About me


I’m Sam, and I live to write. I spent about 10 years trying to balance writing with a large amount of crap in my personal life, until towards the end of 2018 I threw everything out and started afresh with just my writing. I built the new me around one goal: I have to write at least 1,000 words a day. I called this goal 1K, and it changed my life.

My greatest flaws as a writer is I still use too many adjectives, adverbs, connectives as openers, accidental passive voice and I don’t force my work down people’s throats enough on pain of extreme and unusual torture. My greatest strength is I know my greatest flaws and I’m working on them. If you decide you want to follow along, stay as long as you like.



Addendum: here’s a random list of my favourite things because I feel like it:

  • Book (Fiction) – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Book (Nonfiction) – Tie – Getting Things Done by David Allen / The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Film – Mary & Max
  • Radio Show – I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue
  • New Favourite TV Series – BoJack Horseman
  • ^ Episode of – ‘Free Churro’/’The View From Halfway Down’, but realistically all of it.
  • Second Favourite TV Series – The West Wing
  • ^ Episode of – Two Cathedrals
  • Foods – Vegetable Phall & Linda McCartney Vegetarian Crispy Duck, followed by Nacho Pasta Bake
  • Month – April
  • Day – April 13th
  • Number – 13, followed by 4
  • Train Station – Ore Railway Station (pictured above)
  • Colour – Tie – Light Pink / Light Blue
  • App – Trello, followed by Hemingway
  • Gadget – Valkrie (Gaming PC: Ryzen 9 5950X/RTX 3080 Ti/32GB DDR4), spelling intentional, think i-gadget trope.
  • Way to write – Typing/Google Docs
  • Way to spend an evening – Playing games with friends
  • Video Game – Day of the Tentacle
  • Physical Game – Magic: the Gathering
  • Magic card – Eureka (Legends, 1993)
  • Commander Deck – Flying Sushi, followed by Squirrels
  • Day of the week – Friday
  • Album – Hamilton Original Broadway Soundtrack
  • Song – Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
  • Drinks – Coffee, followed by Guinness, then Gin and Tonic, then Bourbon, then Kraken
  • Time of day – 12pm – 2pm
  • Journal – 1K Journal #1
  • Chocolate – Sea Salt
  • Console – Nintendo Switch
  • OS – Windows 10/Windows 98v2, followed by Ubuntu 16.04
  • Constellation – Orion
  • Cryptic project – Project4
  • List – This one. It makes me smile