Category: Odds and Ends

This is a collection of posts that don’t fit under the Writing Review or Inspiration category.

2022 goals

2022 goals

Happy New Year! Let us hope that 2022 is the year that things improve and return to “normal.” I hope you enjoyed Christmas and New Year’s. During the weird week between Christmas and New Year (sources I found call this the Witching Week or the time betwix and between) I overhauled the website and, if …

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2021 review

2021 review

2021. The year that the world was suppose to return to normal. Ha! Welcome to the end of 2021, everyone. How have you all been? Normally in this sort of post I would discuss what my goals were for the year, explain if I met them or not and then speculate on the next year. …

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Does the modern world need a 007?

Does the modern world need a 007?

With No Time to Die finally out in cinemas and Daniel Craig’s era of James Bond concluding, today I am addressing a very important question about the character…  does the modern world need a 007? There is no denying the impact James Bond has had on the film industry and the impact he has made …

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Five Year Website anniversary

Five Year Website anniversary

Happy anniversary! Hello everyone. I wish we could celebrate this milestone under better circumstances.  Five years ago today I created and published my first post on this website. I won’t go into too much detail about that moment because I spoke about it not that long ago in February when I celebrated by one hundred …

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The end of NaNoWriMo 2019

The end of NaNoWriMo 2019

National Novel Writing Month is over… I think this month was one of the most productive and enjoyable months of my year. This is my third time participating in NaNoWriMo and  as I said in my mid month check in I’ve visited the city of Oxford, attended many write-in events across London and overcome plot holes with …

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One year anniversary: Empty Nights

One year anniversary: Empty Nights

When I woke up this morning I discovered an interesting notification on my Facebook account. One year ago today, your video “Empty Nights Launch” was published. A year ago today I published my first novel, Empty Nights. It’s hard to believe that an whole year as past since that day. The date, September 1st 2018, …

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End of Camp NaNoWriMo and escaping on a writing retreat

End of Camp NaNoWriMo and escaping on a writing retreat

Hello everyone, I’ve temporarily escaped the toxic smoke that is London. I’ve ended my Camp NaNoWriMo project at 30,000 words. My target was 40,000 but due to a mixture of work commitments and health issues I wasn’t able to reach my goal. It’s disappointing but 30,000 words is better than 20,000 or 10,000 or nothing …

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2019

Camp NaNoWriMo 2019

Hello everyone, No. This isn’t an April fool’s joke. I am taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo 2019. Last November I took part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and wrote 50000 words in thirty days. Camp NaNoWriMo works along the same lines. The main differences are that it takes place in April, you are placed …

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2019 goals

2019 goals

Welcome to 2019! 2018 was a big year for me. As I said in my last post it was the best year of my life. So how am I going to top it this year? True, I’m not publishing a novel this year. I still don’t think I have the energy built up for another …

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Reflections on 2018

Reflections on 2018

I had a conversation with my friends the other day about what the best and worst year of our lives were. My worst year was 2011. I was in sixth form, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, I had little plans for the future and the present consisted of me stuck in …

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