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Too Many Ideas - Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

The Panzerfauste Song Book

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Just sent off the finished draft of the The Panzerfauste Song Book to Ragnarok.

Finally an Espresso in a Book Shop I Want

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I’m not a coffee lover but I am a book lover so I sometimes find the replacement of shelving with books on in book shops by trendy coffee area a bit annoying. Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road now has an espresso machine I have no objections to. Spotted on WWdN: In Exile

Two Ragnarok Articles almost Ready to Go

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I’ve finished an article for Ragnarok, The Panzerfaüste Song Book, porting the shanty rules from Strange Grogge to Panzerfaüste and bringing the songs up to date. Needs a bit of checking before I send it off but hopefully its ok. I’ve also just finished a short article for Ragnarok for the game Slag!. Three new […]

Ragnarok 53

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Issue 53 of Ragnarok, the Society of Fantasy and Science Fiction Wargamings magazine, is out now and includes an article by me – When Ants Attack – for use with the game Tusk. This issue, and the last three back issues are also now available from Wargames Vault as PDFs.

Stay on target…

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Sometimes the biggest problem I find when writing isn’t writing too few words its writing too many. Stop heckling from the back – I know when you’re trying to get past the end of the first chapter of a three volume novel trilogy to propel you into the best seller list so you can spend […]

So far its a Cunning Plan

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I typed up the idea I mentioned on Friday today and so far it seems to hold water. I need to do some work around the edges to flesh out the detail still.

Hold on a Minute Lads, I've got an Idea!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

I wrote an article on heist movies, You’re Only Supposed to Blow the Bloody Doors Off!!! , for Valkyrie issue 25 several years ago. I’ve been working on game ideas related to that and to a detective based game for quite a while either as a role playing game or as a wargame. I’ve been […]

Item 3 on the Agenda

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Not really up to the standards of Oh, God! but an attempt at something with a similar sentiment inspired by the current round of CERN inspired madness… Item 3 on the Agenda "Item 3 on the agenda. Do you want to kick off?" "How about next Tuesday?" "Sorry can’t do next Tuesday." "Why not?" "Little […]

A few Words Here and a few Words There

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Since I seem to be back to more regular blogging a quick post for tonight… Put the finishing touches to the second in a series of article for Ragnarok earlier tonight. One of those times when looking over some old stuff you get a fresh look at it and realise what it was lacking. In […]

A Very Wordy Bank Holiday

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Sometimes the words don’t come easy. Its a stuggle to get 50 words out of my characters in a day. Then there are days when they just won’t shut up. Over the last two days I’ve knocked out 6,500 words primarily from three miscreants I’ve had sitting waiting for an idea.

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