WiP :: August 2019

The Next Chapter

I am now a (perpetually struggling) independent writer. This includes non-fiction, critical essays, poetry and fiction works. I also shout at clouds, with increasing degrees of success. A personal renaissance is already in full swing.

For business enquiries, please email write (at) internetofwords (dot) com

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ONLINE ACTIVITY:


Want to support me in 2019?

you can commission a poem from me via Ko-fi (GOLD EDITION)
OR
donate to my Paypal page here

There will absolutely be stuff to buy at some point this year. I’m working on it.

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FICTION PROJECTS:


Currently In Progress: Provocatrix 
which is the WiP until it’s done, and then it’s being entered for a contest. MMXCI has gone out (again) but considering the nightmare it was getting the bloody thing into the contest form? I don’t hold out much hope.

In Episodic Fiction News:: EX/WHI is now confirmed for an October restart because I’m finally a realist and know not everything can be written at once.

The non fiction short story that was being shortlisted didn’t make it. Flowers/condolences to the usual address.

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POETRY PROJECTS:

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24 Poems about Southend on Sea

Click here for the complete collection, with photos and other text by me.
This is part of the Places of Poetry initiative.

I did an interview about my work on 5Live. No, really. You can listen to it below.


All my other poetry collections have now been rejected. Whether I re-write or start from scratch is being considered over a lot of cuppas and on treadmills. There’s a triumvirate of significant deadlines to hit late September. When I know, you will.

I am a winner of the Members’ Poems competition in the Winter 2018 issue of Poetry News, official publication of the Poetry Society. The theme of the contest was ‘The Abstract Space’, inspired by the poetry of W.S. Graham and judged by Rachael Boast. The poem that won, The Beast in Cyberspace, can be read on the Poetry Society’s website. I performed this piece live at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden on February 8th.

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SOCIAL MEDIA:

Other poetry and writing gubbins will appear on @MoveablePress or @InternetofWords via Twitter. Note my Twitter handle’s changed. Don’t trust whoever it is pretending to be @AlternativeChat. They’re lying.

The Warcraft Blog has been altered to cover my 40 year relationship with Computer Gaming in all its forms and can be found here.

YouTube Channel for Monthly content is here.

Daily Personal Twitter: @MoveablePress
Daily Work Twitter: @InternetofWords
Brain-dump Central, Arizona: @ThisThirdPlace

The Internet of Words can be found on Instagram.

We don’t go to Facebook. It is a silly place.