The Second Life of Bethany Sweet

The afterlife has always fascinated me. I don’t believe we only get one shot at getting it right. One life, then judgement and an eternity of suffering or bland repose. It seems too simplistic for the complex vortex of matter and energy our universe is made up of. Nor do I believe we just meet oblivion at… Continue reading The Second Life of Bethany Sweet

5 Elements of Steampunk

Originally posted on Writers Anon – Taunton's Writing Group:
A look back in time by Martine Lillycrop Many people wouldn’t know what steampunk was if it chugged past wearing a bustle and a top hat.  In reality, it’s one of science fiction’s most widely-known, best-kept secrets.  Except it isn’t really secret.  Even a casual…

No Wriggling out of Radio

When fellow writer and member of Writers Anon, Paul Tobin asked if I minded him putting my name forward for Suzie Grogan’s Talking Books radio show, I said ‘Sure, why not?’  I didn’t think it would come to anything until I got an email from Suzie. I have to confess, I procrastinated about replying.  I’m… Continue reading No Wriggling out of Radio

What Hope for New Writing?

I was somewhat mystified when I watched Carnival Films’ version of ‘Dracula’ on TV recently. Most of us know the story of Dracula.  They know he personifies pure, irredeemable evil.  They know the protagonists; Johnathan, Mina, Van Helsing and others, risk life and soul to put an end to his wickedness. I was quite expecting… Continue reading What Hope for New Writing?