Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Storm

The main problem with trains is that they don’t belong to you.  You, the passenger, have no say in regard to their maintenance, their operation, upgrades, or when or where they run. Today, it’s windy in the South of England.  … Continue reading

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Structure and the Lack Thereof

The District Line has been utter crap this week, and I’m now being told that I’m likely to be a good half-hour late to work this morning.  Still, it does mean I get more time to write, which makes me … Continue reading

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A Week’s Play

Just came off a week’s vacation, during which I ended up travelling to two movie studios (Warner Brothers and Pinewood), doing a fair amount of book-related work, and otherwise just generally hanging around the house.  Is it just a function … Continue reading

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The Medium Effect

One of the movie quotes I remember most is from the Princess Bride, which being a human life form that existed through the entirety of the 80s as a child, shouldn’t be all the surprising. The line is Peter Falk’s. … Continue reading

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The Fun Draft

I think it’s fair to say that the second draft is the most fun you can possibly have during the writing process. I’m sure there are as many ways to write a novel as there are personalities in the world, … Continue reading

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Greetings, From the City Planner’s Office

Governing is really hard work. I often find myself wondering, as I sit here on the 6:23 into Paddington, how creating a government, from scratch, in a fantasy world compares to creating a government in the more real-life world.  I’m … Continue reading

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Madman Delivery

Southwark Bridge is usually the best part of my trip into work in the morning.  By the time I reach the bridge, the sun has usually been up for about half an hour, meaning that the light is that dim, … Continue reading

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