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So the Autumn internationals are almost over and I can get back to the business of writing about …well writing. This series always throws up some interesting results and the All Blacks usually struggle...

My computer is haunted! 1

The Ghost in the Machine

I once dissed Neil Gaiman, a hero of mine, for talking about his hardware on his blog. From memory he left a Macbook Air on the plane. It’s a tragic tale of woe indeed....

The Stats Man 0

The Stats Man

The star of my latest work in progress is a bit of a ‘numbers freak’. I am not one by any means but I’m definitely one for the statistics. As I pored over last...

The Rugby Blanket – Acknowledgements. 3

The Rugby Blanket – Acknowledgements.

I’ve come up with a novel idea. Not an idea for a novel but an original way of thanking and/or acknowledging everyone involved or mentioned in a book. In the world of paper publishing...

The Population of Your Novel 2

The Population of Your Novel

My latest writing adventure involves, at most, two major characters and it has me wondering about the way writers populate their novels. I haven’t, as yet, started a work with the entire population of...

Diving In 1

Diving In

So here’s a swimming analogy for ya… I’m standing at the edge of a pool. It’s not the warmest day but it’s heating up. I’ve already dipped the toes in. The water’s f&%$ing freezing....

Target Acquired 5

Target Acquired

Writing is an art form like the painting of portraits and the composition of music and, in that sense, it cannot be rushed. However, nobody wants to be putting the finishing touches to a...

Something of Note… 2

Something of Note…

I’m well rested after two weeks under the Sardinian sun and I can finally get down to nailing a first draft and getting some submissions ready for little old New Zealand. While I was...

A Welcome Perspective 5

A Welcome Perspective

It’s time to share another bit of acquired knowledge with any writers out there. I don’t claim to know all there is to know but when I happen upon something fundamental or in this...

Square Brackets 4

Square Brackets

Right, I’ve embarked on the last episode of my latest work, so I’m in a generous mood. I’m prepared to share what little knowledge I have of writing, starting with the most important tool...