Saturday, 18 April 2015

Soci of Metro - 250 Pages

"Soci of Metro" is the name of the novel I've been working on over the last nine months. I'll admit that I've been quiet about it, but that's not for want of sharing. I genuinely don't feel like I have much to say nor celebrate about until the "final" draft is complete.

But this time in February I wrote about how I'd reached the half-way point of my novel's rewrite by reaching 150 pages. This time a month ago I'd reached 200. And now I'm happy to share that I've reached 250 pages.

In fact, I'm at 266 words out of 336 for a completion percentage of almost 80%. And it feels great.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sven Wohl on Ralin - Dwarf Wars and Judith Gyrran

Chuckle-Bit Radio Episode 16 has been out a few days now, but I thought it might be nice to post up a wee snippet of our conversation with videogame writer Sven Wohl. In the video above hear Sven talk about the process of writing for videogames, and about his current indie projects Ralin - Dwarf Wars and Judith Gyrran.

If you like what you hear then spread it around, tell your friends, email it to your mum. Then go and listen to Chuckle-Bits Radio episodes in full over on the official Chuckle-Bits Radio website!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 16 - Consensual Dwarf Wars

Who remembers Sven Wohl? I do. And so should you.

Here's a nifty little podcast to help jog your memory:

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 16 -Consensual Dwarf Wars (Official Site)

Yep, our good friend Sven Wohl, former Sega Addicts news editor and videogame writer, has joined us for a chat about all his favourite things, including bags of dicks, naughty visual novels, the rolling hills of Luxembourg and so much more!

Oh and he keeps going on about some games called Ralin - Dwarf Wars and Judith Gyrran for some reason.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Memory Lanes: New Flash Fiction on Grievous Angel

Memory Lanes has been published on Grievous Angel, Charles Christian's flash fiction webzine, go have a read right now!

Memory Lanes was a short piece of fiction written during the tail end of 2014 as part of the creative writing course I was attending. It was well received by both my tutor and my fellow learners and I was encouraged to polish it up and send it out. Lo and behold, here it is, published on Grievous Angel.

I'm thrilled, I honestly am. Although the story itself is short, the achievement is three-fold. First off, Memory Lanes is my first piece of published fiction, secondly its my first sale of fiction, and lastly its my first sale for a publication paying a professional rate.

It may have taken a while for Memory Lanes to pop up on Grievous Angel (I actually sold the story to Charles Christian back in October 2014), but now it's finally here, I'm more pumped than ever to crack on with both my short stories and my novel "Soci of Metro", the rewrite of which has nearly reached 240 pages.

There's not much to say other than read Memory Lanes! It's roughly 300 words and will only take a minute to get through, so I'd really appreciate any time spent reading my story and provide feedback. I want to know what you think!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

TSSZ: Vertical Slice - Remembering Sonic the Comic

Vertical Slice: Remembering Sonic the Comic [TSSZ]

Excerpt below:

But what I do find interesting are each issue’s featured story, in which writers Nigel Kitching, and to a lesser extent Lew Stringer, told non-condescending, multi-parted children’s stories with surprising levels of conflict and seriousness. For example, in the popular “Running Wild” story, starting in Sonic the Comic #80, Sonic’s psychopathic alter ego Super Sonic decides to kill Amy Rose. He’d stopped before he does, of course, but the murderous intent and capability was thereSuper Sonic was a scary monster that didn’t simply want to “defeat” or “destroy” Amy, he wanted to kill her.

Go read the article in full over at TSSZ.

More From Vertical Slice:

Vertical Slice: Sega of America – Why I’m Not Surprised [TSSZ]
Vertical Slice: Anything But Shadow [TSSZ]
Vertical Slice: Sonic Fans are LOVE [TSSZ]