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Historical Blunders
Podcast

Historical Blunders

An email from fellow author, Troy A. Hill, has me thinking about some differences between historical fiction and fantasy. I also share some news about my plans for the future of the podcast, and give an update about the state of my two work-in-progress books - The Prince's Bastard, and A Man at Arms.


Fiddling with tools
Journal

Fiddling with tools

Idle hands are the devil's tools, and mine have been busy creating a technically complex world-building solution. Yet, perhaps an easy, but less flexible solution is staring me in the face.


The Importance of community
Journal

The Importance of community

When a young writer unexpectedly reaches out for help, I contemplate the value of communities and reflect how my communities have helped shaped not only my successes, but who I am as a writer.


Why I’m quitting political engagement
Journal

Why I’m quitting political engagement

After realising I'm on the losing side, I decide not to fight for climate action, liberalism and fairness. Yes, no more politics for me on Twitter, I'm going to make popcorn and watch the world burn.


Disaster Recovery
Podcast

Disaster Recovery

After my house is broken into and my car stolen, I ask myself if my backup strategy and business continuity is robust enough to recover quickly in the event of a disaster.


The iPad Experiment
Podcast

The iPad Experiment

An experiment to record an episode on an iPad using a cheap lav mic and Ferrite.


Heroes by World Anvil
News

Heroes by World Anvil

A couple of weeks after publishing my review of World Anvil, they make a pretty big announcement for lovers of table-top role playing games.


Writer's Life
Podcast

Writer's Life

After an embarrassing delay, I'm back to whinge about travel, gastro, Amazon Kindle Select and Australia's National Broadband Network.


World Anvil review
Reviews

World Anvil review

I review World Anvil, a very promising and comprehensive app for world-builders, table-top gamers and novelists.


Announcing an author's guide to Scrivener
News

Announcing an author's guide to Scrivener

I announce my intention to create an instructional series on how I use Scrivener. Rather than focusing on features in isolation, I'll approach Scrivener from the domains in which I use it - writing, world-building and most recently, blogging.


Talkyard for comments
News

Talkyard for comments

I decide to trial Talkyard for commenting that’s more mobile and social-media friendly, mostly because my old system was too much work!