These are my opinions.
I hopefully don’t need to explain what The Bechdel Test (or more accurately the Bechdel-Wallace Test) is, but as it’s the starting point for today’s thoughts, let’s briefly summarise. It was a concept outlined in a 1985 comic by Alison Bechdel for applying a test to movies. To pass the test, a movie needed to … Continue reading Representation
I got an email from my publisher recently, asking me to carry out small exercise. We’ve not talked much of late, largely due to the fact the publishing imprint is a small operation and his focus has been on his first book of next year (Haydn Middleton’s The Actual Whole Of Music*), not to mention … Continue reading Reviewing oneself
It’s now been six months since I self-published the first of my sci-fi novellas, The Forcek Assignment, so I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at what that process has been like. Generally, I have to say, it’s been a lot of fun. Once I bit the bullet and decided to … Continue reading The highs and lows of self-publishing