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REVEIW: Dad’s Army – 2016 reboot

September 4, 2016


  I am an unashamed fan of the old Dad’s Army British sit com. It was very successful and only came to an end after nine series because the cast were quite literally dieing off. As one of stars of the program, Arthur Lowe, pointed out, a number of the cast had already passed away, […]

It’s all in the wording…

July 9, 2012


To my considerable delight, not long ago I received word that a horror novella of mine had won a competition run by a publisher in the UK with the prize being publication as a standalone book. The competition was for unpublished authors (prior publication in anthologies did not disqualify from being considered ‘unpublished’). The proof […]

Oh Mr Bunny, how I have changed

May 11, 2012


Not another review or my usual blather, not even a rant. This time I simply have a small reflection on how we change, or at least how I have changed. I’m originally a country boy. Not growing up on the farm as such but by my teens I knew how to shoot and as I […]

Weekly Inspirations – Week 1

May 7, 2012


 Jessica Kristie, , is an author and poet in the US. Jess recently released a new book, Weekly Inspirations for Writers Creators. Having purchased this e-book and had a flick through the collection of 52 sets of thoughts on inspiration and motivation, I decided to work through them as best I can, sharing my […]

One reason why research can be distressing

April 15, 2012


I am one of those people who find research for their work, a fascinating exercise. In fact too much so as the research can be incredibly fascinating, leading me down all sorts of interesting diversions that keep me from getting back to what I am supposed to be doing. It is a thing of excitement, […]

Queensland – beautiful one day, hell for writers the next

April 3, 2012


I normally reserve ranting for Ross’s Rant, but as this is a literary issue and I normally use this blog for literary-related matters, the rant is landing right here. First up, let me make a couple of things very clear from the outset. No, I do not live in Queensland. No, I have not won […]

BOOK REVIEW: Know No Fear by Dan Abnett

March 6, 2012


review first published at awritergoesonajourney The BlurbUnaware of the wider Heresy and following the Warmaster’s increasingly cryptic orders, Roboute Guilliman returns to Ultramar to muster his Legion for war against the orks massing in the Veridian system. Without warning, their supposed allies in the Word Bearers Legion launch a devastating invasion of Calth, scattering the […]

OK, here’s what’s ACTUALLY happening (or not) with the surgery

November 17, 2011


It has been a while since I had a rant and I think this is a good one. Back in May, an alert and conscientious radiographer (or whatever they’re called – the ones that do the X-rays) pointed out to a doctor in the Emergency Department at Calvary Hospital here in Canberra, that there was […]

Maudlin notes, thank yous and unexpected results…

October 11, 2011


I have been in something of a maudlin mood of late, concerning the forthcoming surgery. What if it doesn’t go right? The surgeon could sneeze just at the wrong moment when he has a length of my grey matter pulled out of my head. And so on. In reality the procedure has a much higher […]

a thought…

September 20, 2011


While I refuel on some coffee, I decided to do a little reflecting. The Internet is a wonderful thing. No, I am not referring to the fact that I must be seriously challenged in the genital area, judging by the number of emails I receive offering to increase the size of my offering in that […]