Eminent scientists – among them Professor Stephen Hawking, who may have a brain the size of a planet – have been warning us for some time now that the advances made by AI could turn out to be the writing on the wall for mankind.  I mean, extinction. Hoist by our own petard, no less. […]

Beware the unintended consequences of a robot revolution       It’s always a thrilling and slightly scary moment when an author with a work in progress sees something online which has relevance to what they are working on. Thrilling, because it tells me that my content is current, and scary because, well, what if […]

In 2016, I had the distinct pleasure of posting interviews with over 80 authors in a 6-month period. I want to do this again in 2017. My 20 Questions series was one of the post popular features on … Source: Calling all authors…again

I’m re-blogging this thought-provoking and empathetic post from fellow indie author and ex-pat Annabel, who asks the questions that countless indie writers (including me) have asked ourselves (and will no doubt continue to) – ‘Can I succeed?’ ‘Do I have what it takes?’ ‘How long will it take?’ For the record, I think that what […]

It’s always an exciting moment in an author’s life when they see an item online that connects to something they’ve previously written about. Particularly when you happen to write science-fiction, and have taken a leap of faith with a premise which may (or may not) ever be possible in real life – you know, the stuff that happens outside our heads, rather than inside them…

‘Keep writing!’  Sound advice from creative industry ‘old-timers’ (by that, I don’t mean those authors are older than me, but that they’ve been writing long enough to know how it all works – and sometimes, why it doesn’t). Finish one project, and move onto the next, practice makes perfect (I hope) and all that… luckily I’m […]

I’m re-blogging this invigorating and inspirational post by Hugh Howey – which was drawn to my attention by Ricardo over at Reedsy – simply because it IS so invigorating and inspiring. It looks as if comments are closed on the original post, but feel free to comment and discuss here…   So You Want to […]

The online Cambridge dictionary defines an author as: author noun [ C ] UK  /ˈɔː.θər/ US  /ˈɑː.θɚ/ B1 the writer of a book, article, play, etc.: He is the author of two books on French history.   Well, you can’t argue with that, can you?  The second question, ‘Should you diversify’ might cause some lively discussion, though. When I started writing (I’ve been dabbling since my teens, but I didn’t begin writing seriously and […]

A brilliant blog from Catherine Ryan Howard on the downside of self-publishing paperback editions of your book. Thank you for sharing, Catherine!

…to a science-fiction writer like me, the question of whether or not we might own our own genome, or whether the building blocks of all our lives could someday be in the control of scientists and/or commercial interests, is food for the imagination.