Are you self-employed, work from home or other remote worker based in west Cornwall (specifically Falmouth and Penryn area)? Are you fed up with working alone with only your four walls for company? Why not come along to Cornwall’s newest Jelly event? Continue reading “Attention: Work From Home People in Cornwall!”
Visitors and observers of my Facebook Page yesterday watched my exciting announcement of my completion of horror thriller Dead Lock. Only the first draft, of course. I will spend the next few days correcting the proof copy before sending out review copies to those who have already agreed to review it. Continue reading “Are You Ready for Dead Lock?”
Every so often, I’ll work with a new client who will tell me something like “I used to work with somebody else, but they stopped responding to my emails”. I try not to pre-judge but I tend to build a picture quite quickly about why they simply stopped responding. Sometimes it appears to be the fault of the freelancer but more often than not it’s something the client has done. Continue reading “Why Has my Freelancer Suddenly Stopped Responding?”
Not me of course, but my blog. This is particularly pertinent because I’ve just had my busiest month ever on this blog, far outstripping the previous two months over just over 3,000. Thanks to everyone who likes, shares and comments on my blog. Your help and support is always invaluable. Continue reading “Apparently, I Turned 7 Years Old Today”
It’s nice to be able to start adding the final touches to Dead Lock now. Yesterday afternoon, I posted the new cover image and a new cover for Dead Heat, but I want to go into a bit more detail about the changes. Firstly, I wanted the Dead Lock cover (see below) to be a much more gritty affair. Continue reading “Dead Lock Cover and Dead Heat 2nd Edition Cover”
The foreign holiday: the only thing I look forward to more is Christmas. The excitement of visiting somewhere new, experiencing food and culture, or even visiting somewhere I’ve been before on a well-earned break is a highlight of my year. About this time last year, I went to the Greek island of Rhodes.
I realise I was strangely quiet throughout September. Usually, when the blog scales back it’s because of work. Although I now have a constant stream of work from some great clients, the first reason was that I was preparing for my holiday at the end of the month. Continue reading “Welcome to teh Autumnz! Plans and Projects”
I really couldn’t be any more pleased with myself about how well work is progressing on the follow-up novella to my horror comedy Dead Heat. I’ve been working on it in bits and pieces most of the year but only in the last month has it all fallen into place. I’m going on holiday soon (more about that in another post) but I still expect to get Dead Lock ready in time for Halloween, if not shortly afterwards. Continue reading “A(nother) Sample of Dead Lock!”
The TL;DR version of this review: This is the travel guide to Britain you never knew you needed 😀 I’m a Bill Bryson convert. Just as he has adopted the British (genetic?) predisposition for sarcasm and deadpan delivery, I’ve adopted his unique writing style. Like many Americans, Bryson always wanted to visit Britain. Continue reading “Book Review: Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson”
It feels wonderful to be able to write this post. I promised myself I would get it complete this year (some two years after I said I would get it done) and looked to miss another self-imposed deadline. But now I can say with total confidence that I am getting there. Continue reading “Dead Lock’s Final Straight”
SPOILER ALERT: If you are unfamiliar with the book or have only seen the recently released film with no idea what is going to happen in Chapter 2, I suggest you look away now if you don’t want it spoilt.
The latest film version released globally this weekend. I saw it on Friday afternoon. Largely, I thought it was a superb adaptation. It had some niggles – for me, mostly the overuse of the creature reduced its effectiveness. Almost everything else hit the mark, including and especially the child actors. Continue reading “The Themes in Stephen’s King’s “IT””