Working for free
Conventional wisdom states that you should never work for free, for all the obvious reasons. But some reasons aren’t always obvious to those on the outside.
Inside Number 9 - Series 1
Inside Number 9 is an anthology series of peculiar and unusual stories from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, the co-writers of League of Gentlemen and Psychoville. I missed it the first time around and have been catching up on Netflix. I should not have waited so long…
Launching my book design website
Earlier this year I launched a website that combined my web-design business, my book-design service and my personal journal. It was a bit of a mess and I quickly realised I’d made a big mistake.
When she was eleven years old, Rose Franklin fell into a big hole. Nothing remarkable about that — adventurous kids fall into holes all the time. But this one was different. At the bottom of it was a giant metal hand, and it clearly wasn’t made by humans.
The Ship is Honeywell’s first novel and a powerful debut. Set in the near future, one where the world has burned and civilisation ended, it’s part fable, part warning and part morality tale.
Back in the saddle
Yesterday I went on my first long cycle in ten years. That seems a crazy thing to write, when cycling used to be one of my favourite things. Why did I abandon it for so long?
Launching my new writing site
Earlier this year I launched an “all of me” website: a confusing mix of business card, portfolio and personal journal. I was immediately unhappy about it and realised I’d made a big mistake.
Verging on something new
From today, I have a new role. I am The Verger, designer-in-chief at Burdizzo Books, a small independent publisher of horror fiction.
Vandermeer’s sequel to the creepy Annihilation is an entirely different beast altogether. I devoured the first book in a couple of days. This one took me two months…
The thirty day writing challenge
The Thirty Day Writing Challenge (30DWC) was setup by Marc Jenkins last year, as a way of helping anyone make a daily habit of writing. It runs for the month of April, with a community of like minded participants cheering each other on.
The makers of Limbo have delivered another dark and mysterious side-scrolling adventure. As before, a strange young boy travels a dangerous landscape towards an unknown destiny. Are the Playdead team resting on their laurels, or is there more here than meets the eye?