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Shame Stains

I’m very pleased to have another short piece – Shame Stains – in the wonderful Sein Und Werden, guest-edited by Allen Ashley.

The theme of this issue is Last Chance Filling Station which made me think of climate change and COP26 was in the back of my mind when I was writing it.

If you’re not familiar with this quarterly online magazine then here’s what it says about itself: “The goal of ‘Sein und Werden’ is to present works that evoke the spirit of the Expressionist, Existentialist and Surrealist movements within a modern context, which I like to call ‘Werdenism’.”

You can read it here

New on my YouTube channel

If you didn’t already know, now’s your chance to find out.

I have a YouTube channel where I store all the publicly available recordings that relate to my work – readings, panels, interviews etc.

I have just added the newly released panel on Anthropology and/of the Future – why not take a look (and subscribe to my channel too while you’re there).

Part-time writing – a snapshot

I love that people ask me how it’s going, being a part-time writer. So, here’s an insight into this week’s two days of writing.

I woke up today with some new thoughts about the novel I’m writing, mulled them over and then made sure I had written them down before being awake crashed in. Then, as I was pondering the next CyberSalon event that I’m co-hosting and writing a piece of flash fiction for on the future of money, I came across an event on quantum computing and crypto, and helpfully it’s on a Thursday so I can attend.

Later this morning I’m meeting someone from Central Saint Martins to talk about contributing to their innovation magazine, followed by a telephone call with a professor in Germany about my part in a workshop on healthcare and robotics.

And, then for the rest of the day and tomorrow it’s back to the novel to begin writing the middle section, having completed the second draft of the first third.

How’s it going? Very well thank you.