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Today I want to look at language, and specifically the use of certain words. In this case—given the climate of hatred spewing out all over the place, I’m focusing in on the word, despise [verb] : to feel contempt or a deep repugnance for, as in : he despised himself for voting for Trump. As …

Hi All — My latest project, PANTHEON, went ‘live’ today, with its very own website. It will be a ‘serialized’ novel served up in chapter-sized posts for easy reading with, I hope, the full novel being offered at a later date. For now, I hope you will join me in following my characters as they …

Bonjour Everyone, I hope you all had a great week, and are looking forward to reading this weekend. Which brings me to the purpose of today’s post, to let you know that I’ve re-vamped the Wry Writer website, and I’m in the process of reposting a lot of free fiction—mostly short speculative fiction, but also …

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SPACE FLEET Is Seeking New Recruits! Space Fleet is now “live” and open for business, seeking new recruits to join us on our unfolding adventure out beyond Earth’s gravity well, into near-earth orbit, and beyond. Out into our local neighbourhood—from inner Sol Patrol around Mercury and Venus, to the Daedalus Space Station, the Lunar Moon …

This weekend saw me hard at work on a new project that I’ve been working on for several years now. Inspired to give this one a second chance not as a TV series [which languished in development hell] nor as the book I’ve only half written, but as an online project—I’m building a website. What …

I collect things. I collect a lot of things. But some of what I collect are words. I love words. I love them so much, I scribble them down in an on-going collection of Moleskine notebooks. Yes, it’s an addiction. One I’m happy to feed on a daily basis. Words, like many of the things …

It’s that time of year again, and, as November fast approaches, and while many are absorbed in Halloween and Blogween Reads, a few of us that also write are planning for NaNoWriMo. For those of you unfamiliar with NaNo (as it’s affectionately known) it’s a month-long writing competition in which you challenge yourself to write …

To keep myself organised and, because I love paper and all things stationery, I’ve been a journalist all my life. From writing in little spiral-bound notebooks and school exercise books as a child, right on through to a fancy leather-bound Midori (an expensive Japanese notebook) that was a birthday gift. I’ve been an avid note-maker …

I have another WIP and another excerpt chapter to tease you with. Stone Cold Dead is a military-based action thriller that opens with a fire-fight about to go down in Iraq, involving a number of clandestine alphabet agencies. And, as the bullets fly, everyone’s first reaction is to shoot first, and ask questions afterwards. “CIA …

“Paul Jutra’s life is about to become a living hell, the problem is, Paul doesn’t remember. Doesn’t remember much of anything, prior to waking up in a hospital bed with a raging headache.” The prologue of this novel, which I’m about to start work on (well, this winter at least) is now up for review …