If you don’t have a portal handy then the next easiest way to get to Hollow is via the interstices. Interstitial travel is not for the faint hearted but, with our comprehensive guide, you’ll be winging your way to the quirky outside-in world quicker than a Salagunn can claim you owe him money. Check it Continue reading “https://worldofhollow.net/wp/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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In the spirit of giving away ideas that might make a difference, I’ve written this wind turbines post to bang on about an idea I had years ago. I’ve searched the internet over the last few days and I haven’t found anyone else who’s had the same idea. Either that means it’s a bad concept Continue reading “https://worldofhollow.net/wp/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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On the whole, you wouldn’t want to bump into a dragon down a dark alley or in a cave or… pretty much anywhere actually. Books are where you can meet a dragon from the safety of your armchair. The books in this post are my favourites.

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A couple of weekends ago I went to the BMFA Power Nationals. The “Nats”, as we cognoscenti call it, is the premier event in the UK for powered model planes (oh, and helicopters *raspberry*). It takes place over the August bank holiday weekend, it’s held on an RAF airfield near Grantham and attracts people from Continue reading “https://worldofhollow.net/wp/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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‘When are you going to release your next book?’ I get asked that a lot. Well, I’m pleased – no, delighted! – to announce the release of a new book in the Hollow series. It’s a prequel that tells the story of how Vester, a human and one of the main antagonists in book one Continue reading “https://worldofhollow.net/wp/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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I’ve been using Scrivener for a couple of years now. For those who don’t know what Scrivener is, it’s software for writing books and it comes from a company called Literature and Latte. It’s a popular piece of software used by many writers around the world. I won’t sing Scrivener’s praises too much, suffice to Continue reading “https://worldofhollow.net/wp/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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Recently I was asked how I dream up names for my characters. I suppose I don’t have a single technique. After all, my novels have a mixture of aliens and humans, contemporary and otherwise. For the contemporary humans I use names that are reasonably common today. Writers often base their characters on people they know and Continue reading “https://worldofhollow.net/wp/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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I’ve heard it said that a writer’s often put elements of themselves into their characters. It’s an interesting thought and made me take another look at the characters in my books… Is there really anything of me in Drome, John, Dora or Dr. Wilson? They’re not bad people so I don’t mind if there is. Continue reading “https://worldofhollow.net/wp/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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I learned today that modern doesn’t always mean what I thought. I’ve always believed the definition of modern is “now” or even “recent times”. Apparently – in architecture and art at least – it means “up until the early 1970s”. Everything after that is post-modern. I’m pleased to report that the dictionary agrees with what Continue reading “https://worldofhollow.net/wp/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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