Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gratuitous Snippet

Coming straight to you (i.e. minus sufficient editing) from a mind that should have been sleeping. You're welcome... 
The land descended into the sea like a flight of stairs. Coloured buildings decorated every corner and crevice of the decline. On the bottom step stood a lighthouse, its keen eye blinking at the waves. Brush-stroke clouds crossed the sky like a watermark as the sun dipped her face to drink from the cup of the horizon. 
Gulls called on the air and the ocean swished like a woman's petticoats. It was as frothy as petticoats too, where it tickled the land. Far out past the lighthouse, past the spit of rock on the opposite side, a buoy bobbed on the waves. Now and again the light breeze went out to fetch its lazy jingle and ferry it back to the coastline.  
Between the shore and the cliff was a sickle of sand and on it sat a couple, slotted together like pieces in a puzzle, arms entwined, fingers interlaced, cheeks pressed together. At times they whispered, at times they laughed. Sometimes they nuzzled, but mostly they just watched the sun set, comfortable in silence. 
Craggy but moulded smooth as plastic by the elements, the cliff climbed above their heads, and from somewhere up there came the smell of fresh-baked bread and half-baked fruit. From up there too, church bells sang a song - a happy song, thank God.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fresh and Untitiled - NaNoWriMo 2015

The first 'real' episode of
is now live! It's a bit of a rush job considering the date, but hey, it only took us three years to get this thing together, so this would be considered progress.

So, what's the episode, I hear you holler, and what's it got to do with the date? Well, the first episode has been released to tie in with National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo 2015.

We brought on special guest, Jessica McHugh, who's a veritable connoisseur of NaNoWriMo, to give us all the ins and outs and roundabouts of the event. The evening ran on late, the laughs were mighty, and cutting the film was entertaining to say the least. So although I had to stick to the topic for the episode, there is plenty of material for a follow-up blooper reel.

But that's getting ahead of myself. For now, loved and beloved readers, content yourselves with 

And please, subscribe to the channel, share it with your friends, and throw an auld comment our way to amuse us.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fresh and Untitled

Me and my good friend, Suzanne Robb, have been talking about doing this for way too long. We finally got the finger out and I can now present to you:

- a fresh new YouTube channel whose mission statement would read something along the lines of:

To help ourselves and others in their writing careers by gaining greater exposure and reaching a wider audience. To help as many budding writers as we can by addressing their writing questions; researching, investigating and calling in the expertise of outside sources when needed. And above all, to have a shit load of fun and entertain everyone involved.

Here's a teaser trailer of what's in store for you. The 'real' first episode is coming soon. Be so kind as to subscribe, share, like, and comment if that tickles your fancy.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

EBooks for 99c

T'publisher is selling off eBooks for a measly 99 cents, for the entire month of October. The man must be a few sandwiches short of a picnic (he did, after all, publish me) however, one feels one must support him. Besides that, news such as this needs to be shared among readers. If the prospect of cheap eBooks tickles my loins, then it's bound to tickle yours too.

Here's the link:

*Pssst* While you're in there you may as well buy up a copy of Red Wine and Words too. That's cheap as chips too. Off with ye!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Back to Reality

Due to certain extreme sports (drinking) festivals, travelling and the busy season in work, I've been somewhat (totally) absent from t'auld blog for the last while. Never fear, however, for I am back with a vengeance (reluctance.)

For those of you who have been following my articles on Gumption Magazine, there is a new one now available for your reading pleasure. I'm very flattered to say loads of people (four) have been raving about it. So give it a read, see what you think.

As always, comments, likes and shares are always welcome (gloated about) so feel free.  

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On the Gratuitous Pleasing and Flattering of Authors

Ladies (and the odd gent *disclaimer - this does not in any way attempt to dent your manhood) have you ever struggled with a pesky jar that refuses, just refuses to open, and there's not an able-bodied acquaintance for miles to come to your aid?

We all know what it's like to crave something we cannot have. Well this should never, ever be the case with the delicious contents of certain jars, and henceforth, it never shall be again, for I, in my latest article for Gumption Magazine, show you how to do it minus man, and minus Bruce Banner hands.

People are liking the article. This pleases and flatters me. Please and flatter me more. Thanks.

Friday, May 8, 2015

All Things Promotional

It's been a while since I graced t'auld blog with my impolite and often-times half-arsed promotional thingamajigs. Well, I henceforth set out to rectify said neglect. 

You're welcome.

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