Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

I have a new post out over at Venture Galleries. I talk about my writing and reading inspiration and why I'm unable to pinpoint only one author. "I have read so many books over the years I’ve forgotten most. A few do stand out, though, that had made an impression on me at the time I … Continue reading Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

Hemingway’s Formula to Mastery of Writing

I'm a big Ernest Hemingway fan. I admire the man, his writing and his flaws. Though not perfect, he wrote perfectly. He created art in a way that was different to how other writers did and he made it look easy. But therein lies his genius. It took him years of following other masters and … Continue reading Hemingway’s Formula to Mastery of Writing

Research Gem: History of Printing Timeline

Sebastian Kaine, the protagonist in my Guardians of the Seals series, is a bookshop owner and amateur collector of rare books. In researching the background, one of the areas I focussed on was the history of printing and the various stages of its evolution. Knowing something about book binding also played a role. The technical details … Continue reading Research Gem: History of Printing Timeline

New #Avengers Trailer Arrives – Marvels Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2 – YouTube

Yes, this latest trailer for Avengers: The Age of Ultron is even better than the previous two. I'm excited about this one. More than I expected I'd be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZoO8QVMxkk From Wikipedia: "With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark attempts to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program with Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence. However, his plan backfires … Continue reading New #Avengers Trailer Arrives – Marvels Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2 – YouTube

#Art of Fantasy 1

I wish to take my blog to the next level this year. What do I mean by this? Well, I want to blog more frequently for starters, which I've already started doing, and I want to introduce new themes. I'd like to add interviews and reviews as regular features along with my own babbling on the … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 1

Amazing Stories | Indie Book Review: The Seals of Abgal

It's Friday morning here in New Zealand and this day just became gorgeous. This morning, like any other morning, I got up and made some coffee. I went outside, as I usually do, to light a cigarette and watch Stella chase birds around the garden, and enjoy my coffee. They steal her food so chasing … Continue reading Amazing Stories | Indie Book Review: The Seals of Abgal

Calmly Writer: A No-Fuss, Clutter-Free Writing App That Calmly Makes You Write Quietly

What will my first blog post for 2015 be about? I’ve been pondering ideas for two days now. I’m supposed to finish the first draft of a story I’ve tentatively titled “The Last Devil,” but it’s not going so smoothly this week. I repeatedly find my thoughts wandering off to exotic landscapes and ideas for … Continue reading Calmly Writer: A No-Fuss, Clutter-Free Writing App That Calmly Makes You Write Quietly