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Alexander McMahon

The Caped Author

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Re-Re-Rediscovery

It’s been a while. I know. I could just say I’ve been busy, but how many of us are really that busy when we drop some of the things we love most? I mean… realistically I did have time. I... Continue Reading →

Why Should I Care?

We’ve all been accosted at one point or another by the volunteer donation-grabbers on street corners and in shopping centres. We’ve all been confronted by images of starving children abroad. There are layers and layers of guilt that ensure that... Continue Reading →

Emotive Motion

Though I mostly write science fiction and fantasy now, when I started I produced a very different kind of story. I haven't done much on poetry for a while, so it was something of surprise when I sat down and wrote... Continue Reading →

Self-Shrinking

I love my TAFE class. They're a great bunch of people and they really allow me to be myself. For some context, I often make a point of not talking about anything too deep with people unless I've known them... Continue Reading →

What if I Succeed?

I'm a little insecure. Maybe a lot. Those who know me well would understand that this was once a lot worse. As most anyone would understand, it's easy to be anxious about showing something of your creative talent to the... Continue Reading →

Your Greatest Privilege

Politics plays a large role in many of my stories, though to varying extents. I often take the opportunity to explore a number of political concepts through how characters interact with them through the story. Equality, equity and freedom are... Continue Reading →

Can’t Stress it Enough

I've been under a bit of pressure lately. I'm hoping this week might get a little easier, but I've still got a lot on my plate. I've got two weeks of holidays from TAFE, so that's pretty cool. One less... Continue Reading →

A Relationed Issue

I’m sure we all know the trope that is the case with most action movies these days. Most movies in general, actually. Books, too. The guy gets the girl and goes in for the Big Kiss at the end. Or…... Continue Reading →

The Measuring Shtick

At the moment, I'm planning on joining the Australian Army Reserve (yes, Army 'Lite'). This means, as you might imagine, that I have to become a lot fitter than I am now. As a part of this, there is a... Continue Reading →

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