WIP Edition 3: 13 June



My Main WIP – The Gift

No progress this fortnight.

In Other Stories

Nothing to see here. It’s been one of those dry periods, though I am exploring an idea that was suggested in one of the “What Readers Want to Read” YouTube videos. Writing is not always about words on the page, though this idea has morphed into a possible trilogy!

Non Fiction

I wrote the comparison piece Comparing Restaurant Delivery Partners: Deliveroo, uberEATS & Just Eat on my restaurant blog.

I also went back to my web and marketing roots with a post called Building a Better Restaurant Website.

Two quick business book reviews of Platform & What it Takes to be Free.

I also did a deep-dive piece titled What is Your Real Personality Type (According to Social Media)? as it is incredible how much the social media platforms know about you from what you voluntarily share.

I wrote a short exploratory piece on your Shadow Self.

Still not wrapped the video clip for Help 4 Hospitality though 🙁


Mixed bag with some business books (Platform & What it Takes to be Free) and started and finished Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – the second book in the trilogy. The review is posted on this site.

Daily Life

Three of my four restaurants remain closed, but one is offering take away and delivery. It’s not like it was before the pandemic but people are steadily returning to normal. Lots of statutory duties to fulfil to keep the wheels turning. I also completed a copywriting course – always improving my skills!

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    About 40 years ago, I discovered role-playing and Dungeons and Dragons in one of the after school clubs. It revealed a universe that allowed me to flex my storytelling muscles and enjoy a mixture of fantasy and sci-fi and feed the escapist dreamer inside.

    Over time, I played (and story-led - marked with *) many systems including Call of Cthulhu*, Shadowrun, Dungeons & Dragons*, Middle Earth, In Nomine*, Bushido, Chivalry & Sorcery, Chill, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Gammaworld, Hawkmoon, Stormbringer, Immortals*, Marvel Super Heroes, Paranoia, RuneQuest, Vampire: The Masquerade*, and a couple of systems my own devising (Medieval* and Parody*).

    I explored live-action role-playing – eventually running my own club and creating my own LARP systems (Fools Gold and Dream Conquest) – and usually found myself in script-writing or game-master duty, writing over 500 individual live adventures over the period (usually weekly), many linked into the world events of the fantasy land we created. I also volunteered for Curious Pastimes and Lorien Trust at their main LARP events (special effects at the Ritual Circle), and did a little script work, cameos and improv for Curious Pastimes. I was also the South East's Editor (UK) for the LARP magazine The Adventurer. The biggest event I ran was a 10-month modern-day "murder mystery" LARP set around parts of Kent where characters were "always-on" and could get updates and interactions at any time outside of scheduled events. That was in the 1990s.

    I was also the artistic director for English Heritage for their live Halloween Horrors events at Fort Amherst in Kent from 1998-1999.

    Now, I write as the mood takes me with occasional competitions and challenges, and this year (2020) I will be taking on #NaNoWriMo.

    Here's to the future!