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Thunderstruck – Once More Into The Drafting Breach

It feels great to say that I have now been given a deadline (one of those wonderful, terrible, productivity-fuelling, dread-summoning, fire-under-the-pants things that we love and hate!) for my third novel (See my Orbit Series page for already released & upcoming … Continue reading

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DIY Writing – Writing Your Own WAy

I am still gearing up for an announcement which I hoping to be able to make next week which could change the course of The Path for good. I am aware I am in danger of building this up, but … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again – Novel Drafting and a new #FlashForFriday

Last year I was presented with an opportunity (that I really hope I can give more details on soon): about half way through June I was asked if I could get a novel drafted by October. Knowing I’d be daft … Continue reading

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Crazy Little Thing Called Blood: Book Review of To Touch The Sun by Laura Enright

I was really excited when I heard about the upcoming release of this debut novel, not least because I have recently re-discovered my love of vampire fiction. It did wane for a while: I’ve never been keen on the recent re-imaginings in … Continue reading

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What’s Left Unsaid – Writing Horror and Another #FlashForFriday

One aspect of good writing, particularly horror writing, is that which is not said. Our imaginations can produce scenarios far more unnerving and thrilling than any words on a page can prescribe, so, when writing, especially horror, thrillers or ghost stories, don’t … Continue reading

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Time to Destroy Stuff and another #FlashForFriday

Oh man…I’m going to have a go at talking about the real world here. This is scary. I’m not convinced I have enough substance to deal with this kind of thing. Here we go though, I’ll give it a shot. *Steels self* Ok… So, … Continue reading

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The Three Stages of Good Fiction

First of all, a little shameless plug: All Hail the New Flesh, a scifi short fiction anthology containing a piece by yours truly is out TOMORROW, Sat 25th Jan on Amazon for your e-book or paperback pleasure 🙂 If you’re … Continue reading

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For the love of everything Holy, write it the hell down!

One of my aims for this year is to be able to write a post entitled ‘How I Write a Novel’. However, since I should probably complete more than one before I claim to have enough experience to do this, I … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead – Here’s to 2014!

I have mentioned before how advantageous not resting on one’s laurels is – I find keeping up productivity not only keeps your motivation and inspiration aflame, but it also means you end up with writing, and lots of it: projects you can … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of the Season

I have always found it interesting to see the spaces writers work in. Often I find we prefer to nest in a study, or an office, or at least at a desk. Sometimes it is scattered in notes, references, books and … Continue reading

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