It’s been a very quiet year on the writing front, with the decline in freelance jobs really hitting across the board. Combine that with my day job and I don’t feel I’ve done a lot.
That said, I’ve had some pleasing progress on the fiction front. I have a novel outline mostly complete and some initial writing undertaken as well. It’s slower going on my graphic novel script but it’s still slowly progressing.
Here’s hoping 2014 is a more productive one from a writing viewpoint, and I hope it’s a great one for you.
Pleased to do an other piece for the ABC – this time on the recently released Marvel Heroes MMO from Gazillion. You can read it here.
It was nice to move well outside the tech sphere to provide two show reports for veteran Springsteen site Backstreets. As a huge Springsteen fan myself, it’s far from objective but it was a great show – Springsteen is one of the last great bandleaders.
Article here (go to 2013 setlists and look for the March 18th and 20th 2013 shows in Sydney)
Just completed a 3000-word music app roundup for Australian Macworld - hard to believe I’ve been writing for the venerable mag / website for over 10 years now. Here’s the link for the feature.
Also lots of editing and writing over at The Oceanic Gamer – it’s a great team I have over there now and if you’re into MMOs at all it’s worth a look.
Pleased to do a third piece for Bleeding Cool, this time a review of an independent local comic release.
Read the review here.
I’ve been slack submitting stuff to the ABC, so I’m glad to break the drought with a piece on MMOs and how the dollar can work against innovation.
Full article here.
You can read it right here - was nice to be able to profile some local talent and hopefully will be able to do some more in the future as well. If you’re an Aussie or NZ comic creator and would like your work reviewed, I’m always happy to hear from you.
Had a great weekend in Melbourne – covered the inaugural Oz Comic-Con for the very influential comics website Bleeding Cool. The Convention itself turned out to have some organisational issues but I’m hopeful they’ll do better second time around. I’ll be writing a follow-up piece for Bleeding Cool on the handful of Aussie publishers/writers/artists/podcasters I managed to meet.
It’s great to be writing about an area I’ve loved since childhood and hopefully I’ll be doing some more in this area.
The past three months’ writing efforts have been focused on keeping TOROZ running smoothly. PhD studies have also rightfully claimed a big chunk of time.
My next commissioned writing gig is a piece for Bleeding Cool Comics on Oz Comic Con. I’ll also be spending a short period of time with Stan Lee (fan-purchased time, not media time) to have a photo taken and have a comic autographed – doesn’t get much better than that.
Nice to do another piece for AMW and a larger one to boot. It’s a 3000-word feature on music-related apps for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch. It’ll be appearing in the February 2012 print issue and I’m assuming online sometime after.
Update: here it is