Category Archives: Writing

Killing your darlings

So George RR Martin has made a meme for himself by killing his characters, like, a lot. And it is a commonly held belief amongst writers that you can’t get too attached to your characters, that you have to be … Continue reading

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Beginnings

As Semisonic sing “Every new beginning starts with some other beginnings end.” The first draft of The Other Foe is complete, something that seemed distant and difficult for most of this year. I am now waiting for feedback before I … Continue reading

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It’s Done!

After many long hours and innumerable trials, the first draft of The Other Foe is complete. To the many many people who’ve been asking when they get to read book 2, I can finally say, sometime next year :p For … Continue reading

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Miranda Short Story!

There once was a convention called Gaelcon, wherein was held a charity auction to raise money for DEBRA Ireland. To this charity auction I donated the first ever short story from The Other Series, one all about Miranda. The lot … Continue reading

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Shamrokon – Day 3

I know many of you were gripping the edges of your seats, eagerly thirsting for my last day of adventures at Shamrokon, to you, faithful readers, I apologise for the delay. Sunday was the day with the most nerve racking … Continue reading

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Shamrokon Day 1

Yesterday I finished one of the most amazing weekends of my life. The weekend was filled with so much awesome that I’m going to have to do 3 posts to get through it all. Shamrokon was the 2014 Eurocon as … Continue reading

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Milestones

The Other Foe is half done. Or, at least, I’ve passed the half way mark on my ideal word count. This goal feels a little arbitrary though, because who knows how long The Other Foe is going to be? Maybe … Continue reading

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No future but the one we make

I often fantasise about the future, winning the lotto, or just getting The Other Foe finished (3,000 words closer today). It can be fun, sitting and daydreaming about the things you could do in life, the places you could go, … Continue reading

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Characters (or ‘Why won’t you do what I want!?’)

*Spoiler squirrel alert for those who haven’t read The Other Whisper* When I was just a reader (Because that’s what we all are really, readers and writers. More should be writers. Go write something, but read this first), I was … Continue reading

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Mailing List

So I’ve set up one of them there mailing list things. I have been assured that it’s how all the up and coming authors get their news out there. I’ve always thought that mailing lists were very impersonal, but then … Continue reading

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