• The First Rule Of Writing For A Living

    by  • January 2, 2018 • 0 Comments

    It’s a fantastic time to be a writer.  And that’s the problem. There are opportunities everywhere – in self-publishing, particularly, via Kindle, or in this golden age of TV.  Sometimes it seems like every single person you encounter is publishing their novel on Amazon.  (A friend, an acclaimed UK screenwriter, was chatting to a...

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    2018 – The Year When Everything Changes

    by  • January 1, 2018 • 1 Comment

    For a while there, I was thinking of changing the name of this blog to The View From The Bunker.  On a personal and professional level, 2017 was all-round great, if not one of the best for a while.  But…you know…out there in the world… Now, stuffed full of turkey and mince pies and...

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    Best TV Drama 2017

    by  • December 11, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I’ve watched a lot this year, for both work – because you need to keep up with what’s out there when you’re a screenwriter – and for enjoyment. There’s plenty I haven’t seen (not got round to Dark yet, or the final season of Bloodline) – there’s so much good TV at the moment,...

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    New Cover – Dark Age

    by  • November 15, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Been radio silence here for a while as I’ve been knee-deep in the new book.  In case you don’t check the site of the ‘other me’, James Wilde, here’s a look at the cover for Dark Age, the sequel to Pendragon, which will be out in June. More on the story to come.  But...

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    #TwinPeaks – What Does It All Mean?

    by  • September 5, 2017 • 0 Comments

    “We’re like the dreamer who dreams and lives inside the dream. But who is the dreamer?” we are asked in David Lynch and Mark Frost’s TV masterpiece, Twin Peaks The Return. And waking from that mesmerizing, baffling, inspiring, terrifying, amusing, irritating dream of a series, we understand that is the key question. For the...

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    How To Enter The Secret World Of Animation

    by  • July 29, 2017 • 0 Comments

    If you’re interested in getting into animation or film, here’s a Kickstarter you might want to support. My friend, the animator, Stu Gamble, says: I come from a background where I didn’t have the opportunity to go to university to learn the production process. In fact when I was younger there really wasn’t any...

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    Pendragon Reviews

    by  • July 28, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Pendragon has been receiving some great reviews. That’s always hugely gratifying when you’ve laboured over a novel for a year, but it’s particularly nice when people ‘get’ what you’re trying to do. Here’s a couple: Deadly culture clashes and earthy mysticism (complete with witchcraft and visions fueled by magic mushrooms) combine in this exciting...

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    Pendragon – Published Today

    by  • July 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

    ‘Before King Arthur. Before Camelot. Before Excalibur. Every Legend Has A Beginning.’ Out today! The last days of Roman Britain. The seeds that will grow into the legend of King Arthur one hundred years later. An epic tale reaching from Hadrian’s Wall and Stonehenge to Gaul and Rome at the heart of the empire....

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