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Ground Control to Major Tim

Hip hip hooey, the first Brit in space has just made it to the ISS–er, not exactly. The Woman from Mars: Helen Sharman, remember her? Don’t worry if you don’t, the Press will (grudgingly) remind you. She was actually the…

Ssshh-don’t mention the war!

Oh what a lovely war: Things are shaping up nicely here at Westminster, ladies and gentlemen. Dave (UK PM Cameron) announced that there was a plan~then went quiet when he realised it consisted of bombing Syria because everybody else was. So-called hard…

As a reader I feel slightly embarrassed

Readability stats: Even if you use MS Word you might not be familiar with readability stats. I became aware of them a couple of years ago and use them as a ‘constant editor’. You can customise the program to warn…

Sorry to be so cynical

Peace in our time? So Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told  French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that he is willing to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This of course is entirely unconnected with the nine million euros that…

My how time just flies by!

It’s amazing how time flies by, even when you’re not really having that much fun! Those of you who follow the boat saga will be up to date on the latest news on   that front, those who don’t won’t be…

A Useful Link

Paperback version now available   Kittie Cracks Case is now available in paperback. That’s for UK readers. For those of you in the US try here.  

Not total inactivity

Not a lot of work on the new book I’m afraid, mainly I’ve been too preoccupied with work on the boat. However I have been keeping my writing hand in. I think I’ve had an op-ed piece rejected by an…

Finished!!!

Apart from a chapter by chapter review, spell and grammar check that is. Oh and not to mention a book synopsis, chapter synopsis and chapter word count. Apart from that, it’s taken just twelve months, one shipwreck and the end…

A productive weekend

The weather here in Fiji has been pretty damn wet these last few days, in fact I read that the rainfal last week was ‘the most intensive anywhere on the planet’. That meant that I spent the entire weekend writing.It…

Sometimes it works

In an effort to get the writing flowing again, I decide to write out a couple of chapter plans. It was really frustrating, I knew where the story was going, I even knew how it ended and in fact was…