There is something about being ignored when the muffins are handed out that goes right back to a classroom. I haven’t seen any child, however eye-wateringly their behaviour has gone … Continue reading No Muffins for YOU
This afternoon, I was working on a short story when I heard a small ‘thump’ and found a half-eaten muffin on the flat roof outside my window. No-one can access … Continue reading The Muffin Bird
Writers are well known for making things up. Neil Gaiman is known to over two million Twitter followers as someone who will eventually grow up and get a real job. … Continue reading Are writers the worst liars?
The unstoppable force in agenting known as Juliet Mushens tweeted on the last day of Nine Worlds Geekfest 2014 Please can I live here. … Continue reading Living in Nine Worlds
http://uploads4.wikiart.org/images/katsushika-hokusai/ningyo.jpg The sun’s come out and you may have something better to do than burble around with me on this one. It was a very interesting Twitter with Amy Boggs … Continue reading UF or Hokusai’s Manga
Credit: BBC/Steve Brown In Handing Over the Sonic Screwdriver I wrote: Nine-hundred odd years of knocking around the universe, you’ve got to see in the Doctor’s eyes when it’s just … Continue reading No More Puppies in Who
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/12/09/lifestyle/otaku-culture-gets-under-the-skin/#.U11GQCgnwVR The last time I spoke to a Japanese tattooist working outside Tokyo he said inking was still connected – not for the customers but for some of the neighbouring shops … Continue reading Otaku tattoo yo
Where do you get your ideas? And I was embarrassed, because I didn’t want to say they just turn up when I start writing, to someone who has spent years … Continue reading So, my hairdresser said …
Still putting my writing through trueness to SFF. Memo to self, of all fake genres, using bits of SFF to sex up a straight-down-the-genre-line romance, crime thriller, action, etc is … Continue reading Not true dat?
This has nothing to do with the place of sci-fi on the “small” screen (have you noticed they qualify as an entire wall now?) shifts in storyline in the Doctor … Continue reading Handing over the sonic screwdriver
So the Rolling Stones sang at Glastonbury last night. Or as @sisterspooky tweeted this morning “I have to clean today. Being a grown-up is rubbish.” Back to the Rolling Stones, who said … Continue reading You Can’t Always Get What You Want
I knew I’d seen it, here is proof of the existence of London Urban Fantasy from Jo Fletcher Books, @JoFletcherBooks. Quite rightly, grabbing people by the arm, Twitter-wise and dragging … Continue reading London Urban Fantasy