Creative fun in
the palm of your hand.
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February 14 1986
Rutland, England
About Me
If you've got this far, then you've already read the bit on my portfolio, but this is the potted version: I'm an aspiring novelist, I'm currently unemployed and whilst I should be either writing a book or finding a job, I spend most of my time playing video games instead. Still not entirely sure that it's time wasted.
Type of Writer
Primarily a novelist, as said. Mainly fantasy and sci-fi, but also the occasional detective piece.
Writing Style
I don't consider myself as having a fixed style. It depends on what I feel the story requires. But I experiment where I can.
Writing books, reading books, watching films and TV, playing video games. I'm not that complicated a guy. Also love to travel, but I never have any money, so it hardly ever happens. *sigh*
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Favorite Genres
Fantasy, science-fiction, police procedurals.
Favorite Books
Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld' series, especially 'Night Watch', 'Going Postal' and 'Thud!'. Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' and 'The Sandman'. Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'. Kurt Busiek's 'Astro City'.
Favorite Authors
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Iain M. Banks, Kurt Busiek & China Mieville.
Favorite Quote
"Hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction."
Favorite Music
Orbital, Deadmau5, The Chemical Brothers, Underworld & Sigur Ros.
Favorite Movies
Apocalypse Now, The Proposition, The Shawshank Redemption, Drive & The Bourne Identity.
Favorite Shows
Battlestar Galactica (new series), Lost, Person of Interest, Doctor Who (new series) & Spooks.
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