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That Awkward First Post

Hello, and welcome.

Come in. Sit. Or if you are sitting, stand. Get a nice cup of coffee, then sit again. Look at cute cat pictures until you realise your coffee is empty. Then go get another and return to sit again and maybe, just maybe, write a new line or two. Perhaps a whole scene if it's a good night. Repeat this process every night for a week or more and it will probably give you a good understanding of the fiction writing process, or at least mine, which I guess can't have been completely unproductive since it finally resulted in the completion and eventual acceptance by a publisher of my first novel, The Beast Without. I'll be posting a bit more about it as it gets nearer a release date later this year.

This is the inaugural post on what I'm currently resolved will become a regular blog on my writing and all things that shape it. That pretty much opens this space up to discussion of fantasy, horror, travel, theatre, LGBT culture and anything else that twists its way into my work in one form or another. So perhaps these words are the first stones of good intent that pave the road to Hell. But as I'm sure those who enjoy horror and fantasy as much as I do will agree, Hell can be a fascinating place.

Thank you for joining me. Sincerely!

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