7 Quick Takes: Shakespeare, Swing, Subjectivity Research

The busyness of my weeks barely permit me to have time to write a post, and I'm squeezing in each as I go, stealing spare pennies. 7 Quick Takes Friday is hosted by Kelly of This Ain't the Lyceum. ~1~ As usual, I start with the work. I've been doing research for my third year … Continue reading 7 Quick Takes: Shakespeare, Swing, Subjectivity Research

Happy Steam-Powered Christmas

I suspect anybody reading this on Christmas Day will have also read a thousand Christmas posts. So, I wanted to do something different, and have gathered a few lovely Steampunk Christmas pictures from the web. A mechanical and copper bauble? That's a slightly creepy Father Christmas necklace. If you want a faerie or supernatural edge … Continue reading Happy Steam-Powered Christmas

Photo of the Week: Flaming Spire

Amongst all of the photos from my trip to Dubai - which I am still sorting through, by the way, otherwise I might try and find my footing with a couple of posts about my exports - I've chosen this striking photo to be my photo of the week, yay. This was the structure in … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Flaming Spire

Photo of the Week: Coconut Cup

This is almost a bowl, rather than a cup, but it's still an amazing thing to be given when ordering a drink. Plus, I'm pretty proud of this photo for its use of light and focus. And, yes, Malibu with apple juice is surprisingly refreshing.

Woodland Portfolio

|Two exams down, six to go.| Today I thought I'd share some photos I took recently of the woods and lake on my campus. If you'd like to use them as inspiration pieces for fiction, feel free. I think I'll allow modifications to the photos if you credit me and link me through (I'd love … Continue reading Woodland Portfolio

Extolling the Virtues of Steampunk Subgenres

Yes, WTCB is more NeoVictorian than Steampunk – rather than being set in the 19th Century, NeoVictorian or ‘Victoriana’ novels are set in the modern century with Victorian manners, class systems and technology as I hope WTCB is, whilst being set in 2010 – but with the devising of my new Steampunk novel ‘H’, I’ve … Continue reading Extolling the Virtues of Steampunk Subgenres