Desert of Man

Writing. Culture. Politics. Wandering.

Letters – Dante’s Siege

Brother, I trust you are safe and sound, out there, somewhere. I have no doubt that you have the same concerns as I do, for safety and wellbeing. Knowing how … Continue reading

July 19, 2013

Time for an update!

It has been a crazy few weeks. Competitions, giveaways, interviews, the Facebook tale, and more. So, time for an update.

July 17, 2013

Building an epub template – an experience

Writing is one thing, publishing something else. Particularly self-publishing. A lot can be said about either, but since picking up that old box of manuscripts I’ve been exploring the latter. … Continue reading

July 3, 2013

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Kindle Book Event on 13-14 July

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Kindle Book Event on 13-14 July, organised by Tim Flanagan over at his blog. Keep an eye out there for more updates and please feel free to share! I’m honoured to find myself on that list.

July 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

In the pipeline – Writing

With Burning Memory and Coasting released on both Amazon and Smashwords, it’s time to review what’s on the table at the moment. It’s been an interesting month, and at times quite a busy one. Five projects active. Vultures, The Thin Blue Line, two short stories. And the trilogy of The Triptych Study novels.

June 30, 2013

Resources – The Triptych Study – Cover Design

After finally succeeding in getting Burning Memory published on Smashwords it was time to unwind my fingers for a bit, something which did not last long as I found myself … Continue reading

June 26, 2013

The Burning Memory Publishing Experiment

I had originally not planned to take this route, but in light of bumping against a few walls I decided it would not hurt to engage in a practical experiment. Burning Memory is a short story setting, ideal for what any random Mad Scientist would call a controlled experiment.

June 21, 2013

Burning Memory – Cover Design

I’m giving the experiment for the cover of Coasting a brief rest, after – as often happens – a moment of creative drive on another short story. After considering the … Continue reading

June 20, 2013

Coasting – Cover Design

Cover Design experiments for the science fiction short story “Coasting”.

June 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

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