Last week I mentioned that the thing I liked most about writing in Google Docs was using tabs. It made a difference for me. I was able to keep my notes in one tab, my outline in another and my work in progress in a third. If I wanted to look up something, all I […]
Take a look at those pictures. They are modern gaming or at least one aspect of it. I took them at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland. It was held in Spodek, a sport’s arena, and that does not seem inappropriate. I was there signing copies of Illidan at the Blizzard shop. At […]
I signed up for Patreon so I could support Grimdark magazine. Patreon is a website that let’s you back artists and creators on a regular and recurring basis. It’s a bit like Kickstarter, but you make an ongoing commitment via credit card or Paypal to back the artist or project you are supporting. The model […]
Happy New Year everybody! It does not seem that long ago since I was writing one of these posts but already a year has gone by and it’s time to talk about resolutions again. I’m not going to try anything as madly ambitious as trying to post every day this year, but I do have […]
So it’s Week 3 of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) and I am still plugging away. I’ll be honest, it’s been a lot harder than I expected due to the resurgence of my vertigo. This makes writing on a computer anything but pleasant. I’ve soldiered on and as of yesterday afternoon I had reached 40657 […]
So it’s the 16th of November, and we’ve passed the halfway mark for National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo). On the 15th I hit 25079 words on Extinction Event, thus keeping me on target. I had hoped to be further along but as they say no plan survives contact with the enemy. In my case, the […]
Right now I am roughly 5000 words into my project for National Novel Writing Month. It’s only the second day of this 30-day effort to get a 50,000-word book written, but I feel like I’m making decent progress. In theory, I only have to write just over 1660 words per day to hit the target. […]
Portents of Doom, the tenth Kormak book, has just gone live. In it, our monster-hunting hero finds himself hunting his most dangerous foe yet the sinister Shadow-worshipping sorcerer Balthazar and his shapeshifting allies. Here’s the blurb. PORTENTS OF DOOM Led by their lycanthropic shaman, mutated tribesmen emerge from the jungles of Terra Nova, slaying in […]
I’ve spent the last month in the country with very limited access to internet so I missed most of the build-up to the release of Legion. No dread lord invasions of Ogrimmar for me. Last night though, after attending a Legion launch party at Geekarna, a splendid local cafe, I hit the beaches of the […]
A quick post. There’s an interview with me on the subject of writing the Kormak series over at the Dark Heroic Fantasy Blogspot. I’d like to thank Peter Welmerink for giving me the chance to ramble. If you’re interested in finding out when my next book will be released as well as in getting discounts […]
Just a quick head’s up for all the Warcraft readers with Apple Devices.
I had worked out what I wanted to say about the characters. Or at least I had a starting point for it. More always gets revealed as you write. Now I needed to start building a framework for the story. Most of this was already there in the Blizzard briefing document, and in what I […]
I’ve been a Warcraft player since the very first Real Time Strategy Game and an enthusiastic World of Warcraft player for about nine years. When Sarah Peed from Del Rey got in touch early last year to ask if I was interested in writing a tie-in novel for Blizzard, I was intrigued, to say the least. When it was revealed that this was to be about Illidan, I could not refuse.
I finally gave in and took out a subscription to Spotify. I’ve probably listened to more new music in the past couple of weeks than I have in the previous couple of years. I haven’t really regarded myself as a big music fan since my teens, when I was obsessed with 70s rock. (Well, it […]
I bought this machine for my upcoming trip. I don’t fancy traipsing through hostels and tourist areas with a top end MacBook Pro or a Surface Pro and this looked like a good solution. It was very cheap– less than £170 for the basic version and just over £200 for the 64 Gb version which […]