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

The Economics of AI: Example

I recently had a great time at the 68th British National Science Fiction Annual Convention: meeting old friends; making new ones; attending some fascinating panels…

The panels prompted my restless mind to explore tangential threads, as they should. Example… Continue reading

A setting or a universe?

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(Credit: Wikipedia)

“Do you create an entire universe for your characters to live in and how much of that do you use in the actual story?”

  • This is a question often posed, most recently by Mirjam Maclean of the LinkedIn Group: Science Fiction readers, writers, collectors, and artists.

In my case… Continue reading

WHY Do You Want To Write?

It’s a good question.

In my case, I am retired; I need not work; I could just sit back and watch daytime TV. (The horror!)

The reasons why I want to write are manifold, and – yes – that early laptop is significant, keep reading!

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