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My brain just won’t stop aka Cranial Diarrhoea


Seriously, my brain has at least five different ideas for books, stories, and games every single day. And I can’t just write them down as a) I’d never do anything else and b) as soon as I start writing them down, I start to actually write about them c) new ideas then come and the God-awful process starts again.

For example, a post by @SamSykesSwears on twitter where he was playing D&D got me remembering The Keep on the Borderlands. Which then got me looking at the D20 licence whilst watching Pirates of the Caribbean 25, which led to me thinking about a D20 Pirate-based setting with short stories and novels tied in. My brain is literally unstoppable.

Alongside those, I’ve had ideas about the Canterbury Tales re-imagined in the 40k Universe, an Imperial Navy-based story revolving around a Penal Air Regiment, a short story with a Ratling sniper, and so on and so forth. My brain feels like it has eaten a large number of Vindaloos.

Maybe, if I was a full-time author, this wouldn’t be such a problem, I’d write them down and then start to write them and submit them or self-publish. Or I’d have even more ideas. Someone should invent a brain-reading device that takes an idea and turns it into a well-written, best selling story.

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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