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Making books, telling stories

June 15, 2018 • No Comments
Readers may remember this from six months ago, where I posit that making books as a meditation, and possibly a side-business, might be a thing. Well, I bit the bullet. It is now a thing. I've got a couple of projects that aren't going to be 'commercial' in the acceptable sense of the word, and Facebook friends have been watching my attempts to sell practice pieces...
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Eastercon 2018

March 27, 2018 • No Comments
Just a quick notice of my Eastercon events. I'll be there from Friday lunchtime through to Monday afternoon, and as well as appearing at a bar near you, I'll be more formally: Settling Other Planets, together with Al Reynolds, Charlie Stross, Yvonne Rowse and Katherine Inskipp, on Saturday at 1:30-2:45pm, in the Majestic Reading Room (the hotel's the Majestic....
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Writing two books in one year, and other stories

February 20, 2018 • No Comments
That was 2017 for me. And before I start, it’s not a complaint. Writing isn’t coal mining (tungsten carbide drills? What the bloody hell are tungsten carbide drills? https://youtu.be/0l6ko5EIHrc). I’m in an incredibly privileged position of being able to earn money doing what I love, something which the vast majority of humanity, certainly these days if ever,...
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A meditation on the making of books

January 19, 2018 • No Comments
As I explained in my most recent newsletter (what do you mean, you’re not a subscriber? Get thee hence and rectify matters immediately! I’ll wait... https://tinyletter.com/TheFreezoneCollective) I have made a book. I have made a book, as in the physical object, rather than the words that go in one, although I did that too. And I rather enjoyed it. Possibly a...
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