World building: Languages

Have you ever wanted the people in your story to speak a completely new language? I found this fantastic video – a must watch for anyone interested in inventing a …

Three Photos

This week, I said I’d look through some of the interesting travel photos I’ve taken. A lot of them are of the usual same-ish awkward close-ups of museum items, or …

Slide Show

Last night I had a wonderful evening at the Opera House, watching Henry Rollins speaking. Henry Rollins got his big break in the 80s as the singer of punk band …

Writing Groups

For many years I wrote alone, and both my word count and the quality of the words I produced left something to be desired. One bold day I decided to …

The Hateful Eight

[Spoilers: I discuss the setup of the movie, and some of the thematic elements, but no major plot developments are revealed] Over the last weekend I had the opportunity to …