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The year continues to go well, with a little help from my friends

I posted that I was going to pull my thumb out and just get down to writing.

Fortunately, unlike my other New Year-type resolutions, this one has stuck. I’ve gone through Duotrope and found a number of places to submit to, I’ve submitted to Angry Robot’s window and so far I’ve written two shorts and will be writing another in the next couple of days.

I’ve also managed to find some friends (hey, let me finish before you start laughing), who also write and who have also said that they will give my writing a good going over and provide the feedback that I need. Naturally this a mutual agreement, which means that I not only get to sharpen my writing skills, but also my editing skills.

Hopefully this will work out, with all of us getting the success that we want, whilst having a great time doing it.

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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