It’s interesting how easy it is to create hate…

Hate is an easy emotion to create.  All you have to do is demonise a specific group, for example, another race, another religion, another skin colour...  So easy, so easy.  Then add a media that has little independence, is 24 hours a day, and is owned by those who gain ...
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Enter ‘The Schlachten’…

An interesting start to 2016.  To Anaheim and the Craft and Hobbies Association Mega Show with the love of my life; visiting Disneyland - surreal and not in a good way; Knott's Berry Farm - fascinating insight to the history of the West, not many visitors;  Universal Studios - stunning, ...
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Some thoughts on humour, music and smells.

It's a bit of a grey, overcast day here in Edinburgh so I thought I'd blog about something to lighten the day up - humour, music and smells. Why? They can add depth to your writing. However, all have to be appropriate otherwise it will 'jar' with the reader. Humour:  Here's ...
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Varben – an introduction

For those who have not yet read 'The Kold Kronicles, Book 1: Discovery', Varben are the life-partnered morphing soul weapon that Sylvern and Shadow use when in combat.The Varben came about as I began to write some of the fighting scenes. There was a need for a weapon that was somehow different ...
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The Kold Kronicles – weaponry

Readers of The Kold Kronicles, Book 1: Discovery, will have noted that Sylvern and Shadow tend to prefer bladed weapons when they fight.  Varben can morph into projectile weapons of any kind as well as the variety of bladed weapons preferred by many of the main characters.  It's also obvious ...
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The Kold Kronicles – its genesis

It's interesting reading why some authors write what they do or even why they feel the need to write.  Some have something to say; others want to make a difference; and quite a few mention that the book demanded to be written.  Invariably, it's a mix.  I have to admit that the main ...
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