On Writing

Starting something new is always difficult. Ironically, I sat at the keyboard for a good ten minutes, trying to figure out what the first sentence of this post was going to be. At first, I wanted to use it as an outlet – to tell you all of the woes of writing a novel, how …

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So… I’m writing a book.

If someone told me in January that in the middle of March I'd start drafting a novel, I would have laughed in their face. When I finished university, my dissertation was going to be my magnum opus. Sure, I wrote a couple of short stories here and there but I never thought I would have …

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American Vampire Vol. 1 – Scott Snyder and Stephen King

Cast aside every preconception you have of vampires, and clear your mind to the gift that Scott Snyder and Stephen King brings to you. I remember when I first purchased this work of art in a comic book store in Ramsgate (long shut down now.) I had just finished university and was still in the …

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Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer: AKA The Weirdest Book I’ve read in a while.

Full disclosure: I actually obtained books 2 & 3 of the Southern Reach Trilogy about... A little over a year ago, and got so sidetracked with other books I simply never bothered obtaining the first book. It was only during the latter end of 2017 that I realised I wanted to try something new. So …

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