Rejection letters – a brief follow-up post…

Tobias Buckell, one of a number of writers and bloggers who joined in with Post A Rejection Letter Friday, has compiled a handy list of participants which you can view here. There are a few others who posted letters a little late, and if you’re interested most of them can be found in the comments/trackback […]

It’s post-a-rejection-letter Friday!

Apropos of the ridiculous focus on whether or not posting rejection letters is common practice/professional/legal/cuddly/appropriate/blue rather than on the exposure of crude and offensive racist language, I’m officially declaring it Post A Rejection Letter Friday. Here’s mine! Hi Shaun, Thanks for this, but I felt it was very overwritten, especially for a¬†first-person story told in […]

Communal article in Micro Mart issue #1011 (3-9 July ’08)

I’m featured alongside fourteen other contributors in ‘The Most Frustrating Computer Problems I’ve Ever Encountered’, a communal article in this week’s issue of Micro Mart magazine. True to form, my piece is basically about how thick I can be. For the record, this article represents the first piece of non-fiction I’ve ever had published and […]

R.I.P. Neverscapes

March 13th 2007 – July 27th 2007 Died of neglect. As my first attempt at a serious blog Neverscapes was doomed to failure from the outset, but I learned a bit about PHP and blogging from trying it and it was good fun for a while. I left it up after I started Nostalgia For […]

LJ feed problems

If you’re following NFI using the LJ feed, you may have noticed some seriously funky shit going on with the code in the autoposts. I’m not 100% sure what’s going on with the markup but I think I have an idea what it is. Hopefully there shouldn’t be any further problems…

R.I.P. George Carlin

It’s all bullshit people, and it’s bad for ya.


The link post that appeared last night is a mess. I know about this, and I am racking my brains trying to figure out what’s happened. The code appears just fine in the WP editor, so I can only assume some part of it doesn’t work with the Nobus theme. Although why it wouldn’t […]

Page 123, Fifth Sentence

Last week Paul at Velcro City Tourist Board tagged me with a meme. The instructions: To participate, you grab any book, go to page 123, find the fifth sentence, and blog it. Then tag five people. Simple enough, I thought. The first book I tried, of course, was our own Illuminations. How could I not? […]

Injecting Botox for pleasure

On second thought, I wouldn’t really recommend that. has had a bit of a facelift thanks to the wonderful Kerry Turner (of Really Fancy Games). The text in posts is now a little larger and more widely-spaced, and the block quotes are no longer emboldened. Hopefully this makes it easier to read, although I’d […]

A few small plugs

A chap I work with has recently published a piece of flash fiction in Tall Tales and Modern Fables, and as it’s really quite excellent and he did buy a copy of my book, I feel obliged to share. Click here to read ‘Unquenched‘ by Daniel Raven. Another work colleague, albeit one in the realms […]