November 8, 2012 in Dag

Not happily ever after – and that’s exactly the point

Does anybody remember the TV show Soap? Way back in the early 80s (or was that late 70s – surely I’m not that old) it was one of my favourites. But there was one thing about it that used to always really annoy me. I really got into that show. I really liked the characters

November 3, 2012 in Dag

Written with love and care

A couple of weeks ago, Jim Murdoch wrote an interesting post about genre in books and literature. It was a really interesting post about a subject that I also think a lot about. I have to say, this whole genre things confounds me quite a bit. Why do we feel that we have to put

October 25, 2012 in Dag

Now it’s time for a bit of Scribbling

After unprecedented excitement (from me if nobody else), I’m extremely proud to announce the release of my new novella, Scribbling.Scribbling is pretty much exactly what its title suggests. It’s me sitting on a computer and scribbling – all right so maybe I wasn’t exactly scribbling, maybe technically I was still typing. But the story I

October 21, 2012 in Dag

Almost time for a bit of Scribbling

Okay, now I’m getting excited.I’m sure you can tell. I’m sure you can see a kind of spring in my typing. Maybe a slight nervous tremor between my words. If you can, that’s great. If not, then maybe when you read it, try to get a kind of jumpy, excitable tone into your voice –

October 17, 2012 in Dag

When did it all start to be about genres? – guest post by Jim Murdoch

Today it’s a real pleasure to have Jim Murdoch as my guest. Jim is a regular visitor here and one of my most frequent commenters. Today he is talking about something which I kind of feel as well – how we’re all a bit too hung up about genres. Plus he says some nice things