Writing 2018: Marching Onwards

(Geddit? Because it’s March? Never mind…)

2017 was a memorable year for me. Possibly one of the most memorable in my entire life. Either way, it was definitely one of the most transformative. It was a year of euphoric highs (including not one but two amazing trips to Cardiff, finally seeing the Foo Fighters in concert, getting to meet a whole host of famous faces, and landing my first ever permanent job) – but it was also a year of devastating lows. Sudden, unexpected, heartbreaking lows that, if I’m completely honest, I still haven’t fully moved on from. Nor do I expect I ever will.

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Penned: A Rub-a-Duck Story

Trapped a hundred years in the future with no friends, no direction, and no magical rubber duck to help him escape, Penn must scour the Earth in the hope of finding his way back home. Blighted by a curse of immortality and stalked by an eternal shadow, the path ahead promises to be a long and winding road…

Penned is a six-part series of short stories set in the Rub-a-Duck universe, chronicling the events that follow the conclusion to A Quack in Time. Featuring Christmas specials, excavations into literal and psychological depths, and an epic two-part finale, Penned dares to go where no duck has gone before.

Read all six chapters now!

  1. The Nutquacker
  2. Ruins of a Mastermind
  3. Quackdrophenia
  4. Eternoël
  5. Rich in Heart
  6. Rich in Spirit

Short Story: Penned #5 – Rich in Heart (Part 1 of 2)

Stalked by an eternal shadow, Penn is thrown into a deadly confrontation and forced to make an impossible choice. Damaged by a broken heart and a broken spirit, can he trust himself to do what’s right in the moment of truth?

Download: Penned #5 – Rich in Heart (bookfold)

Penned will conclude in “Rich in Spirit”, releasing on 25th February!

The Twelfth Doctor Top 40

Never be cruel, never be cowardly… and never, ever eat pears! Remember, hate is always foolish, and love is always wise. Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind. Oh, and you mustn’t tell anyone your name. No one would understand it anyway… except… except children. Children can hear it, sometimes, if their hearts are in the right place, and the stars are too. Children can hear your name. But nobody else. Nobody else, ever.

Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Doctor, I let you go…

And with those words on Christmas Day 2017, Peter Capaldi’s time in the TARDIS was over. With exactly 40 episodes under his belt, here are my final rankings of the entire Twelfth Doctor era…

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Coming Soon: Penned – The Final Chapters!

“Who wants to live forever?”

Stalked by an eternal shadow, Penn is thrown into a deadly confrontation and forced to make an impossible choice. Damaged by a broken heart and a broken spirit, can he trust himself to do what’s right in the moment of truth?

Age-old mysteries are finally revealed as a grand army rises and a terrible war is waged. With the past, present, and future hanging precariously in the balance, only one thing is for certain: darkness shall fall on the day the ducks align…

Penned will conclude in the two-part finale, “Rich in Heart” and “Rich in Spirit”, coming later this year.

Blogtor Who Digest – December 2017

A complete collection of my articles for Blogtor Who from December 2017

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 16th December: Nicholas Courtney

Happy Birthday to Who? – 29th December: Bernard Cribbins and Julian Bleach

Victoria Christmas Special: Broadcast Date and Time Confirmed

Jenna Coleman Returns to the Throne for Victoria Series 3

Doctor Who Series 9 Soundtrack Coming Early 2018

Reviews

Doctor Who – The Time of the Doctor (2013 Christmas Special)

The League of Gentlemen – 2017 Specials

Preview: Victoria Christmas Special – Comfort and Joy

Doctor Who – Twice Upon a Time (2017 Christmas Special)

Victoria Christmas Special – Comfort and Joy