Between The Devil And The Comfy Chair: an exclusive preview

I’m really pleased (though I say it myself) with the story I’m working on. So pleased, in fact, that I’m posting the first scene up to share with all [three] of you. Also, since I’ve been absent from my own blog for some time now, it seems an appropriate way of tearing down the dust sheets and declaring that I’m [possibly] back in business. So, read on and enjoy the first handful of words from Between The Devil And The Comfy Chair

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Who googles the google?

Earlier this week I read this article about a man who lost fourteen years of his blog, and an unfinished novel, after Google unceremoniously cancelled his account. My first reaction was scorn for someone who would entrust such important and personal works to the whims of a megacorporation who would, at the very least, would probably sit at the same table as evil these days. Once I got over myself, my more considered reaction was to remember that I do almost all of my writing using Google Docs and that I really didn’t fancy the idea of even a remote chance of having all that going up in a puff of ones and zeroes.

So read on to find out what I did about it.

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Terminator: Genisys … or not

I finally caught up with Terminator: Genisys this weekend and it’s fair to say that I viewed it with the same sense of disappointment and rising disinterest that the rest of you probably experienced—and not just because Netflix seemed to be working on dial-up speeds (oh, the irony!) at the time.

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the Trump card

Here’s a thing I wrote for Facebook, and forgot to post, because that’s exactly the sort of diligent political commentator that I am. Once I’d finished it, it seemed a bit too meaty for FB so I decided to make it a rare non-writing related post right here …. it’s about Donald Trump, and a what an enormous fustercluck this whole business is …

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(re)designing Graves

The other week I re-edited one of my more popular short stories, Graves. To accompany the new(ish) version I decided a new cover design was warranted. Since cover design is one of the many burdens of the self-publishing author I thought I’d share the story of how it all came together.

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