Strip Mining Your Head – What It Means to Write From Experience

No wonder writing is such hard work! You’re strip mining your own head, every day, searching for this stuff – and then those moments of revelation are like a godsend. -Russel T Davies, The Writer's Tale I often write from experience, and if you're a writer yourself, you'll know how awkward that is to explain … Continue reading Strip Mining Your Head – What It Means to Write From Experience

Borders (in Self-Publishing): What’s Up With That?

Self-publishing: it's the ultimate liberator, they say. It cuts out the middle-man and allows authors direct access to their own profits. It gives writers complete creative control. It's faster, and more rewarding. Assuming you're American. To be clear, I live in the States. I've been nodding along merrily, preaching the good self-publishing news...and then I … Continue reading Borders (in Self-Publishing): What’s Up With That?

The Wild, Wild Web – A Retrospective

A long time ago, when I was just some kid stumbling around the (comparatively) early days of the internet, there was this...website. It was, essentially, a sort of erotically-charged choose-your-own-adventure, where clicking on pictures of doors or stairs or hallways would take you to different parts of the "mansion" where you found little flash-fiction and … Continue reading The Wild, Wild Web – A Retrospective