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2023 in review: London calling to the faraway towns

The past twelve months witnessed a lot of firsts for me, including my first peer-reviewed essay published in an academic journal and writing for the UK Games Expo.

2019: Ups, downs and in between

This was the year I celebrated my fifth anniversary as a full-time writer and journalist.  On the day itself – 20th August – I was a guest of Adam Rosser on his Game On show for BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss Cyberpunk 2020, including the forthcoming video game adaptation.  Pay attention – Cyberpunk will…
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2018: Branching out and all that

2018 has been another great year for me, at least compared with Theresa May’s.  I started the year writing for a new client (ITPro), as well as becoming a full member of the National Union of Journalists. I continued to write for the BBC and Computer Weekly, and started appearing on radio.  In January, my…
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2016: Fatherhood and all that

At times, this year felt like a novel written by George R.R. Martin: shocking twists and all of your favourite characters die.  However, on the whole, 2016 was a positive year for me. I continued to write for Computer Weekly and various branches of the BBC, as well as starting to write for Alphr.  Despite…
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2015: Being Pro and All That

2015 was the year I celebrated my first year as a professional writer. This was a dramatic career change after fifteen years as an engineer. Ultimately, my only regret was that I did not begin freelancing sooner. Whilst most of my writing projects were journalistic, I also performed some copy-writing for the BBC on their…
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2014: Going Pro and All That

For me, 2014 will be remembered as the year I became a professional full-time writer/journalist. I left my part-time job as a design engineer in late August, as my holidays were quickly running out and rather than paying to work, I decided to take the leap whilst I was ahead. Despite planning for this shift…
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2012: The Apocalypse and All That

The past year, despite the apocalyptic prophecies, has overall been a positive one.  The highlight of my year would have to be my comic-fantasy short-story The Sound of Latex being published in the Fox Spirit anthology “Tales of the Nun and Dragon”.  My story has been well received, with reviewers asking for more tales of…
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