Some Other Scotland

An episodic story told in podcast form - a hidden, advanced civilisation, a centuries-old clan war and the return of Bonnie Prince Charlie to an alternative modern Scotland.

  • Writing,  Some Other Scotland,  NaNoWriMo

    Writing Progress

    This year I once again had a go at the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing a book/50,000 words in the space of 30 days. I bent the rules somewhat this time around, using the 50k to finish off Some Other Scotland…

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    Writing,  Some Other Scotland,  NaNoWriMo

    Pushing Forty

    For the final weekend of NaNoWriMo I’m pleased to have hit the 40,000 word mark – a milestone worthy of comment, I think. That leaves only 10,000 words to hit the NaNo goal, but I think, from progress so far,…

  • Some Other Scotland,  NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    NaNo Halfway

    The halfway mark for NaNoWriMo has passed and I am pleased to say that I have managed to stay on target. The little chart here shows a couple of yellow and orange days, which are those where the daily target…

  • Writing,  Some Other Scotland,  NaNoWriMo

    NaNoWriMo 2012

    It’s that time of the year again and, after sitting out last year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I’m giving it another shot in 2012. This time I have set myself the goal of writing another 50,000 words to Some…

  • Short Stories,  Some Other Scotland,  Writing,  Podcast


    A few months ago the team at Podioracket launched an anthology podcast featuring writers of stories. This is the second of these collections they have produced, though this one differed from the first by showcasing stories that were spin-offs…

  • Some Other Scotland
    Podcast,  Some Other Scotland

    Some Other Podcast

    Between Every Photo Tells…, Wiener Blut and numerous other activities, my attention to Some Other Scotland has been spread rather thin of late. Okay, very thin. I am in the process of sorting this out. First of all, a new…

  • Writing,  Podcast,  Some Other Scotland

    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…

  • Great Hites,  Some Other Scotland

    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…