Monday, 19 July 2010

The Golden Brad Awards


Some good news before i go on holiday for a week. The first round advancements have been made and looks who's in the final 150.

CLUE: You'll find my name there.

It's shortened to 100 on the 25th July, the day before I get back from holiday.


Thursday, 8 July 2010


In a moment of Costa coffee inspired madness i posted up a competition on Twitter. Here's the tweet.

COMP: Favourite Rolling Stones album? if anyone matches my favourite i'll send them a story i wrote about Art Garfunkel

So reply to me on twitter or in the comments here for a chance of winning.

Yes i think i may have gone mental.

In other news there's an interview i did with Spaceships over Deeside on their blog.

Have a look at that if you are so inclined, and find out about there Herzog/Deneuve EP. I have a spare copy if you want a listen.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

It begins...

I have begun to send out my childrens novel to literary agents. I have chosen a select few from a quite large list and as the title of the blog states, it begins. This is at once, very exciting, and completely nerve shredding.

Also though, this gives me opportunity to pick up something creative as well, as The Lodger article for VWORP VWORP I have that, but also I have picked up my radio script again and am working my way slowly back into that.

Whilst also keeping my fingers crossed for some more comic strips to come off for me, there are plenty of ideas ruminating. Then next is getting some of my films ideas finished.

Lots of finger crossing. But first there's lots of waving as I wave of my first packages of my novel going out to be judged tomorrow.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Recent Reads

I've recently had a bit of a douglas Coupland binge. First re-reading his first book Generation X. I first read this when i was 16 and didn't get as much out of it as i did this time as i approach my thirties.

Then i read Life After God. This blew me away, one of the greatest books I've ever read, my favourite quotes from this book, coming up over the next few days.