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What would I do differently in my first novel, Nights of Villjamur, if I had the chance to do it again?

One of the issues I had with the original was the use of occasional esoteric language in order to reflect a disconnect with a culture of the far future. That, I suspect, failed – and instead created a disconnect with a few readers instead. So in the edition that comes out in a couple of months, I’ve managed to iron out well over a hundred of these instances, as well as making some other minor alterations – for example, I’ve toned down the swearing, and taken out the c-word. Loads of swearing isn’t big and isn’t clever. There.

Read the rest over at Pornokitsch.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.