Profile

Cover photo
Leigh Wright
Lives in Levis, Quebec
584 followers|78,366 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sign up to the Wyrd Daze mailing list to become part of the Wyrd Daze community and receive occasional surprises!
Wyrd Daze Email Forms
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
The new issue of Wyrd Daze features a short story and interview with best-selling author Mark Lawrence (The Broken Empire)

an 11 track compilation by Canadian singer/songwriter Clara Engel

mind-blowing art by Kev's Doodle Magic (Check out the cover!)

There's some Tales from the Black Meadow, courtesy of Carisa Swenson of Goblinfruit Studio and Chris Lambert

All this and more for only $5 - monies create a revenue with which to pay people for their contributions to Wyrd Daze, so by buying or subscribing you are directly supporting independent creativity!

All word of mouth is greatly appreciated, so please do pass it on!

Follow the link for a full showcase ->
  Welcome to Wyrd Daze : the multimedia zine of speculative fiction + experimental music, art, & writing. This month's mind-blowing cover-art is by Kevin McKie, and there are plenty more of his...
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
5 minute read - I've started using Wattpad to host some of my writing.

Haven: A man courts suicide after the loss of his wife and daughter, but finds more than he bargained for on dark roads...
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
Goodbye Sir Terry Pratchett
 
Goodbye, Sir Terry

I woke to the news that Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away. I knew this was coming, but—as with the passing of Robert Jordan almost eight years back—it still hit me like a slap to the face.

Many of you know of my fondness for Pratchett’s works. If you aren’t aware, here’s a piece that I wrote about him a while back. When I wrote it, I worried I strayed into hyperbole. Looking at it again, I now wonder if I didn’t say enough. Too many readers I’ve met, particularly in the States, have never given Pratchett a try.
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/terry-pratchetts-discworld-might-be-the-highest-form-of-literature-on-the-planet

The genre, and the world, just lost something wonderful in that man. Of all the writers I’ve read, Pratchett felt the most human. There was more truth in a single one of his humble satires than in a hundred volumes of poignant drama. Unlike most comedians—who use their humor like a weapon, always out for blood—Terry didn’t cut or bludgeon. He was far too clever for that. Instead, he’d slide down onto the bar stool beside us, drape his arm around us, and say something ridiculous, brilliant, and hilarious. Suddenly, the world would be a brighter place.

It wasn’t that he held back, or wasn’t—at times—biting. It’s just that he seemed to elevate every topic he touched, even when attacking it. He’d knock the pride and selfishness right out from underneath us, then—remarkably—we’d find ourselves able to stand without such things.

And we stood all the taller for it.

Sir Terry, you have my sincere thanks. I don’t think that, despite your many accolades, the world knows what it had in you. Fantasy certainly didn’t. Our glittering awards are made foolish and inconsequential by their disregard for you, though I doubt you cared much about them either way.

The most fitting memorial I can give is this: a request. For those of you reading this post, why not give this man’s legacy a try? If I had to guess which fantasy author of our era will be read most in the centuries to come, I’d lay my money on the works of Sir Terry Pratchett.

I suggest beginning your journey in Discworld with The Truth, Going Postal, or Guards! Guards!

Brandon Sanderson
17 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
This year's mix for Samhain/Halloween by my alter-ego The Ephemeral Man is live! 
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
New blog post: Geek Speak - wherein I speak geek about things I enjoy!

#geek #blog #sci-fi #anime   #destinythegame  
  Hello and welcome to the first of a new series of occasional posts where I talk about some of the geeky stuff I'm into. So that'll be books, films, tv, games (video and board), comics, stuff...
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
It has been long since I blogged, so here is a nu-beginning...
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
584 people
Henry Reimert's profile photo
Michael “The God Particle Book” Mathiesen's profile photo
Jodi Su Tharan's profile photo
Alfred Guajardo's profile photo
Victoria Jane Hay's profile photo
Suzanne Lybarger's profile photo
Nina Pelletier's profile photo
Mark Winegar's profile photo
Simon Walden's profile photo

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is great - so much simples, but incredibly profound. :)
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's been ages since I popped my head up here on Google+ (hi!), but here's a blog post about where I'm at now.

https://leighwright.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/now-is-the-happiest-time-of-your-life/
  I've been spending most of the past couple of days cleaning the flat next door in preparation for someone coming over to see if they want to buy the property from our landlord. This big yell...
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hello Wyrdians, I hope you all had a magnificent christmassy holiday time! 

All support for Wyrd Daze, through creation, subscription, and signal boosting, is hugely appreciated, so thank you, you lovely things! 

On Twitter (@Leigh_Wright_) I have over 1000 followers, and it occurred to me that if just 10% of those people subscribed to Wyrd Daze, I would be able to pay people at least $50 for their original contributions to the zine.

I'm sure you agree that this would be a wonderful thing for independent creators, especially in this climate where many creators are expected to work for very little or nothing. 

Wyrd Daze is a showcase of independent creativity, and I'm proud to be able to offer people payment for their contributions - many people have been incredibly generous with their art, and I am continually blown away with the quality of contributions. 

However, I would love to be able to pay contributors more, so please consider subscribing if you haven't already. 

Wyrd Daze could be huge if more people knew about it, so any help with signal boosting is very much appreciated! 

Thank you all again, here's wishing us all much joy and abundance into the new year!

Leigh
  Hello and welcome to the Wyrd Daze Issue 11 showcase!     The above image is by Maxim Peter Griffin, whose artwork is featured in this month's zine.   You can buy Issue 11 for...
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
Coming this weekend...
1
Add a comment...

Leigh Wright

Shared publicly  - 
 
Endless, by my alter ego, The Ephemeral Man
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
584 people
Henry Reimert's profile photo
Michael “The God Particle Book” Mathiesen's profile photo
Jodi Su Tharan's profile photo
Alfred Guajardo's profile photo
Victoria Jane Hay's profile photo
Suzanne Lybarger's profile photo
Nina Pelletier's profile photo
Mark Winegar's profile photo
Simon Walden's profile photo
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Levis, Quebec
Previously
Saint Nicolas, Quebec - Glastonbury, UK
Story
Tagline
Writer, musician, esoteric librarian, geek, optimist. Englishman in Quebec.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married