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
What’s this? A revamped about page! Finally, it’s only taken 10 months…
My name is Kristian Thoroughgood, alternately known as KT to my friends, or @WildBilbo on twitter (where no-one has friends). As of August 201
45, 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…
Mostly I tend to stick in the super short flash fiction categories, but I’ve been known to occasionally dabble in longer stuff:
- Friday Fictioneers – 100 word stories prompted by a photo
- Five Sentence Fiction – what it says on the box, prompted by a single word
- Terrible Minds Challenges – challenges set by noted profanity specialist Chuck Wendig (who also writes books I guess?).
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:
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.