Monthly Archives: April 2015

Get The Girl in the City for FREE

For the next few days, my science fiction novella, The Girl in the City, is available free of charge on Amazon Kindle (US UK Canada). This is the first time I’ve made the book available free and the offer ends May 2nd. Next month, I’m going to be “going wide” with The Girl in the City and making it available on […]

Building the Apocalypse – 27 April 2015

It’s a super special double Apocalypse Weird update this week thanks to my Internet free vacation in Boston last week. First up, 13th-19th April. Bonus points for spotting the unexpected trip to watch the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup playoffs (205 words in 7 minutes), the day we flew to Boston (2,396 words in 178 […]

5 Things I Learned Last Week

I spent a lot of last week in Boston (my wife was running the marathon). Assuming I can find some time, I’ll post some a few thoughts on the trip later this week. In the meantime, here’s a Boston themed 5 Things… The coloured lights on top of the old Hancock building tell the weather: “Solid blue, clear […]

Building the Apocalypse – 13 April 2015

Sunday marked the 652nd day of my unbroken writing streak. Meaning, I’d written some sort of fiction every day for 652 days in a row (and counting). During that time, I’ve written a total of 485,205 words. 150,728 words of that was either revisions (94,334), Rewrites (35,293) or outlines (21,101). The remaining 333,513 words were first draft writing. […]

Super by Ernie Lindsey

I’m not really a superhero guy. Growing up in a small market town in the UK, American comics were not readily accessible. One local newsagent did stock a random selection but there was no rhyme or reason to the issues available and certainly no consistency. Which meant that if I did buy one I got […]

5 Things I Learned Last Week

[Put an intro here] Mary Robinette Kowal and a number of other people are offering to pay for supporting memberships to WorldCon for people who would like to vote on the Hugos and can’t afford the membership. Assuming the tradition continues, that membership gets you a lot of the nominated works so that you can read them […]

Building the Apocalypse – 6 April 2015

Another week of working on my Apocalypse Weird novel, working title Siren’s Call. And a very successful week it was too. That’s a total of 6,370 words bringing my overall total at the end of the week to 36,654. One of the things that’s a little bit different about this book, compared to the ones I’ve been […]

“You’ll regret it all some day”

I think the intro explains this quite nicely. You Are My Sunshine by The Civil Wars is available on the most excellent album – Barton Hollow. Get a FREE copy of my short story, Only Friends by subscribing to my newsletter. [“You’ll regret it all some day” by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 8th April 2015]

5 Things I Learned Last Week

It’s been a while since I did any of these so the “last week” bit of that may be a stretch. John Scalzi has posted some wise words on this year’s (extremely) controversial Hugo nominations. Runbell make a bell for pedestrians. Somewhere in the Alps a small designer cabin is hidden inside of a giant boulder. Marina Malygina […]

“What a lie looks like”

It’s Wednesday, have some Beth Orton.     Magpie is from the album Sugaring Season Get a FREE copy of my short story, Only Friends by subscribing to my newsletter.   Join My Newsletter! [“What a lie looks like” by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 1st April 2015]