Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield I went to see Colonel Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut of some considerable fame, speaking at the Usher Hall last week. Talk about inspirational! His 90-minute presentation with videos, sound, imagery and even song, was as enlightening as it was gripping, as humorous as it was humbling, and as inspirational as it was joyous. The whole evening … Continue reading

Reaching For The Stars

Star Wars Rather sadly (to some), I’ve now seen Star Wars: the Force Awakens a grand total of six (6) times. I suppose one might argue I’m a little bit obsessed, but actually that’s quite wide of the mark. It’s more a case that the removal of all barriers leading to my creative energy and my … Continue reading

The Wrong Name

So, I have five goals for the year. Three fiction-related, one poetry-related, and the final one is all about reading. Reading takes care of itself. I’ve always been good at mining out slots to read during the day and the Kindle is a major advantage to getting through more books. I remember when I got … Continue reading

Goals for 2016

I’ve spent the last few days developing a new set of GDRs (Goals, Dreams and Resolutions), my first for around four years. I’ve spent enough time looking back at the last few years, analysing what came along in my life that meant I had to stop writing, and forgiving myself for dropping the ball. Looking back, I was in … Continue reading

The CG Awards and Looking to 2016

So that was 2015. A year of ups and downs, but mainly ups. And on the writing front it was a year of, well, mixed fortunes really. But I’ll be kind to myself and say it was a step in the right direction. Keeping line with previous years, here’s my wrap-up of 2015: The CG … Continue reading

Three Days Until NaNoWriMo

With three days to go until the big kick off, I find myself in an unusual position with regards to writing a fresh novel: I’ve two belting ideas.  One is the idea I hinted at in my last blog post involving the supporting character from my first novel, Slick. The other comes straight from my … Continue reading

Confessions of a Justified Sinner

My name is Colin Galbraith. It’s been over two years since my last blog post. Yes, over two years. 2 years. Apart from a pre-written poem, we’re talking about 29 months to be precise. So. Here we are then. I guess you’ll be wanting to ask some questions so I’ll get the main stuff out … Continue reading

R.I.P. Rev. I.P.

So Ian Paisley, the Reverend with a voice so loud booming over land and cloud, now you’ve left for good for your beliefs you stood after a lifetime it seems you were already old when I was in my teens I never quite understood, how a cloth-man could stand the politics and the MP’s systematic … Continue reading

A New Arrival

We have a new arrival in our family. No, my wife wasn’t pregnant before the calls start coming in, and no I haven’t been out and brought more floppy-eared bunny rabbits back home. We’ve got a cat. He’s a two year old Siamese Red Point that needed a new home. He has light ginger striped … Continue reading

Indie Publishing and Me

A couple of years ago I met with Scottish publisher, author and agent, Allan Guthrie. We met up in a pub in Portobello and spoke at length about the publishing process, writing, and all that kind of stuff. I was looking for advice, and what he told me, or rather asked me, began to change … Continue reading

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