Some Old Bloke Sample
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
I should have posted far more, I've been neglecting my Unbound book pitch due to filming stuff for the BBC and Fully Charged, I am twisted up with guilt and remorse but I have been writing the book.
I wrote a bit in a hotel in Liverpool last week, some more on the plane from Paris on Saturday. I like fitting in bits of writiung in an otherwise stupidly over-busy schedule.
But I've cleared the…
Josh Joshi and the Great Divides. Chapter One. Audio version
Saturday, 15 October 2016
As part of the writing process I record and listen back to chapters of the book I'm working on. Normally these recordings are just for me. I listen to them and then change words, names, re-write paragraphs, throw whole sections out and occasionally cringe at what I've written.
I've decided to release the first chapter, the finished book will undoubtedly be different to what you hear, but hopefully…
Balkanised Britain- Josh Joshi and the Great Divides
Sunday, 24 July 2016
I have been through a crisis with this book.
Nothing new, I go through a crisis with just about every book I write at some point but this one has been a doozie.
A story set in a possible future where London is a city state seperate from the rest of the country. Preposterous fantasy, it'll never happen.... and then it was June 23rd.
As you will shortly see, I have completely re-written the…
Josh Joshi and the current climate.
Saturday, 11 June 2016
(There is an audio version of this above)
I set the ‘News’ trilogy 200 years into the future for a very simple reason .
I wanted the human race to have moved on from our present day anxieties, in 200 years we will be mere history, fascinating but not immediately impactful.
Equally importantly I didn’t need to take into consideration any particular contemporary event.
I was of course, blessed…
A Little Update
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
This book, more than any other I have written through Unbound, is developing as I write it. That's not really surprising, it's just what happens, however on re-reading the synopsys on the launch page, it's getting a bit embarrassing.
With all three previous books I'd either written most of it by the time Unbound started (News from Gardenia) or had a very clear idea where it was going before we…