Video games as Writing Inspirations.

Back at the dawn of literature people who could write books could only draw inspiration from their own lives or from the verbal tales and folk lore that had been told to them. As writing became more prevalent, authors could draw more and more upon the work of others. It is as the famous phrase goes: “To write you have to read”. This was the status-quo for many years until the advent of the moving picture. With movies and television came a new way to tell stories. With these new, popular narrative devices, the audience to began to change. Things needed to happen and they needed to happen fast to keep people’s attention. Continue reading

The pointlessness of my course.

So as some of you might know, I am in my third year of a Creative Writing course at university. I don’t much like it. To tell you all the reasons why would be an entire dissertation so for now I will simply say, it is all pointless.

Last week on a module called Experimental Writing (which sounds pretentious as hell) we spent two and a half hours studying a poem by Gertrude Stein called ‘A Completed Portrait of Picasso’ (Read it here:¬†http://www.english.upenn.edu/~jenglish/Courses/Spring02/104/steinpicasso.html. If you can make it to the end without losing a shard of your mind then you are a better person than me. (Or are insane). I lost the will to continue at this point and longed for a strong drink to destroy even the memory of the poem. Continue reading

A new challenger enters.

A module at university required us to create a website about our editing projects so I thought ‘What better than my own book?’

But I went above and beyond that simple ask. I acquired myself a badass domain name. No ‘.com’, ‘.co.uk’ or ‘.org’ for this guy. Nope. ‘.ninja’ all the way. Who wouldn’t want to click on a link ending in ‘.ninja’? Boring people, that’s who.

So what is this new site for when I already have a Twitter, a Facebook and a Website. Well this will be my central hub, my main professional presence where I can rant and rave to my hearts content and hopefully draw some others into the madness too. This should be your number one stop for any ‘Sword Summoner’ news.

So, tell me what you think. Until next time, peace.