Creative Input: Turning up the heat

It’s holiday season – time for ice cream and deck chairs and the aromatic burn of barbecues. It’s time for mosquito bites and criss-crossed tan lines. It’s time for my legs to shine bright like matchstick beacons during the one week of the year they’re let out from their shroud of denim. And this year,…

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Creative Input: the weird and the blues

First up – there’s still time to enter my giveaway to win a signed print copy of Double Vision. You’ve got ‘til Monday 2nd May at 5pm BST and all you’ve gotta do is follow me on Twitter and retweet the below tweet. Win a signed copy of DOUBLE VISION. Out 30th April. Follow and…

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Creative Input: The reading, watching, listening files

It has a name, it has a name! *Flails arms, watches lightning crackle down the tower, smells hair burning* And it is called CREATIVE INPUT. Creative input to expand your horizons and fill your brain with ideas and inspiration. Creative input to perhaps try something new, something you might not have picked up before. Creative…

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Reading, watching, listening

Last time in Sharing is Good, I talked about the joys of Chuck Wendig, The Bridge and the brilliant David Bowie. I also got to hear a bit about The Man in the High Castle, a tip from Brum Radio Book Show over on Twitter, a series that’s going straight on my watch list. And…

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Sharing is good

This year, I’ve signed up to the Goodreads reading challenge. That is to say, I’ve marked down in digital pixels a number of books that I’m hoping to read during the course of the year. I’ve signed up to read 25 books. I’ve not said what books. I’ve not said how long the books should…

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What’s that bleedin’ racket?

Erm… Sorry… That’s me… Me and my harmonica… AKA Tam is making a noise that sounds something like what happens when a crow takes up the bagpipes and starts a punk rock band with a group of asthmatic cats. Well, maybe not quite that good. And if you ask the Beast, then definitely not that…

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Grind Spark – the complete earworm sessions

It’s time to close the book on Grind Spark. Not completely, there’s still tweaks and edits afoot. But times are a-changing and new WIPs (Work in Progress, Walrus in Pants, Wet Insidious Pulses… whatever takes your fancy) with whole new earworms are calling. So it’s time to wrap up the Grind Spark playlist. I present…

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Grind Spark Earworm #15 – John Murphy

It’s Grind Spark earworm time everybody, and this week we’re sort of staying with the soundtrack theme. Last time we listened to the hauntingly beautiful Hungry Face by Mogwai, featured on the TV series Les Revenants. This time we’re listening to a song that still sends shivers up my spine. A song that spreads out…

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Grind Spark Earworm #14 – Mogwai

HAPPY SUNDAY, GUYS! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF JUNE! Wha’? IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF JUNE, MAN! Are you smoking that shit you bought off the purple crocodile living at the bottom of the garden again? ERM… NO… Right… THAT WAS THE SEASONING FOR LAST NIGHT’S PIZZA. *Rolls over, digs in under the blankets* BUT IT…

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