Category Archives: Writing

CrimeFest 2018

I met Martin Edwards at BoucherCon last year, in Toronto, and he convinced me that attending CrimeFest in Bristol this year was The Thing To Do. Mr. Edwards is considered something of an authority on the Golden Age of detective … Continue reading

Posted in Mystery, Reviews and Recommendations, Writing | Tagged | 1 Comment

In glorious spring

As I write this, I am looking at the third or fourth solid day of glorious spring weather: blue skies and cool breezes, and bright sunlight streaming over my terrace. Such a day makes it almost a sin to remain … Continue reading

Posted in Mystery, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Story structure: The Merchant of Venice

Sudden epiphany: “The Merchant of Venice” is NOT about Antonio and Shylock and the “pound of flesh” debt, but about the romance between Bassanio and Portia. THAT is the main story; the thing with Antonio and Shylock is, in fact, … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Hero Unmasked

I’ve been away for quite a while, and there’s a reason. For the first half of the year, I’ve been buried way-deep into the writing of “The Hero Unmasked!”, a CYOA for Choice Of Games. Well, the game was released … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , | 1 Comment

So what happens now?

I submitted my manuscript on the 9th, so now it’s just a matter of waiting for an editor to be assigned to me. This could take a while; I know it was four or five months before “Too Many Controllers” … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A new year and a new beginning

Happy new year! Well, I’ve made the top three on The List, which essentially means that I get the prize of the Full Publication deal without having to worry about hitting the full 750. The contest ended on the 30th–or … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Arthurian link in MatVC

It is now one week to Christmas, and a bit under two weeks to the end of The List. On the 30th, we shall see how our pre-order volume measures up against everyone else’s–I’m expecting a bit of jump in … Continue reading

Posted in Mystery, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment