An author of Speculative Fiction, speculates about fiction.

My Writing Timeline

Hi everyone,

With things really starting to spark off with Greaveburn and my next novel underway, I’ve been thinking about how long it’s taken to get here. It’s been a long process with lots of hard work and plenty of setbacks. There’ve been things to jump over, scuttle underneath and generally steamroll through at times, but in the end, I think it’s turned out pretty well. Some of the scars are even starting to heal. But my nostalgia took me back to a simpler time when I first put pen to paper with a vivid image in my head and a character with a story to tell; way back when I was still in school with a haircut like a pineappale and NHS glasses (I’ll show you a photo one day if you’re good). And, since I was bored, I broke out my Photoshop (you know how much I love it), and thought I’d share with you the result. And so here it is, a history of Me, a timeline of how I went from that spotty little toerag to a larger Pseudo-writer toerag you now know:

A real tear-jerker, eh? I’ve decided that Alan Rickman will play me in the movie. He looks nothing like me, but he has such awesome sarcastic delivery. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little forray into my seedy past. There’s a lot left out of this little infographic for the sake of your sanities, but I hope it’s been at least mildly amusing. See you next time!

Thanks for reading.


11 responses

  1. Loving the graphic timeline, Craig, it’s just enough to satisfy my noses nature! 🙂

    March 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

    • Cheers! I was going to put more detail on it, but listing all my publications seemed a bit douchey, and the rejections would have taken up MUCH more room hahaha

      March 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm

  2. Smashing, onwards and upwards – but no you did it downwards? Hmmm now read something sinister into it and you have another story starting

    March 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    • I’ll call it “Craig Hallam and the Peak-too-early” hahaha

      March 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  3. That is some quality photo-shopping. Good to see the practice novels had a purpose. I think back to how old I was in 1997 and wonder where the last 15 years has gone!

    March 12, 2012 at 7:15 pm

  4. Alan Rickman? Can he stretch to play you at age 14 I wonder? Hmm. Either way, I’m an actress so can I have a part in the film too please? I don’t really mind what role as long as it’s comedic and glamorous. And pays well. Cheers 😉

    March 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    • He can stretch to anything! I’d suggest you play the love interest but Ive never had any hahaha Bleak, geeky childhood!

      March 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      • It’s your film, you can give yourself a love interest if you like!

        March 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  5. Tina Smith

    Great to see your timeline – gives me hope too 🙂

    March 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

    • Glad to hear it. Keep at it, Tina!

      March 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    • I certainly hope so, Tina. If I can do it, ANYONE can! hahaha

      March 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

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