Category Archives: Books

A note on creating characters

I’m currently reading The Insider’s Guide to Writing for Television by Julian Friedmann and Christopher Walker.  On the whole it’s a very good book and although it has a few small things I didn’t like, the good parts far outweigh … Continue reading

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New Book Review

There is a new review of my book, Writing for Video Games over at the Gnome’s Lair site. For more details about the book, you can visit the dedicated page on my website.

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Writing for Video Games now on Kindle

My book, Writing for Video Games, is now available as a Kindle download. If you’ve not yet had the chance to read it, now would be a great time to rectify that oversight.  🙂

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When reading becomes a chore

I’ve just finished reading Roadkill, the latest Cal Leandros novel by Rob Thurman and it was hard work. Such a let-down after the previous four books in the series. Admittedly, none of them have matched the first one because in that there was a well-handled twist that I never saw coming and that’s always a pleasant surprise, but mostly they were exciting, dynamic romps. Which is why this one was such hard work – it failed in so many things with which the others succeeded. Continue reading

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Competition Results

After a little delay caused by my broadband problems, I finally got around to drawing the winners this evening. Nearly everyone got all three questions right, but a couple got one of the questions wrong, so for completeness’ sake, here are the answers: Continue reading

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Writing for Video Games Competition

To celebrate six years as a freelance writer and game designer, I’m giving away signed copies of my book, Writing for Video Games, to the two lucky winners of this new competition. Four Runners-up will receive key codes to the arcade adventure game, Mr. Smoozles Goes Nutso.
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Now THIS is an eBook

Through the wonders of Twitter you can find links to all manner of things, many of which are mildly amusing or pretty useful.  When I saw this YouTube video for an eBook version of Alice in Wonderland on the iPad … Continue reading

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