Actually, it is all about me


Significant changes have occurred at this blog.

I have retained all the original text of this page below the line (in case you are interested in what I THOUGHT I would be blogging about), otherwise this brief  summary is probably all you need.

Hi. My name is Kristian and I’m a 41 year old from Australia.

In 2014 I had some grand (ridiculous) plans about writing interesting blog posts, writing short stories, writing flash fiction, writing book reviews, and writing a novel.

In 2016 I realised that I don’t have a time machine and that there is no way I can do all this stuff. In accordance with my usual approach to things, I got discouraged, depressed and gave up.

Now, in early 2017, I have returned to this blog with a single objective. Write my novel and keep myself accountable to others by updating the blog with my daily word counts – of which I’m aiming for a measly 350 words for 5 days out of 7.

If I feel the urge, I may blog some additional stuff – like how I’m feeling, how I’m finding the writing process, problems I’m having in the novel and other stuff that I fell like dumping onto the internet.

Thanks for checking out my blog.



The OLD About Me Page

About Time

What’s this? A revamped about page! Finally, it’s only taken 10 months…

About Me

My name is Kristian Thoroughgood, alternately known as KT to my friends, or @WildBilbo on twitter (where no-one has friends). As of August 20145, I am thirty-nine forty years old. Australian.

As you can see in the picture above, I have two monkeys children who are generally stressful and troublesome delightful and the light of my life. Behind the camera is my long-suffering lovely wife.

About Uncertain Tales

This blog my own little kingdom in that vast sea of tears called the internet. I have forged this  realm from scrap; from the cast-off words, the rejected themes, and the abandoned story-lines left by the authors, bloggers, and word-smiths who came before me.

It is intended to be both a place for me to polish my creative writing muscles (not a double entendre) in the hope that others might read and comment on my musings. What musings? Well…

Flash fiction

Mostly I tend to stick in the super short flash fiction categories, but I’ve been known to occasionally dabble in longer stuff:

Book reviews

I’m reading with intent  these days – I’ve a focus on reading widely and learning all I can about how to write, what works and what does not. As such, I now keep a list of the books I have read on my Bibliophagy (meaning book eating) page, and from 2015 I have reviewed some of these books in depth.

Recommended book reviews:

  • click here for book reviews tagged ‘5 Stars
  • click here for book reviews tagged ‘4 Stars‘.

Other articles

This catch-all is for anything else that I choose to write, which might include stuff on writing, gardening, poetry, personal stuff… basically it’s my party blog and I’ll cry blather if I want to.

Disclaimers and such and so-forth

My opinions are my own (certainly not my employer’s) or, in the event I am ever offered money to have/change an opinion, then my opinion will be whatever the highest bidder’s chooses it to be.

Whilst I take some care to be at least moderately informed about any topic I speak or write about, I am super lazy, and may not fully research stuff. Further, these opinions are subject to rapid change in the face of passionate argument, greater evidence, and/or threats of physical beatings.

On my blog, Evidence beats Passion.

And Beatings beat everything (duh, that’s why its called Beating).


If any of this sounds interesting, then I’d love you to follow, read, and maybe even comment – I do try to interact with my readers whenever I can (results may vary):

  • If you’re a WordPress user, click on the follow button!
  • If not, click the drop-down and find the subscribe by email button!
  • Follow me on twitter here!
  • Stalk me in real life here!
  • Fax me here!
  • Check my profile on Pinterest!

If you have a suggestion/issue/bone-to-pick, please leave a comment under this page.

In any case, welcome to Uncertain Tales and thanks for reading.




19 thoughts on “Actually, it is all about me

  1. Kristian? I thought you were Wild Bilbo – sort of a crazy Bilbo Baggins (um… I’m not into Hobbits; hope I spelled that correctly). And I also thought you looked a bit like Roy Orbison (it’s the glasses, mate!).

    Delightful to learn more about you, KT. I’m a regular reader (as you know) of your blog, and I have a great respect for your way with a story. Keep up the good work. You are one talented Aussie! 🙂

    Sigh… now if only I could get my act together and write something on my ABOUT page. It’s on my ‘to do’ list – along with a zillion other things.

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    1. Thank you very much Kate – I appreciate the kind words (and there’s worse things than being compared to the Big O!)

      Origins of WildBilbo is a bit of a silly story really – I was signing up for an online thing (twitter I think) and my choice of username was Wild Bill (for reasons) was taken (because of course it was). I thought of WildBilbo as a secondary option to this, and… here we are!

      I redid mine after noticing that it was one of the most clicked on pages/posts I’ve done – it gets a lot of traffic, and it basically said nothing! So, here we are – hopefully a few useful links, and a better insight into my page (and by extension, myself I guess!).

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  2. Me again KT- A Twitter friend and I are looking for authors to contribute short stories for a possible anthology. The stories would all involve microbial life in some way. If you think you would be interested in writing something for it, drop me a line at You can drop in to my Twitter feed to see how this idea sprouted at @elctrcrngr. Would love to hear from you!

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  3. I just wanted to wish you an early Happy New Year. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement this past year. May you find renewed fulfillments in your blogs this New Year and may your blogging families ever increase. Blessings. Roger

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    1. G’day Roger – I would say the same back to you! I always appreciate your comments and enjoy your stories. I enjoy the camaraderie of blogging, and I enjoy the feeling of developing my skills among a cadre of like-minded people, obviously including yourself.

      Best of luck in this new year and may 2016 be a productive one!

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