Just invented the Pennyblade. It’s very simple: Tall glass with ice25 ml absintheTop with half lemonade/half cranberry juice. Add a lemon slice. As many of you will already know, it’s named after my grimdark fantasy novel and tastes exactly like the main character’s personality. Find out more here: jamesworrad.com/february-2022-…
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No one takes the Rome-never-happened person seriously on account of her being so ludicrous and thin-skinned. But it’ll only take someone charismatic and superficially reasonable to jump her grift and I’ll be spending my final years being mocked by midwits for believing Ovid wasn’t Stephanie Harris or Zack Snyder or whatever. And it’ll be my […]
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Here’s a link to a post I wrote for Risingshadow.net in which I look at vulgarity, cursing and general lewdness in the fantasy genre. It’s an issue of interest to me given how Pennyblade has been received. It was also a lot of fun to write.
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Happiness is like a flock of butterflies, fragile and ignorant to your beck and call. But satisfaction? That’s something you’ve power over, can make grow by working on things that truly fire you. Satisfaction is a field of flowers and flowers attract butterflies from time to time.
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Honestly? Aside from two magazine articles I’ve never read any Gore Vidal. I can rain neither mana nor venom upon his historical novels, whatever worth they possess. But what I can say– and will die upon any hill you choose saying- is that as far as building a writer’s nest goes, Mr Vidal absolutely nailed […]
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