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Authors – 5 ways to on how to deal with rejections


For those that write, rejection should be a fairly common event. You write a short story, or a book, send it off and invariably it’s rejected. Or, you see a submissions call, write a piece specifically for that and which you can’t envision any other market, and you’re rejected. This article is, as the title … Continue reading

Happiness is a lemur …


Getting a back scratch. As most of you will know, I bloody animals, and will try to stroke them at any opportunity I get. Even if the signs say ‘DON’T FUCKING TOUCH OUR ANIMALS YOU UTTER BELLEND! THEY’LL KILL YOU’. Well yes, they might, but a number of them bloody love being stroked. Especially the … Continue reading

Devon Coffee – The worst coffee shop in Exeter


A number of people have said that Devon Coffee does the best coffee in Exeter, but that the service is terrible. After my last article about coffee and food, I thought that I would go along and see what the fuss is about. I actually managed to walk right past the place the first time. … Continue reading

Blaise Maximillian now has a Facebook presence


As many of my more dedicated readers will know, I’m working on a self-published title, featuring the amazing Blaise Maximillian. It’s an anthology of short stories set in¬†¬†dystopian diesel punk universe, where King George V is in exile, his daughter Mary is a puppet queen, and German soldiers are ensuring that the British never, ever … Continue reading

Blaise Maximillian comes many steps closer to being ready for editing


Ever since I let people know that I was going to self-publish a collection of Blaise Maximillian stories, I’ve been spending many nights staying up far too long writing. And I’m bloody loving it. Blaise is my kind of anti-hero, which is one reason why I’m enjoying it, but also because I’m able to do … Continue reading

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