Become evil. Rule the world. Maybe drink tea first and sit down for a bit.


Welcome to Chapter 23 by me, James Garside.

I’m an independent journalist and writer. Part-time vagabond, full-time grumpy arse.

If I could wave a magic wand I’d have a lifestream of all my writing and creative projects turned automatically into a daily digest that people pay to subscribe to as a multimedia newsletter.

No such service exists. The closest fit that I could find was Substack. So here we are.

My first thoughts were:

“Should I start a substack? It’s what all the cool kids are doing. Never mind. I just answered my own question.”

Then several cups of tea later:

“I started a substack. I don’t care what the cool kids say. Just promise not to tell them, ok?”

Insofar as Chapter 23 is a newsletter here’s the sort of thing you can expect:

  • Access to all of my writing — everything — and I do mean everything
  • Friend Links to pieces that are behind paywalls so you can read for free
  • Plans for world domination
  • Secret things you won’t find anywhere else

But Chapter 23 isn’t really just a newsletter.

What is Chapter 23?

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