Here be Dragons – Writing Diary

Here be Dragons: I’m using a dictation programme – DragonDictate – with various success. It seems to take a bit of getting used to.

There is a scene in The Player of Games, a science fiction novel by Iain M Banks, in which the protagonist, Jernau Gurgeh, while swimming backstroke, is dictating into a microphone that is tracking his movement up and down a swimming pool. I have to confess that even I found that unlikely, but what an exciting idea!

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Persperistance

Three reasons why submitting your creative writing for publication to an edited web site or print journal is a good thing. Some pointers and a discussion of Ray Bradbury’s d.i.y. authorship method.

Not Dr Johnson but Harlan Ellison in full flow

Pay the Writer!

Would Dr Samuel Johnson have agreed with SF writer Harlan Ellison? No one but a fool ever wrote for anything but money!

The swing and the birch tree

What I did at the weekend

The book was stuck in the mud, I was still feeling sorry for myself after a bout with the flu and suspicious the germs were coming back for another round, and my good lady wife was determined to give the flat a major dusting. “Why don’t you go out to the cottage?” Why not? The … More…

Elin and Aeyland

Elin and Aeyland: A writing diary entry about writing Elin’s Story and starting a series of blogs recounting a story from the imaginary islands of Aeyland.