A Bite of… Page McAlaster from ‘the Arbiter’

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Q1. Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Page McAlaster and I guess you could call me a Fixer. This might surprise you, but there’s plenty of other planes of existence out there. I hop between them, do a bit of work for the things that run our plane. I call them things, but I think they generally prefer ‘Masters’. They’re not going to be thrilled that I’m sharing this, but you’re not going to believe me anyway, right?
I’ve been doing this job for a few months now. Before that I was a corporate mediator. Guess you could say I’m used to dealing with demons.

Q2. What’s the strangest place you’ve ever been to?

Have you ever read any H. P. Lovecraft? Because he talks a lot about the phrase ‘non Euclidean’. I read a lot as a child, and I always found the idea…

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Friday Friends – A Rude Awakening from ‘The Arbiter’

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Pain pierces through me, it’s a familiar feeling but it’s been a while since I’ve had it this badly. I can feel flesh and bone shift, warp and knit back together as if I’m made of wax.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a jumper,” I manage to mutter as my jaw pops back into place and my vision begins to clear.
I’m right, of course. I’m lying alongside the road, the shadow of a bridge blocking out the moon above. For a harrowing second I think it’s the same bridge I was just on, but I realise that one was over a river, not a road. It’s also not a full moon back home.
Thank God for small favours. I grunt as my spine clicks back into place and feel around my body. I’ve lost a lot of blood, apparently, no wonder I’m dizzy. Damnit. It’s the face last, always…

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Let’s Talk: 50k words in 10 days

NaNoWriMo was last month and I sped through it like a demon during my time off. By the tenth day I’d finished the 50k word count (and my novel). So I wanted to talk a bit about how I normally write, how I wrote to get there so quickly and some general swift-writing tips.

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