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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.

About mattsylvester

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. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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