Author: Derek

Derek was born in rural Western Australia, growing up mostly in rural South Australia between three family ventures to England. His own restlessness as an adult prompted several moves around both Australia and England, as well as working in fields as diverse as retail, disability services, voluntary sector services, hospitality, furniture removals and energy healing. A briefer than intended move to New Zealand to complete the final phase of writing his first sci-fi novel - part one of a nine volume series - became an extended visit to Singapore and another return to Australia. With the initial version of his first novel being closer in size to War and Peace than Dune, he has since revised and subdivided the first Kiyron volume into three books. He presently resides in Hobart, Tasmania, where he is working on the next eight volumes (or 24 books) of his Kiyron based series, as well as endeavouring to get his head around the notion of self-promotion, blogging and 'putting himself out there'.
Paradigm Shifts

Paradigm Shifts

I had planned on this post incorporating a broad range of paradigm shifts, like all those currently unfolding across our planet, plus my own more personal one. I’d already written a raft of material on it all, predominantly with reference to the current extremist activities unfolding in many countries, dominated by the conflict of increasingly …

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Of Myself I Can Do Nothing

Of Myself I Can Do Nothing

Uncertain where to start with this post, despite being certain of the topic. Confusion reigns supreme, both internally & across the globe. My internal turmoil feels as much triggered by energy shifts occurring across the planet, as it does by my individual processes. I am struggling, in varying degrees through fluctuating moments, to have faith …

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Waking from the insanity

Waking from the insanity

Our world is in chaos and the insanity can be witnessed wherever you might choose to look. Covid-19 Global lockdown Protests Rioting and looting The surge of cancel culture And now, in Seattle, anarchists are doing whatever they can to mimic George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Either that or they’re attempting to be the new Waco. …

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Returning from the outer silence

Returning from the outer silence

A stretch of time between posts. Life flows as it will, with me its easily manipulated accomplice. I have allowed myself to be distracted and restricted by a multitude of things, including a reticence with sharing my innermost thoughts and feelings when they’re following trajectories which I’m failing to anticipate or adequately comprehend. Uncertainty generates …

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Judging a book by its cover

Judging a book by its cover

A quickie blog with a very book oriented focus. Been rejigging my book covers. Already?! Well… It’s been on my mind for a while. As much as I was happy with the newer covers I created in April, my building concern was that in looking forward through the next 24 books of the Kiyron series, …

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A question of rights

A question of rights

The creative urges will sometimes come when they will. Sometimes, like this morning, it’s at an ungodly hour (approximately 1.30am), with an insistent push that jolted me awake, a recurring thought/idea twirling through my mind determined to be heard. This morning’s incident was relating to Talyësaarthien’s Declaration of Sentient Rights: a set of ideas I’ve …

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When my ego gets the better of me

When my ego gets the better of me

Funk v depression. If all words are nothing more nor less than symbols open to subjective interpretation, does word choice matter? I guess for me it does, hence I’ve chosen the word funk in this instance. I’m applying the word funk here because, as a term, it’s less harsh, less extreme than more modern connotations …

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Get Writing!

Get Writing!

Get writing! A simple enough command. One I say to myself often. And in essence, it’s a relatively straightforward process. You would think so…but… …hours then tick by. Days. Weeks. Maybe even months. For whatever reason, I have analysed myself, my writing, and more importantly perhaps, my writing process, into paralysis. There is an overabundance …

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Kindness & the direction of my projection

Kindness & the direction of my projection

Starting. It’s one of the challenges of any new enterprise, I suppose, generally speaking. Stepping forward. Even if it is little more than one first, tentative step. Even if the direction isn’t clearly defined. At some point you still need to take a step. So here I am. Stepping forward. And it’s a step that …

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Ah! The pressure!

Ah! The pressure!

What good is a site without posts? This is NOT a post…sort of. More of a space filler so that you at least know that there will be posts coming…and that this is a work in progress that is not being neglected by yours truly. At least, not yet. But how awful does a blog …

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