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      I work for Wattpad as part of their Community Engagement team which is both an honour and a privilege. Aside from that, I suspect my normal state is dazed, grumpy and confused; this may be due to being an old git, or possibly due to having young children. One day when I’m awake enough I will try and work it out. Until then, there’s coffee... 
      
      I've had a few short stories published in various magazines which is rather cool, and this community and the friends I have made on here have helped me become the writer I am today, largely due to the comment and critique I have received over the last few years. Useful critique is brilliant, so if you spot any mistakes in anything of mine you read, please feel free to let me know and I will have them forcibly removed.
      
      I’m afraid I do not take read requests or fan4fan / follow4follow type requests. Please DO NOT spam my stories or my profile page. Spam = you asking me to read your stories or asking me to fan you. 
      
      Questions and comments are fine, fire away. But spam me and I'll stick a banana somewhere dark and surprising...
      
      I started off on Wattpad as a writer and then became a Wattpad Ambassador (volunteer). More details here if you’re interested - http://www.wattpad.com/user/Ambassadors and now I work full time for Wattpad which is a blast. 
      
      For News and Updates be sure to follow the Wattpad profile http://www.wattpad.com/user/wattpad 
      
      --- Spotify Listings for my Works ---
      Merlin's Gold
      http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/7mDV8LSJkSP6eyR9GZToEP
      World War Zed
      http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/23W11vqrNvebJNY7DdYJdc
      Windblown Saviour
      http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/1h5KWoFvJXf6VcX2p3GS30
      
      more coming...
      
      Have fun on Wattpad. Cheers, Gav
      
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      "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one." George R. R. Martin
      
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      “I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.”  Terry Pratchett
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    Devon, UK
  • Joined:
    5 years ago

Reading Lists


30 Published Works

Featured work.

Merlin's Gold

Social data: 1.7M reads. 4.5K votes. 2.3K comments.

Description: (Historical Fiction / Adventure) Treachery and intrigue, adventure, action and romance are at the fore in this tale set around the legends of Arthur and Merlin. The court of King Arthur is under threat from Hengist’s Saxons who, lured by the promi...

#15 in Historical Fiction
Completed

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How To Write a Fight or Battle Scene

How To Write a Fight or Battle Scene

19.2K 908 565

Ever found it hard to get to grips with how to put together a fight or battle sequence? This guide runs...

#124 in Non-Fiction
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A Gift in the Dark

A Gift in the Dark

302K 3K 2.4K

An award winning collection of paranormal, horror and fantasy short stories woven around old legends, od...

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The Gathering Dark

The Gathering Dark

7.1K 471 262

(Fantasy Adventure) The Kobold are coming. As the tide of Gathering Dark threatens not only the elves, b...

Completed
Windblown Saviour

Windblown Saviour

72.6K 1.3K 938

(Historical Fiction / Action) - Gunslinger: I may be feared and admired, but I call nowhere home. My gun...

#675 in Historical Fiction
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TheOrangutan commented on A Child's Eyes


TheOrangutan
Thank you for  the wonderfully heartfelt comment, it's much appreciated. 
      
      It was a sad and dark period of history, but I think the important thing is that it's not been forgotten nor swept under the rug of history.