More from Vienna

My micro spin-off from Wiener Blut has now appeared at 100 Word Stories. It is called ‘Kardinalschnitte’ (after the cake which goes so well with Viennese coffee) and links directly into the back-story of this week’s main Wiener Blut episode, telling a very brief story about the Meiers. There is a voting system in place

Wiener Blut

My NaNoWriMo story broke the 42,000 word barrier, but fell short of the 50,000 required to ‘win’. This is not a bad thing, however, as the story is far from finished. The final result is likely to be somewhere in excess of 80,000 words, but before I embark on completing it there is some further

Every Photo Tells… Podiobook

Every Photo Tells… is joining the ranks of podiobooks.com from next week (11th August 2010). The stories there are the same ones from the EPT website, though they have been re-ordered a little so that two-part stories are all presented back-to-back, presented as ‘Book 1’. The main site will continue as before, bringing new stories

Captain Jack and Nessie

I did a couple of guest spots a while ago that I haven’t mentioned here yet. Digital Magic I played the role of ‘Captain Jack’ in Philippa Ballantine’s Digital Magic podcast novel. It’s just a short few lines in the middle of chapter twelve, but it was good to be asked and made a nice

Question Time

If you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes to put together an episode of ‘Some Other Scotland‘, you may like to visit two blogs that have been running interviews with podcasters over the last few months. First of all, Rich at Random Pimpage has a series called “8 Questions”, where he asks

Every Photo Tells…

I am very pleased to announce the launch of a new joint venture into podcasting fiction: Every Photo Tells… Every month a photograph is posted on the website and the hosts, Katharina from the Luscious Leftovers podcast and myself, take it in turn to write and record a short story that is inspired in some

I Should Be Writing

Mur Lafferty, author of “Playing for Keeps” and the “Heaven” podcast series amongst other things, has recently posted an article written by me on her “I Should Be Writing” blog. The blog is the companion to her regular podcast aimed at new and aspiring writers, one that has provided a great deal of help and

The Cave and Podiobooks

My latest short story to appear at ‘Great Hites’ is called “The Cave“. It is another short spin-off from ‘Some Other Scotland’, taking us back to the events (thousands of years ago) that set in motion much of what is taking place with Harald and Razer in the story at the moment. Remember the seemingly

Something Different

The Mandelbrot Set’s version of ‘Skullcrusher Mountain’ is coming along nicely with the addition of some spoken vocals in the style of the late, great Vivian Stanshall. I have re-recorded some of my bass part, as the original did not sit properly in the rhythm of the piece – partly due to my choice of