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Alien names

Alien names

I had decided on the genre, Sci-fi. Of course, that meant alien planets, alien beings. The problem that hit me straight away, irrespective of whether I liked it or not, was that aliens probably aren’t called John Smith and planets need to be something other than Mars....

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The minefield of being a writer.

The minefield of being a writer.

I had written 50,000 words and sacked 45,000 of them. I had no plot. Not good. ‘YouTube’ I thought ‘got to be plenty of advice on how to write a book on YouTube.’ Turns out anyone who has ever written so much as an e mail has advice on how to write a best seller....

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Do aliens speak English?

Do aliens speak English?

It looks a distinct possibility according to NASA. I kid you not!! A ground-breaking study undertaken by NASA suggests the unthinkable. Using a mathematical algorithm, apparently proven to an accuracy of 99.98%, not only would aliens understand English but they would...

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Multi-Universes, a theory to debunk the existence of God?

Multi-Universes, a theory to debunk the existence of God?

It seems that our universe is just perfect. It’s very existence depends on absolute precision; a series of unlikely coincidences. Did you know that if the protons, within an atom, were just 0.2% more massive, then they would simply decay? Or, if gravity was just...

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A Dreadful Error

A Dreadful Error

So, there I was. I had got that first sentence on the page; even thought of a decent name for my protagonist. I checked out the word count for a decent size sci-fi novel; somewhere between 60-100 thousand words seemed to be consistent, certainly in so far as the...

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The day I decided to write a book

The day I decided to write a book

It’s Christmas 2016. After banging on about writing a book for the last six months I got sick of the ‘have you started that book yet?’ comment. I looked at my reflection in the upstairs bathroom mirror and said out loud ‘right let’s do this thing!’ Stomping...

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Huge Black Hole blasts out a ‘double burp’

Huge Black Hole blasts out a ‘double burp’

So there we have it, it’s official, the news channels announce that black holes burp once they consumed all in its path. I’m sceptical. I have read that Black Holes were devised to rectify a mathematical problem in Einsteins 'theory of relativity'. The event horizon...

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