Tag Archives: Writing
For a long time now I’ve been considering taking a break from this blog and starting a new, different project. Although writing here does not take up a huge amount of my time, my personality requires that I continue to … Continue reading
Cue internet outrage… Now! In all seriousness, I understand why this could be a controversial subject. It’s rare for adaptions to be credited with equal significance, much less to be lauded above, their source material. There are, of course, exceptions. … Continue reading
“If it is any use to know it, I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven-eighths of it under water for every part that shows. Anything you know you can eliminate and it only … Continue reading
I just uploaded the final part of the blog series I’ve been writing for the last seven months, Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes. It took a lot longer to complete than I anticipated, mostly because as I progressed … Continue reading
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the … Continue reading
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway.
“Faith is a myth and beliefs shift like mists on the shore; thoughts vanish; words, once pronounced, die; and the memory of yesterday is as shadowy as the hope of to-morrow…” Joseph Conrad.
As the year draws to a close I guess it’s only appropriate to take stock and see what I’ve achieved. … I got nothing. Well, not nothing – I do have this blog, that I’ve successfully been maintaining for nigh on … Continue reading
It’s well-known (by those who care) that Michael Crichton (of Jurassic Park and ‘ER’ fame) wrote under a pen name during the early stages of his career: specifically, when he was a student at Harvard Medical School and didn’t want … Continue reading