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Bitter Defeat, Musings, Writing

iPod Shorts – Utilising dead time – Blaise Maximillian


When I can, I walk to work. When I walk, I write. I used to write on my Nokia E71, but then a close friend gave me an iPod Touch and, since discovering the notes, I haven’t looked back. In fact, as mentioned in my previous post, I wrote most of Shattered Lands: Torquemaster Rising on it. Roughly 60,000 words. Go me.

So, now I’ve got these blogs (I have a duplicate at http://matthew-sylvester.blogspot.com/ because I can monetise that), I’ve decided that when I can, I’ll write a short story on the way in to and from work. If I actually manage to find the time to have a lunchbreak (damn rare), I’ll have a go at adding text then as well.

My next post will contain such a short. Don’t expect it to be pitch perfect. I’m literally typing on the move, and then emailing them to myself when I get home. Aside from a quick spellcheck and some italics for thoughts, I’m not touching them. This, to me, is writing in its rawest form.

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Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.

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