I’ve got a bit of a brand problem. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in all sorts of things. I began my academic career with music, physics and cosmology, interests I’ve kept up without relent. I have degree qualifications in anthropology and still pursue my life-long interest in human evolutionary paths. … More Writing and branding – a practical lesson in extreme interests
There’s no question that 2016 was a year of horror, what with every influential musician and celebrity on the planet dropping dead. Then hipsters decided deconstructed burgers were the best thing since somebody randomly threw some bits of salad and bun in the direction of a plate. All that’s quite apart from my personal adventures which … More Why 2017 is going to be a cooler year than last
A commenter on one of my older – but relentlessly popular – technical posts about battleship design got a bit exercised the other week when I suggested a particular naval source book was ‘partisan’. He was determined to assert his absolute view over what he supposed mine to be – finally informing me I was … More The key to human understanding is abstraction
Here’s a quick reminder to check out and ‘like’ my official Facebook author page. https://www.facebook.com/MatthewWrightNZ/ It’s got all sorts of stuff including fun quotes by writers, various things by and about me – what I’m doing – and more. Check it out. Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016
The holidays are over. 2016 awaits, and here’s what’s coming this year in Matthew Wright land. I’ve got a lot planned for this blog – the usual science posts, weekly writing contest, my regular weekend writing posts and more. This year is also filled with writing projects and some exciting publishing developments – starting with the full print-and-ebook launch … More OK, holiday over – here’s what’s ahead for 2016
Happy new year everybody! It’s taken me until 2 January to write a New Years’ post. I am trying to take a holiday. I need one. Last year consisted of a succession of hammer blows for myself and family, coalescing to make one of the worst years since 1984. As for 2016? The unknown stretches out … More Here’s to 2016!
So it’s the end of another year. They seem to come around ever faster these days. This year, for various reasons, is one I wouldn’t want to repeat – in our family we’ve called it the ‘year that never stopped giving’, and not in a good way. I won’t bore you with the details. Suffice … More A tumultuous year to wrap up