Tag Archives: fantasy writing

Just in case you hadn’t noticed…

Just to clarify, as I still have the page labelled as my ‘current project’, The Road Elsewhere is currently on hold whilst I seize an opportunity that has raised with another project. I still have high hopes for TRE (who knows, … Continue reading

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Getting Sorted

Thanks to the combined efforts of fellow writers/bloggers D. James Fortescue and H. K. Abell I have been inspired to not only step up the quality of my writing but also to tinker with the layout of my blog. I … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect

They say a picture paints a thousand words. Ideally, as fiction writers we don’t literally want to be using a thousand words to set a backdrop in our narrative. However, a well-realised setting can go a long way to firing the reader’s imagination. … Continue reading

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The Soundtrack of the Movie

I don’t think there are many fiction writers, especially members of the fantasy/sci-fi crew, that haven’t at least day-dreamed about the movie of their book. I know I have. Maybe more than most. This is mainly due to the fact … Continue reading

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You believe me, right?

Everything we do as fiction writers is basically to try and make others believe something is or could be happening that is not. We basically have to be able to lie. Really, really well. And here’s the kicker: the person … Continue reading

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Art does not Exist in a Vacuum (it would be far too dusty)

  One of the great things about writing is that there are no hard and fast rules. Except for plagiarism. This word brings artists of all kinds out in goosebumps, especially writers. I have spoken to many who have the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

I took last week off work and spent most of it writing in the bar/cafe of a local theatre. I always find I engage better out of the house, away from distractions and, true to form, I felt I got … Continue reading

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Speaking in Tongues

I find writing dialogue one of the more enjoyable elements of fiction-writing. I have been told that I’m good at it. Whether I am or not I cannot judge objectively but what I do know is that I enjoy it. … Continue reading

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Fellow Apprentices…We Are Not Alone!

I have just read a very interesting and encouraging blog post by Kristen Lamb which was re-blogged by a very good blogger who I follow called Mandy Eve Barnett. The post is here, and it’s called The Three Phases of … Continue reading

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The Analytical Eye

I have always loved writing. I enjoy talking about it and learning about almost as much as I love doing it. I think you only stand to gain if you never stop studying and discovering more about the art form … Continue reading

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