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The Books That Saved 2017

With the end of 2017 somehow vanishing in a hectic whirl of work and gluttony, I’ve barely had a chance to reflect on all the excitement it contained. It was a funny ol’ year. The weather was chaotic, but not

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Beyond Tomorrow

  For my reading pleasure this week I’ve been enjoying the delights of Beyond Tomorrow, a sci-fi short story collection with an author list so fantastic that the only way they could make it better would be by time travelling

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Flash Fiction: 6 Word Stories

No taxidermist loved his daughter more. by Ami Hendrickson.   I can’t think what reminded me of this story this week, but it still makes me smile.

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Free download – a million words of wonder

If you’re prone to the wonder of words, as I most certainly am, then the upcoming Campbell Awards have over a million to share with you. For free! The Campbell Awards Up and Coming anthology offers up a free download

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How many books is too many?

Happy 2016! The best way to start the new year? With books! But I have myself a dilemma. How many books is it ok to read at once? That’s the troubling question plaguing the start to my year. Does more

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A Short Serve of Sci-Fi

As a short story writer the greatest challenge is telling a complete story with a limited word count. As someone who often loves to write in genres renowned for the sprawling world building, at times that can be quite the

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Books to make you read. Books to make you write.

I’ve been lucky enough recently to have been reading some truly enjoyable books. They’re the kind of books which not only give me pleasure to read, but they give me pleasure to write too. When I think about somehow stirring

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