On Acting

 


Someone pointed out that I never post about my acting. There are a few good reasons…

Stage

As my mother’s Alzheimer’s ate away at her over the past few years, I could not commit to a play being staged months in the future. During those years, I daily expected a call requiring urgent travel to her care home in the UK. I could not risk letting down all the other actors by suddenly disappearing just before opening night. That’s not in my nature.

So that put my stage acting to rest.

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Small speaking parts in movies usually have short lead times so I could take the risk. Continue reading

Thanksgiving

Being British, I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but I have a few things to be thankful for at this time and I’m gonna brag about it! Two short stories published earlier in 2015 and more have already been “snapped up” by publishers for anthologies to be published in 2016… Continue reading

Paradisi Chronicles

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I mentioned the Paradisi Chronicles “co-operative” project in an earlier post.

I’ve worked before in loose-knit shared-world projects, such as the  “No Revolution Is Too Big” anthology, but Paradisi Chronicles is different. Let me explain how… Continue reading

WRITE, DARE, SUBMIT – Guest Post

Today’s post is a departure – a guest post from I.O. Kirkwood – but still within my “How to get Published” series theme. IO is a rising writer with a refreshing viewpoint. She, too was an unpublished writer until recently.  Now read on…

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Write

Since the age of 12, in almost 32 years, I have written over one-hundred beefy novels of complete crapola.

That’s ten million words, folks. I have authored my own Encyclopedia Crappanica, and I mean the umpteen-volume-set that requires a magnifying glass to read the entries. I don’t regret a single word (as long as they remain unread) because those ten million beauties reached critical mass in 2013.

Other people have a swifter learning curve than me:  Continue reading

More “Revolutions”

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Over the past few months, I have worked with an excellent team of writers to produce the science fiction series, “No Revolution Is Too Big“. Each part is written by a different author in a “shared world” approach, based around the adventures of a particular alien. We all pursued this alien across time and space in our own particular styles and produced a remarkably varied set of adventures. Continue reading

Team Writing

 

I recently mused about writers having more ideas than time. Is there a solution to the conflict between over-inspiration in a finite lifespan?

How about sharing the load?

The Association of Ghostwriters claims 50% of best-sellers are ghosted. Shocked? Continue reading

No Revolution Is Too Big: Finspace

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I am proud to announce that the latest in the series is my own work.

The alien Rescue Broker, Stelfson, visits a teenage Earth girl with whom he had worked as a small child, leaving confused memories. He needs a good swimmer for a mission to help a peaceful aquatic race who are being oppressed by a powerful, land-based civilization. Her mission — to block the pollution channels being used to poison the aquatics, while there is still time.

Trouble is, the aquatic race are shark-like creatures — and she’s terrified of sharks!

Available in the USA from Amazon.com

And in the UK from Amazon.co.uk

Barnes & Noble

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No Revolution Is Too Big: Vol 4

716QbZs1zuL._SL1300_A few days ago, I told you about the SciFi series, “No Revolution Is Too Big“.

Each story in the series is written by a different author and explores the universe devised by bestselling author, Mike Lynch.

Volumes 1,2 and 3 had already been released when I wrote, and now Volume 4 is available from Amazon and other suppliers.

No Revolution Too Small“, is written by  Continue reading