I'm an old male droid.

I write fiction and non-fiction. The fiction here is fantasy and SF, ranging from flash to novella length. Most months I have a short story in @Ooorah 's Tevun-Krus. My non-fiction is my Idiot's Guide to Line Editing, which is how I'm learning to edit. I want to make you a better writer! And, as a side effect, me.

Everything here is mature in that it features adult themes like tax forms, ennui, swearing, irony and some mild violence; but there is no horror, extreme violence or, you know, fluids. I find it hard to write without putting jokes in; occasionally I succeed.

Maketh Glad is featured on the SF ambassador's page; River Ghasts is featured on the fantasy ambassador's page.

I have a novel written but not yet edited. I'm hoping to self-publish that on Amazon before the year is out. It's a bit more adult than my stuff here, but I'm really happy with it.

I don't know who BTS are. I don't want to, either.
  • London, UK
  • JoinedApril 10, 2020

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theidiotmachine theidiotmachine Aug 08, 2023 12:35PM
Hey! I'm on my hollibobs so I'm a bit delayed with this, but this month's TK is out, and I have both a story (part 2 of 3) and an interview in it. It's great! https://www.wattpad.com/story/341674184...
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Stories by theidiotmachine
An Idiot's Guide to Line Editing by theidiotmachine
An Idiot's Guide to Line Editing
Trouble with filtering? Bothered by pov? Befuddled by adverbs? Stop. Don't panic. You and I are going to lear...
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Devils on Starfall Isle by theidiotmachine
Devils on Starfall Isle
'Death is coming in the Autumn.' That's what Tira tells Verity. But Verity is stuck in her life, and doesn't...
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The River Ghasts of Lid and Other Stories by theidiotmachine
The River Ghasts of Lid and Other...
Sure, you can sit with me! I have a story I would love to tell you, about a knight errant and the river ghast...
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