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Just hanging

“Going viral” is such a weirdly unpleasant phrase for content spread on the internet. Like, the metaphor works of course – except for the bit of the metaphor that equates a funny youtube video with getting really sick. Ah well, I guess it won’t be too long before the association between “viral” and “sickness” becomes […]

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Where The Rēkohu Bone Sings: a few thoughts

I just finished reading Tina Makereti’s novel Where The Rēkohu Bone Sings (2014, Vintage). In a short twitter conversation with the author and another reader, I mentioned an intense passage late in the book featuring some graphic and unpleasant content. (I said I wasn’t sure I could recommend the book to my mother on account […]

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Flick Kick International

Flick Kick Football Legends, the football-kicking free-to-play mobile game I wrote for, has updated and is even more fun. I particularly like the International Cup, where your team goes to Brazil to compete after your national team gets abducted by aliens. I wrote almost all of the dumb dad-joke commentary, and the absurd little storylines […]

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in move ebook available

My novel about teenage guys facing the end of their friendship, in move, is now available in ebook formats. (The blog serialisation has finished, but of course you can still read it there too.) EPUB format: available here MOBI format: available here PDF format: available here As I’ve mentioned before, this was the first novel […]

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in move (part 3)

in move, my novel about friendship under pressure, starts Part Three today. It’s a good time to jump on board! in move has four main characters. (Pro tip: it is dumb to have four main characters in your first attempt at writing a novel.) Part Three has a focus on Adam, the goofy tall one […]

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“in move” into creative commons

I’ve decided to release the first novel I wrote, in move, under Creative Commons. It’s going to be serialised over here, appearing one chunk every weekday, posts going live at noon (starting tomorrow). When the whole thing’s up, I’ll release it as an epub as well. in move came about simply because as a teenager […]

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Buy Some Books

Over the last while I’ve been working through a stack of unread books by friends of mine. They are good. You should consider using your human money to add them to your stack of unread books. The Guilty One Not a crime book, despite being shelved in a lot of Crime sections, but it has […]

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Dragon: The Conclusion!

Parts 07 to 12 of the Dragon comic I created when I was wee are now up on Flickr. I embed part 08 here, because it is an episode of which I am fond. In order to get the most comic with the very least drawing required, I introduce a character who is invisible. PERFECT. […]

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Chekhov’s Dissonance

Observation: Chekhov’s gun is to fiction as cognitive dissonance is to life. (The above probably needs to simmer for a while to reduce into something pithier, but I think the recipe is right.) (Emerged from an extremely lengthy ramble about a larp game I played on the weekend, which the foolhardy among you can find […]

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Writing again

Here’s the first evidence that 2012 is going to be less wall-to-wall overload than 2011: I’ve started writing again. Pulled out my old fantasy novel manuscript Fell, because several people have told me its the thing I’ve written they liked the most. My amigo Dale, who knows a thing or two about getting fantasy novels […]

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