I haven’t been on my blog for a while. I’ve been consumed like many others by the pointless task of growing Twitter ‘followers’. Well, watching the Blue Bird self destruct at the hand of The Mars King, I’ve also been thinking about the whole weird social media contract we’ve willingly bared our arses to these […]
Writing is supposedly a glamorous occupation. When I tell people I write for a living the first response is usually ‘Oh! What do you write?’. If the answer to the age old question is ‘I’m an electrician’, who among us would enthusiastically follow up with ‘Oh! What do you specialise in? Control wiring, data cabling? […]
Last year, I had a bold idea. It was to write a book that would help new writers make sense of the whole ‘writer’s platform’ thing. I’ve done quite a lot of work with internet marketing campaigns for clients in Australia, Singapore and Japan and thought that I could approach this as an internet marketing […]
My writing mojo has gone, burnt out in the red hot rage of a real, madmaxian apocalypse which has heralded 2020 in a pall of ash, smoke and furious, endless, fire.
You know that feeling you get when you’re trapped in a cinema with a dud film? You’ve handed over your cash and realise half way in you only have 2 options remaining; either walk out, or stay and watch how the train wreck unfolds. Last week, I found myself in such a place. Lured by […]
Let’s talk about Murakami. I know. This is an unfashionable view. Especially by someone who came to understand the Master through the The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, IQ84 and Kafka on the Shore. The Wind Up Bird Chronicles was a tour de force of magic realism/surrealism. It was my gateway drug to Murakami… …But after […]