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.
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Want to support me in 2019?
There’ll be a major announcement over you buying stuff from me this month. When it happens, you’ll find a link here.
Currently In Progress: #NaNoWriMo19 continues to be my major project. I’m not done yet, and when I am I’ll let you know on the Writing Blog. This is a behemoth, and that’s absolutely fine. It will be done this month, and that means January will be editing.
In Episodic Fiction News:: EX/WHI will restart on Friday, December 13th. I’ve put a PostIt up and EVERYTHING.
24 Poems about Southend on Sea
I did an interview about my work on 5Live. You can listen to it below.
I was asked to sign a rights form for one of my poems, for possible inclusion in BBC1’s ‘Countryfile’ but I never made the final report. It’ll still get framed though.
All my other poetry collections have now been rejected. We’re re-writing.
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.
I also performed live at Metal‘s Future Park event on September 20th. That makes three spoken word appearances this year (yes I’m totally counting Mslexicon’s Open Mic in that) and that will be improved upon in 2020. I’ll also be submitting a Residency application next year. I’d love to try and get in for the last one this year, but it’s honestly not practical and I need better ideas. So, time to work on some.
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. Ironically, I’m being casual in Warcraft again. No, I don’t know either.
YouTube Channel for Monthly content is here.
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