Dot Dash

It’s Blog Tour Time Again!

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Exciting times here at Pinnock towers! “Dot Dash” is about to hit the streets, and it’s time to organise another blog tour. I put the word out on Facebook and Twitter yesterday and I already have quite a few stops lined up. However, there’s always room for a few more, so if you have a […]

Stunts

The “What The Dickens” Promo Film! With Famous People!

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The very wonderful What The Dickens magazine have just produced a really cool promotional video for their current fundraising campaign, featuring loads of writers and other creative people, including – if my eyes aren’t deceiving me – none other than Hugh Bonneville (I think he’s been a few things on the telly). Oh, and that’s […]

Guests

Guest Blog: Geoff Nelder

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I was thinking it was about time we had another guest to this place, and as luck would have it, my chum Geoff Nelder is on (virtual) tour at the moment, promoting his latest book ARIA: Left Luggage (see below for how to purchase). Geoff is a terrific writer with a fiercely critical eye, which he has […]

Reviews

Film Review: “Looper”

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OK, I don’t usually review films here, let alone mainstream blockbusters. There are plenty of other people around who write for the proper media who know far more about these things than I do, so it’s really not worth the bother. Except, this one annoyed me. Actually, it really, really, REALLY annoyed me. WARNING: SPOILERS […]

Publications

Choking Hazard – Small Parts

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My short poem, “Choking Hazard – Small Parts”, a kind of modest proposal for armaments manufacturers, is up at Every Day Poets today. This is the one that was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize a couple of years back, and I quite like it.

Dot Dash

3hundredand65

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This is pretty cool. 3hundredand65 is a story built up from tweets, one per day, over an entire year (which makes something in the region of 9000 words, give or take a few). This kind of thing has been done before, except there are three crucial differences this time: Each day is written by a […]