Just over a year ago I started working at Writers’ Centre Norwich, primarily to help deliver the International Literature Showcase. I wrote about my reasons for changing job over here. Last week, 20-23 June, saw the ILS converge on Norwich for its physical portion, shifting from a digital project to a conference-ish setup.
I learned a few things. Continue reading
Trying to put one of these out more frequently. The Stanley Parable is probably the best ‘first 5 minutes’ game imaginable, so it’s a little silly that it’s taken me this long to get round to it:
I made a new motion graphics tutorial for the HITFILM guys. Check it oot:
I made my first HitFilm tutorial for about 10 months! It was all based around an image I made for an article header over on the International Literature Showcase website.
Hopefully I’ll find the time to do more stuff like this.
Last weekend I was part of the Publishing Day School at Writers’ Centre Norwich, speaking about online serialisation alongside an excitingly broad mix of traditional, digital and self publishers. Here’s a webinar version of the talk:
About eight years ago I went to Eastercon, my first science fiction convention. It was a great weekend full of fascinating panels, including the likes of Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow and China Mieville. As engrossing as the discussions were, there was a narcissistic room in the back of my brain which wanted to be up on the panel, rather than sitting in the audience.
Being part of the Publishing Day School, sitting on a panel alongside other writers, I achieved that goal. It was another critical step along the road of becoming a writer.
In a gaming era defined by the need to be on-going and forever, whether that be through multiplayer, procedural generation, MMO persistence, an endless parade of hats or drip-feed DLC, it’s a relief to be given an out. The Witcher 3‘s second major expansion Blood & Wine is the developers saying “it’s ok. Go now. Our time here is over.”
Spoilers ensue. Continue reading
Something pretty amazing happened last week. I was contacted by an artist through Wattpad, who happened to be a fan of A Day of Faces and had drawn their interpretation of the lead character, Kay.
Would I like to see it? Why, yes, please!
Check it out: Continue reading