One word which crops up time and again among writers’ groups is agency. You gotta make sure your characters have agency. Your characters can be good, bad, ugly, beautiful, have a myriad of character tics, discourse markers and fascinating mannerisms, but without agency, they’re just cardboard cutouts, shadows of what they could and should be.
Following the news that episode 1 of the Man O’War Bookstream is scheduled for November 23rd, quite a bit has been happening lately.
From my (very) limited conversations with agents in lockdown, it seems that the literary agency sector is also taking a hit owing to Covid-19, with staff unfortunately being furloughed and laid off, as in so many sectors. This is causing response times to subs to lag, so that authors are going to have wait evenContinue reading “Subbing in Lockdown”
After two and half years I’ve finally completed my second novel, The Hole In The Sky, an SF thriller about Grub Teng, a psychitect left horribly crippled after suffering an accident at his employer, the Nunes-Elessia Psychitecture Corporation (NEP-E). Embittered and reduced to self-medicating to hold back his resulting psychosis, Grub joins the cyber terrorContinue reading “The Hole In The Sky Done!”