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« Reply #4095 on: August 22, 2012, 03:13:29 AM »

Good luck on the writing front, Del. I'm still flat out with work, but I'm actually enjoying what I'm doing, so that helps, but it's tiring on mind and body, which means the writing is on the backburner again.
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« Reply #4096 on: August 22, 2012, 07:50:21 AM »

I'm today's featured writer at Ether Books. Yeay!
http://theetherblog.posterous.com/writer-wednesday-geoff-nelder

and a mugshot - gulp.
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« Reply #4097 on: August 22, 2012, 08:36:59 AM »

I'm today's featured writer at Ether Books. Yeay!
http://theetherblog.posterous.com/writer-wednesday-geoff-nelder

and a mugshot - gulp.


Had you just escaped from HMP Dartmoor?

Great interview; an especially interesting boyhood.

On the novel front I would have added stamina as an attribute needed in writing a novel.

Oh, and it must have slipped your mind to mention me in your list of favourite, inspirational authors.

DW Cheesy

(Excellent video, by the way)
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« Reply #4098 on: August 22, 2012, 11:31:24 AM »

Nice one, Geoff. Love the fact that you thought everyone's dad illustrated sci-fi magazines!
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« Reply #4099 on: August 22, 2012, 11:52:14 AM »

Great interview Geoff!  cheers
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« Reply #4100 on: August 23, 2012, 02:34:47 AM »

bikoman:- Good Science fiction is the ultimate escapist fiction.......i would have thought:- BAD Science fiction is the ultimate escapist fiction........

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« Reply #4101 on: August 23, 2012, 01:29:59 PM »

bikoman:- Good Science fiction is the ultimate escapist fiction.......i would have thought:- BAD Science fiction is the ultimate escapist fiction........

well done! 
You have a point, though if it's really bad I can't see how readers can escape into or with it, they'd just stop reading. Ta for the well done. Anyone can do it.
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« Reply #4102 on: August 23, 2012, 04:43:22 PM »

was refering to the writer and not the reader Cheesy
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« Reply #4103 on: August 24, 2012, 04:21:28 AM »

was refering to the writer and not the reader Cheesy

Haha, you specialise in ambiguity.  Wink
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« Reply #4104 on: August 25, 2012, 08:39:02 AM »

Looks like I've managed to fix up a London launch for the paperback of 'Serpentine'. Hurrah! Anyone in town on 26 November, please pop along and say 'hi'. I'll post details nearer the time. Just a relief to have found a venue and an organisation to host the event so that I don't have to do anything other than get myself there. The publisher will cart the books to the event, so I won't even have to do that. Great relief. Books are heavy...
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« Reply #4105 on: August 25, 2012, 12:15:14 PM »

well done, Delph. I'd be very interested in how the launch is being arranged by Circaidy Gregory Press, being as they - like my LL-Publications - is a small press without the huge resources of the mainstream publishers. I've been to my two nearest Waterstones but they're not interested in signings / launches any more with small press. The Chester Waterstones said I might be given a slot in 2013 ! Carlisle Waterstones will have me but its a long trek with maybe only 3 friends up there over 140 miles from here. I don't know what I'm doing on November 26h but I'll pencil it in.
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« Reply #4106 on: August 25, 2012, 12:42:24 PM »

Thanks Geoff - this isn't a Circaidy Gregory Press do; it's the Gruntlers Theatre, who have been kind enough to agree to host the event at the Poetry Cafe, which means as well as me there will be the usual Gruntlers mix of Eastern European and Middle Eastern poetry and music. They've agreed to do this because I've performed with them before so they know me and know I'll fit with their ethos. Circaidy Gregory Press, with the best will in the world, were finding it impossible to get me a suitable venue in London without a huge outlay of cash, which of course indie presses simply don't have.
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« Reply #4107 on: August 26, 2012, 04:55:47 AM »

I just sold Patrick Stewart  cheers

(at the Witton Park art exhibition)
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« Reply #4108 on: August 27, 2012, 04:18:12 AM »

Congratulations! My attempts at human trafficking always go wrong somehow. If I can't find a buyer in the first few days I get busy and forget about them until the basement starts to smell.  Maybe I should try it with a celebrity. Lady Gaga is bound to stir more interest than a random jogger.     


I spent the last four days milking my VIP lanyard for all it was worth at the Sidewalk Film Festival. Lots of fun, free beer, good movies, free food. Not much sleep, though. The best film I saw was "Blues for Willadean". It was one of the most emotionally violent films I've ever seen, but at times it was also very funny. The worst was "VHS", a found-footage anthology horror film. Some of the parts were really good, but I hate that nauseating camera style. "The Fourth Dimension", "Compliance", "Saturday Morning Massacre"and "The Comedy" were also great.   
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« Reply #4109 on: September 02, 2012, 12:10:01 PM »

Having a weekend away at the moment at CenterParcs. It's just nice to get away, even if it is only for a few days. It feels like a holiday. The great thing is we were able to hire a bike with a wheelchair on the front, so we can cart our youngest around. The apartment is comfortable. Feels a bit odd to me that out of the past week I've only spent one night in my own bed -- the rest of the time I've been in hotel beds and now this apartment. I don't mind, though. It's an interesting year. I like a bit of variety.

Had a bit of a scare on Friday. I sent two of my guys to a job site where they stumbled upon a large quantity of asbestos fibres, so they took a sample and then shut down the site. We're getting it tested on Monday to find out exactly what it is before bringing in a cleanup crew. You don't mess around with that stuff. Thankfully the builder is of the same mind. Some don't worry about it and try to clean it up themselves to save money. It's just not worth it.
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