A Quick Update :-)

04 Nov

One of my short stories, Bloodheat, has been published by the awesome Hagelrat over at the Un:Bound Blogzine! 🙂 I was pretty damn chuffed about it (as you could all imagine)! 🙂

Not only can you read Bloodheat (and let me know what you think, please), but there’s also plenty of other awesome fiction to be enjoyed. 🙂 Click here for Bloodheat, and here for the Short Story index. 🙂

In other news, I’m busy with some writing exercises:

The first one revolves around creating 6 characters, giving them a backstory, and then fitting them into a plot. I’ve finished the first part of the plot (all 6 characters are done and living), and I’m working on the second part. I’m really enjoying this – it seems that I write better under pressure, but we’ll see what happens with part 2. I’ll keep you updated, of course. 🙂

The second exercise involved writing a one-page something. I say ‘something’ because what came out of that exercise is damn strange – stranger than anything I’ve written to date, I guess. I’ll post it here soon, and will welcome your thoughts. 🙂

Anyway, that’s me for now! 🙂



Posted by on November 4, 2009 in Announcements


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6 responses to “A Quick Update :-)

  1. Jack Gilbert

    November 4, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Dave – its amazing what you have created with these characters.

  2. Bennie

    November 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Bloodheat was very cool! Had a bit of a Steven King atmosphere with a South African taste to it. When will there be more ?!

  3. Kimmie

    November 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    I hate short stories! because when they are awesome then i dont want it to end and it does. Bloodheat was uber awesome! Can not wait to read more of you work Dave.

  4. Philip Palmer

    December 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    These writing exercises sound cool…I used to run a writers group when I worked in theatre and we did a regular exercise of writing 5 Minute Plays in the course of a workshop session. Then next session we got actors in to perform them…some of the plays even went on to have full productions. But the whole thing was a liberating process…

    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      December 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm

      They are very cool, Phil! They forced me to think along lines I hadn’t approached before, and it brought some incredibly weird stuff out (which I am, of course, happy with), but its an ongoing process, so who knows where it’ll end up? 🙂

      • Philip Palmer

        December 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm

        There’s a tutor called Ellis Freeman at the London Film School who does a class called Writer’s Gym…calisthenics for the imagination. I thiink that’s what we all need!


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