reaper is available from Amazon in digital format for only $3.99 and print for $14.24. WARNING: THIS IS NOT JUST A BOOK This is a…

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Barstool Eyes

"...the only fuel you have to make the fire blaze on the page / screen is the stuff of your own being. An artist consumes his or herself in the act of making art."
[Clive Barker, 2009]