• The 21st Century Writer

    by  • May 18, 2015 • 1 Comment

    (Or: I am not a lazy git.) It’s probably fair to say that about 80% of a writer’s labours are hidden from public view.  They’re the projects that never quite come together, or never get picked up, for a whole variety of reasons.  The pitches that seem to be going somewhere, and then die...

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    by  • May 12, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Anyone who thinks mythology doesn’t matter hasn’t been paying attention for…oh…five thousand years. Mythology is both the secret language of the unconscious mind and the code that rewrites the physical world around us.  Mythology shapes the psyche, and through it the lives of people who engage with it.  It defines politics – wave at...

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    TV Deal For Testimony

    by  • December 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

    As the word is now starting to circulate, I ought to mention here that I’ve signed a deal with producer Carson Black at Keo Films to develop Testimony as a three-parter for TV.  It’s early days yet and there are still many obstacles to clamber over before it gets to the screen, but it’s...

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    The Most Terrifying True Story Ever Told…Out Now

    by  • December 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Easily scared?  Probably best if you don’t read Testimony, my non-fiction account of a truly spine-chilling supernatural event, now available at Amazon.  The publisher calls it The ultimate proof of life after death, or the most terrifying true story ever told? and that’s a fair description. When Bill and Liz Rich moved into an...

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    Is The Age Of The Psychopath Over?

    by  • August 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I’ve written a piece for Medium. “Look around you. Out on the street, all those faces. They look just like you. But some of them aren’t like you at all. They’re so different, they might as well be another species. They are the secret masters of this world, and they always have been. If...

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    Gone Girl – A Few Thoughts

    by  • July 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Gone Girl has been running high in the bestseller charts for a while now, and there’s a movie on the way from David Fincher, a man who knows a good thing when he sees it.  While I was taking a break down in Cornwall for a week, I nabbed a copy and enjoyed it...

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    TV Drama Writers Festival 2014

    by  • June 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I’ll be in London for this on July 2nd.  Looks like it’s shaping up to be a great event with some of the leading screenwriters in the UK, TV commissioners and other industry professionals on stage to talk about opportunities and obstacles in the coming twelve months. The festival is organised by the BBC...

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    Game Of Thrones – Changing The World One Beheading At A Time

    by  • June 23, 2014 • 4 Comments

    I’ve been spending some time talking to the futures consultancy The Future Laboratory and LS:N Global on a project they’re putting together examining how and why Game of Thrones broke out of the fantasy ghetto and into the mainstream – crossing generational and cultural lines across the globe.  The report they’re compiling will be available to...

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    Testimony – In Ebook

    by  • June 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Coming in July: Testimony in Ebook format.  Of all the books in my backlist waiting to make the transition to digital, this is the most requested.  More details soon, including the new cover.  “Testimony – the ultimate proof of life after death, or the most terrifying true story ever told?” is the description sitting...

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    The Second Machine Age – Book Review

    by  • May 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress And Prosperity In A Time Of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee The first machine age was the Industrial Revolution which ran from about 1760 to the middle of the 19th century. It changed everything, disrupting the agrarian-based life of most people and hurling everyone into...

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    The Stories We Need To Tell Ourselves

    by  • January 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    There is a shiny red apple filled with poison and a crone with eyes like steel. There is a virginal girl as pure as snow, a sleep like death, and a kiss that wakes her into a new life of Happy Ever After. The tale has survived from ancient times because it was always...

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