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Privacy online

Privacy online

Privacy online can seem like a contradictory topic for authors – I mean, we want people to know about us, right? It doesn’t have to be. Here’s some really simple stuff you can do to be safer and findable.

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Cortiian physiognomy

Cortiian physiognomy

Cortiian physiognomy – what do the Cortii look like? Given the species’ genetic potential, the Federated Planets Alliance continues to investigate, but studies to date have failed to reliably reproduce similar results.

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What we can learn from myths and legends

What we can learn from myths and legends

Myths and legends Hercules and the Aegean. Persephone and Hades. Midas. Myths and legends are often seen as cautionary tales, like the precursor to Aesop's fables, but I put it to you that in many cases, this may simply be bad publicity, or even that they were ideas...

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Heading into 2020

Heading into 2020

Heading into 2020, I realise that 2019 was a year full of changes, most of them astonishingly positive ones. I’m looking forwards to our coming orbit around our primary.

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Indie author: it means we do all the hard shit as well

Indie author: it means we do all the hard shit as well

I’m honestly not certain which annoys me more some days: the traditional publishing industry, busily making noise about how they’re the gatekeepers of publishing, or the fortunately rare indie author stating loudly that just because they can’t edit and drew their cover art in MS Paint, it’s still, to nick a Pinocchio line, ‘a real book!’

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Witches and Werewolves and Vampires, oh my

Witches and Werewolves and Vampires, oh my

Of witches, werewolves, and vampires, dare I say, I don’t have a firm favourite when it comes to reading (or movies). (Yes, all right, calm down, there’s still plenty of Hallowe’en left to find me and feed me to a wandering hungry spirit…)

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Available for pre-order: The Gaia Solution

Available for pre-order: The Gaia Solution

The Gaia Collection is Claire’s hopeful dystopian trilogy, set 200 years in the future after much of the planet and the human race have been decimated during The Event, when the world went to war with high-energy radiation weapons.

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Telepathy, empathy, kinesis, precognition

Telepathy, empathy, kinesis, precognition

Telepathy, empathy, kinesis, precognition – these are the so-called mainline Abilities recognised by the Independent Extra-Sensory Regulatory Organisation, due to the fact that their manifestation across multiple species is relatively consistent.

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Etymology Excavation: neither heads nor tails

Etymology Excavation: neither heads nor tails

Neither heads nor tails – not heads nor tales, but sometimes neither head nor tail in the UK. Is Cicero responsible for this phrase, or does it tie back to the old tradition of flipping a coin if the braining gets too hard?

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Chrysalides, cusps, and changes

Chrysalides, cusps, and changes

And what the hell do chrysalides, cusps, and changes have to do with one another, or indeed with writing that next book? Well, read on, it may get clearer. It may not.

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The real species behind the Matrix

The real species behind the Matrix

A.I. got all the credit for coming up with a way to use humanity for electricity and heat, but the real species behind the idea of farming humanity for food and heat was much more familiar.

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