Doing research for the speculative

It's pretty much a given that if you're a writer you're going to have to do research for whatever you're writing about. The biggest issue I find with this is if I'm writing speculative fiction, how can I research the impossible? I often find that browsing the internet (often on google images or wikipedia) can... Continue Reading →

A review of Slaughterhouse Five

On page 177, Paul Lazzaro cuts up a spring and puts the bits in a steak and feeds it to a dog. I have never felt so angry reading a book, I have never hated a fictional character as much as I did while reading page 177. On page 201, Billy Pilgrim and a young... Continue Reading →

Second-hand bookshopping

I don't often go second-hand bookshopping because either I won't find anything, or I'll find a bunch of stuff I probably won't ever read. It's a bit of a novelty for me, only really doing it when I'm on holidays and come across a shop I'll probably never go to again, or if there's a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Town Called Suckhole

Okay. You should probably let that cover sink in for a little bit. Yeah. That's David W. Barbee's novel, A Town Called Suckhole. It's one of those books that really resonates with me because it reminds me of a specific time and place. It happens a lot when I'm travelling or on holidays. Whenever I'm... Continue Reading →

The Missing Two

I had to write a blog for uni, addressing the question: "What is Creative Non-Fiction?" This was what I wrote: If I woke up one morning to find that the number 2 no longer existed, and I wanted to simply inform people of that fact, I could just say that “the number 2 no longer... Continue Reading →

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