On This Day

Christmas time is when your pictures appear in my Facebook feed on this day! it proclaims. on this day you had not abandoned all of these people. do you remember? they used to be friends, and you left saying nothing. remember how terrible a person you were. we’ll make sure you never forget.

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Fascination

His heart touches you like fire. It’s the eyes that do it, so clear and piercing that it feels like they look right through you, but suck you in all at once. You spiral down a neverending chute of pale turquoise and you don’t want to stop falling. Falling is such sweet sorrow. Hands with […]

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I’m On Patreon!

I’m delighted to announce that today I have opened my Patreon, giving another way for you all to support this blog and my writing in general. I’m really excited to go in this direction with you and I hope you are too. If you don’t know what Patreon is, here’s a quick explanation. Patreon is […]

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Letter From a 4-year-old Daughter to Her Doting Parents

Dear Mummy and Daddy, I would like to point out the rainbow spectrum of colour that makes up the world. You see, I’m worried. I don’t think you can see all the lovely bright colours – I’m afraid that you’re quite monotonal. When it was just pink pyjamas, I didn’t mind it so much. But […]

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Mundane Magic Sale!

From now until the 24th December, Mundane Magic is on sale! For this week only you can get it digitally for a steal at less than £3/$4/€3 – that’s almost half the normal retail price! Mundane Magic is my debut novel that asks what it means to be special. It is a low fantasy/magical realism […]

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For Jill

the gift of hope is given much by chance; for none may know how each other heart sings its dawning light. yet most precious of all is the one who dares – who takes the tiny dying star and gives it wings to help it shine anew. i cannot imagine a world without her gift […]

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Choosing Patreon & Small Time Authorship

Last week I posted about the fee changes that Patreon are making and how they will affect me, a small creator looking to expand into the service. There has been a lot more discussion about it since then, both positive and negative, and creators have continued to see a drop off in pledges. But I […]

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Patreon’s Fee Changes And Me

For the past few weeks, I have been excitingly working on something new. Something that I hoped would enable me to bring you more content, make it better, and start to make a proper living from my work. Truth time: thus far, I have made a huge loss on Mundane Magic. After the cost of […]

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Writing Out Of Sequence

“Oh, I just started at the beginning and wrote through to the end.” We all know at least one person like this. The ones who make a plan, and rigidly follow it from start to finish. They seem to have it made – a clear path, from A-Z, which they are sticking on with focus […]

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Writing Mental Health: Madness & Endurance in Sagas of Sundry

“What is it that makes someone insane – that makes them deranged, irrational, crazy?” asks Mr. Wren, the deep-voiced narrator expertly acted by the ever-intense and wonderful Darin De Paul. This is not a new question to any kind of media – especially not in the Lovecraftian, 1930s-inspired setting of Geek and Sundry‘s latest edition […]

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