Matthew Sylvester
Writing Challenge - What if WE were the third world country with religious extremists?

Writing Challenge – What if WE were the third world country with religious extremists?

EGYPT-POLITICS-UNRESTFirst off, I know that someone is going to be a smart Alec and say something along the lines of ‘we are, hurr, hurr, hurr.’ So, now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s look at the writing challenge

What if the UK was not the power it is now. What if religious dogma continued to dominate society, if our technology was years if not decades behind that of the East (our West)? What if we were the…

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Writing challenge - What if Guy Fawkes had been successful?

Writing challenge – What if Guy Fawkes had been successful?

A contemprorary picture of the conspirators

A contemprorary picture of the conspirators

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.

Not a lot of people actually seem to understand Guy Fawkes day anymore. Last year I even saw some people saying that it was an outmoded religious festival that needed to go. I must admit that I failed to bite my tongue and pointed out that they were complete morons.

Guy Fawkes, also…

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Writing Challenge – What if the British won the American Revolution?

The American Revolution was a pretty pivotal moment in the history of mankind so far. Not only did it see one of the world’s greatest powers losing a war - albeit because they were pretty tied up fighting across Europe as well - but it saw the formation of a country that has never been backward in coming forward.

Writing Challenge – What if the British won the American Revolution?

The American Revolution was a pretty pivotal moment in the history of mankind so far. Not only did it see one of the world’s greatest powers losing a war - albeit because they were pretty tied up fighting across Europe as well - but it saw the formation of a country that has never been backward in coming forward.

Writing challenge - What if WE were the ones discovered?

Writing challenge – What if WE were the ones discovered?

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Oooooh, scary.

I must admit that I haven’t looked very hard but this is something that has been tickling the back of my brain for a while. As I’ve said in previous posts, my brain doesn’t stop coming up with ideas for stories, games and what ifs?

What if WE were the ones to be discovered in 1492? What if the Aztecs, Mayans, Incas or any of the other American Indian tribes came across the atlantic…

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Females finally get their chance to fight on the front line with the Imperial Guard

Females finally get their chance to fight on the front line with the Imperial Guard

Women have traditionally been handled poorly when it comes to portraying them as warriors. No matter the artist, the game, the TV programme there is a problem and the problem is, that they all have tits. Not demure boobs, big strapping tits. Even when they’re wearing armour. That, or they have amazingly toned stomachs bared for all to see and slash, stab and gut. I won’t bore you with details on…

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Writing challenge - speculative fiction

Writing challenge – speculative fiction

Everyone likes to discuss what ifs. What if they hadn’t gone out with that psycho? What if they hadn’t drunk so much and slept with that pestilence-riddled munter? What if they won the lottery? What if Hitler was killed before the second world war started?

However, I’ve never heard of anyone say. What if we took classically trained musicians back in time to perform covers of modern tracks?

How…

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Raus! Untoten! - Signed Copies available

Raus! Untoten! – Signed Copies available

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I’m pleased to announce that I have a limited number of signed copies of Raus! Untoten! Not only are they limited, they are pretty unique as I doubt that I am ever going to be in a position to get Graham McNeill (New York Times best selling author for Games Workshop & Black Library) and Jeff Preston (cover artist extraordinnaire for Raus! Untoten! as well as Games Workshop) in the same room ever…

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Is this how world war three starts?

Is this how world war three starts?

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Russian artillery bombards Ukrainian positions

Things are moving quickly across Europe. Countries are fragmenting and borders seem to be redefined on a daily basis.

It feels to me that the maps of Europe in the future will resemble those of 19th century Europe.

With my author head in mind, I’ve been watching the news with great interest, especially the claims that we are entering a new Cold War.…

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I just got rejected and it was AWESOME!

I just got rejected and it was AWESOME!

A while ago I wrote my first-ever YA story for publication. It was only a short one, roughly five thousand words or so, but it was the first time I hadn’t written such a story for my kids. I sent it off to Inaccurate Realities and started working on a couple of other things that are in the pot.

Today I got a rejection and it was truly awesome, have a ganders;

Thank for your submission of “Blood…

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Test post

Test post

Test. Move along now folks, nothing to see. Apart from this. And that. Dammit, just move on.

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