They say you should start as you mean to go on.
I wanted the first post on Chapter 23 to be something of value rather than just throat-clearing so here we go.
Here are the Friend Links for all of my existing posts on Medium to the end of 2019.
This means that you can read everything I wrote on Medium for free despite it being behind their paywall.
Think of it as a giant fuck you to Medium.
Wait. Did I say that out loud? That’s not what I meant to say at all.
Think of it as a giant THANK YOU to my readers.
Yes. That sounds much better.
In the New Year I’ll send out regular friend links to all of my writing — past, present, and future.
So expect at least once a week to see an excerpt of a post with a friend link to the full article so that you can read it for free.
I’ll also post special things that you won’t find anywhere else on an ad-hoc basis but that’s a secret so promise not to tell.
Paid subscribers can also expect something extra on the 23rd of every month.
Surprises are in store for those who stick around.
Fingers Pointing at the Moon
Haiku for Her
Chicken and the Road
Perfection is the Starting Point of the Soul
Red Light Warning
What’s in Your Drafts Folder?
Good grief, Goodreads
I’m Scared That 20 Years Ago I Killed Myself
Random Green Man
Lovecraftian Observational Humour
Five minutes of silence
According to Medium I’m a Top Writer in Humor
The Crossroads of ‘Well, duh!’ and ‘No fucking shit?’
How to Make It on the Misogynist Dominated Tedium
Heavy on the Magick
What’s the Point You’re Trying to Make?
So You’ve Been on Medium for Two Weeks and That Suddenly Makes You an Expert on the Subject
I Love Music More Than I Love You
Let Them Eat Fish
There’s Nothing Correct About Political Correctness
For the Love of Good Music
Colours of a Bruise
What’s Your Story?
One Minute Reads for Writers — 30 Posts in 30 Days
We Are Full of Humans
Notes from a Conversation I Never Had with Paul Auster
Notes From a Talk by Timothy Leary
The Hero’s Journey in 27 Chapters
You Edit Your Work
Books are Speaking to Them
Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
How Random is Random?
Remember What The Dormouse Said
What’s your Textual Preference?
Book to Film
To Do List of a Non-writing Writer
How to Get Inside Your Character’s Head
John Gardner’s Fictive Dream
Can Writing Be as Fun as Playing Video Games?
The First Draft
What Are Your Excuses For Not Writing?
How many characters do you really need?
Writing Critiques Without Tears
Write Or Die
Advice on Getting Published
Does The Size Matter?
They Call Me Mister James!
Welcome to Sarcasm
Don’t Give Up — Get Better
A message for young people from a grumpy old man
This is my courageous life, show me yours
I Wrote a Letter to God
Buy Me a Drink and I’ll Tell You a Story
Life is a Game: Insert Coins & Press Start
I’ve contemplated suicide every day of my life since the age of eleven
My Photos of Japan
Review: Choose Yourself by James Altucher
Review of ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’ by Susan Cain
Review: ‘From Zero to Sixty’ by Kat Tretina
No-One Gives a Shit About Your Blog
Review of ‘Unspeak’ by Steven Poole
Review: ‘Operation Enough! How to Retire Remarkably Early’ by Anita Dhake
What is good communication?
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Twitter* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
Image Prompt 11
Image Prompt 10
Life is a shitty first draft — you only get rewrites if you’re Buddhist
To blog or not to blog
All writers are assholes but not all assholes are writers
Character — The Carrot and Stick Approach
I’ve launched a Patreon campaign to support my writing. April fools Day marks the official start.
Postcards from Japan
Rule of Thumb #ruleofthumb
Fat Man Blues — Review by James Garside [The Magical Buffet]
Review: ‘Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder’ by Nassim Taleb
Review: Mark Thomas — Showtime from the Frontline, West Yorkshire Playhouse
All Writers Are Gaijin
Nanowrimo Boot Camp
We’re all going home in an ambulance
What are Your Writing Obsessions?
Stupid Library Questions
Please Don’t Read This
No offence intended, but shut the fuck up
Why don’t we just talk about loneliness? [Big Issue North]
Review: Twitter for Writers — Rayne Hall
A brief introduction to the Beat Generation
6,000 reasons to burn my laptop. Apparently.
Murder on the trans-siberian express
Writer’s Notebook: Copywork and Story Models
Writer’s Notebook: Destroy the Heart
Death and Taxes
Writer’s Notebook: A Writer’s View
Noam Chomsky on Writing
Writer’s Notebook: The only relationship you need to cultivate is between you and the page
Writer’s Notebook: Dawn Chorus
Writer’s Notebook: Once upon a time in Brighton
Sorry, wrong meeting
Shut up, James
What to do when someone is wrong on the internet
Review: Old School — Tobias Wolff
Writer’s Notebook: Automatic Writing for the People
Writer’s Notebook: Five Pages Per Day — the daily output of a non-writing writer
Writer’s Notebook: Diary Extract
Writer’s Notebook: Scratched Vinyl
Writer’s Notebook: What’s Your Origins Story?
Review: Consider the Lobster — David Foster Wallace
Writer’s Notebook: Environment / Setting
Writer’s Notebook: I’ve no idea what I was blathering on about
Hating Harry Potter
Writer’s Notebook: Totally Gonzo
My Twitter Rules (in the order that I just made them up)
Writer’s Notebook: cul-de-sac
Writer’s Notebook: Advice from a Drunk Writer
Writer’s Notebook: In the beginning was the Word
Writer’s Notebook: Words of Encouragement
Writer’s Notebook: Some Thoughts on a Media Diet
Review: The Magic of Israel Regardie
Review: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Dave McKean on his creative process
Notes: Generation Hex
Some notes on presentation skills
Why do you write? To show the world its own dreams.
The post-it notes of a non-writing writer
If I wasn’t a fraud or afraid…
Writer’s Notebook: Read Once and Destroy!
R.I.P Graffiti Living
Notes from the Trenches — Ask Me Anything
Notes from the Trenches — Don’t Break the Chain
Notes from the Trenches — Unfriendified Flying Pig Poo
Notes from the Trenches — Nano Why Mo?!
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a typewriting monkey
Evil Pixies and How to Beat Them
Pictures of scratched vinyl
graffiti living: write to live, live to write
Sparky: writers, shamans, creativity and magick
What do your reading habits say about what you should be writing?
Cold White Room
‘Don’t just do something, sit there!’
Healthy, wealthy, and wise
38 Minutes Delayed by a Fatality
Save the Hedgehog of Democracy!