Alexander McMahon

The Caped Author



Learning how to Lose

Those who have spoken to me much recently might be aware that it was my intention to return to University this year. When I missed the cut off for mature age students, I determined that my best course of action... Continue Reading →


At a recent local writing event, I had the opportunity to discuss my novel with a group of (significantly more experienced) writers. We talked about our writing projects and how we are going, with one of them asking me about... Continue Reading →

The Dead Finish

The concept of a ‘deadline’ comes from early 20th century American newspaper jargon, which was in itself inspired by a famous story from the American Civil War ( in which detainees within a prison stockade could not cross a line... Continue Reading →

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