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Too Many Ideas - Archive for the ‘Dirk Dangerous’ Category

Mrs H.'s Knitting Circle

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

I was reading the end of "The Steward, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother" and the start of "Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom" and I felt there needed to be a bridge between them. It means I won’t be introducing Dirk to the world for at least one more story […]

The Steward, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother: Accepted

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Just heard from Astonishing Adventures Magazine that they’ve accepted "The Steward, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother" for issue 2. It’s a sort of sequel to "The Electron Jockey". I’m already 600 words into a sort of sequel to this one with the working title "Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom".

Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

I got home from work tonight and inspiration struck. I’ve knocked out the first seven hundred words of a new, pulp short story introducing Dirk Dangerous and his faithful batman Johnny.

The Steward, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother Away

Friday, October 19th, 2007

I’ve just sent off "The Steward, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother" to Astonishing Adventures Magazine. Fingers crossed they’ll like it and have space to run it. Thanks to everyone who read it and gave me feedback and to John for proof reading it for me too.

Astonishing Adventures in Writing and Editing

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

A few tweaks on the page on my web site for stories I’ve written for Astonishing Adventures Magazine and a few finishing touches to the story I’m finishing to send off to them.

The Steward, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

"The Steward, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother" came in at almost four thousand words. I’ve done a first polish to bring it down to just under three and a half thousand so it’s the right length for Astonishing Adventures Magazine. It’s a sequel of sorts to "The Electron Jockey". I’m a month […]

The Cook, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother

Friday, August 17th, 2007

I’ve almost finished the follow up to the (to be published) Electron Jockey. One scene in the second act and then the third act to write. Four characters have become the focus of the story hence the new title I’m toying with of "The Cook, The Kriegsherr, His Femme Fatale & Her Brother" although I’m […]

The Electron Jockey: Accepted

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Astonishing Adventures Magazine have accepted my short story, The Electron Jockey, for inclusion in their first issue. I went on a writing course taught by Richard Hill at the University of Liverpool Department of Continuing Education a few years ago. I always remember him describing a short story as a Tea Cup going over the […]

The Electron Jockey: Gone

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Well after two more drafts over the weekend The Electron Jockey just found it’s way off into the ether where it’s destiny awaits it…

The Electron Jockey: Edits

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Thanks to Sarah and Kim for their edits on The Electron Jockey last night. I think I’ve found a way to fix one of the problems they spotted without blowing the ending.

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