Discovering RPGs


If you had told me this time last year that I would be playing a fantasy RPG (Role Playing Game, in case you’re not already aware) in which the lead character is a mutant human who kills monsters for a living, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. My favourite genre is -and has been sinceContinue reading “Discovering RPGs”

Writing: Character—Which Comes First, The Arc or the Backstory?


Originally posted on Amanda Down the Rabbit Hole:
In deciding to write a novel, I have taken on the monumental task of creating characters. Of course, when I first made this decision, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Whooo-Boy!? In previous posts I discussed creating personalities and senses of humor for…

The Methuselah Paradox


Twenty-third century Detective James Moran’s daughter is dying. A cancer pandemic targeting adolescents is sweeping the globe, thanks to a mutation in the ‘Methuselah gene’ which has successfully extended life for most of the population. If a cure cannot be found, humanity could face extinction within one generation. Moran travels back in time in aContinue reading “The Methuselah Paradox”

The Darker Side of Time Travel


“Time is an illusion…lunchtime doubly so.” (Douglas Adams, ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’) A spoiler-free review of Netflix’s dark sci-fi thriller, ‘Dark’ by EJ Jackson If you think ‘Doctor Who’ is “wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey”, then prepare yourself for the mental gymnastics of Netflix’s first German sci-fi thriller series, ‘Dark’. If you enjoyed ‘StrangerContinue reading “The Darker Side of Time Travel”

A New Book!


A few days months ago, I published ‘Minding Mama and Other Short Stories’ , my second short story collection. and here’s the back cover, which gives you a little summary of the stories: If you would like a review copy (free in exchange for an honest review on Amazon) please get in touch via myContinue reading “A New Book!”

How To Create a Program Booklet


With so much informative content available online, it can be hard to sift through it all to find something really useful that won’t take an age to learn to implement (I’ll be writing a seperate post about that quite soon). And having multiple email subscriptions which, let’s be honest, most of us never have timeContinue reading “How To Create a Program Booklet”