Hello everyone, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve got an official website! http://www.alexsbradshaw.com At the moment it’s a little bare bones as I have only recently brought it online, but I’ll flesh it out a little. At the moment it’s more or less a copy of this blog along with a dedicated page for the … More New Website!
The time for celebration has come! I have made my way through Windborn with the edits so it is now (he says with some trepidation) ready for beta readers! The editing took me longer than I thought and the draft has topped out at just over 200,000 words. Much more than I thought this was … More Windborn is ready for beta readers!
The first draft of Windborn is complete! It feels really strange having typed the last sentence and having a whole manuscript in front of me to work with. I’ve gone from having a few bullet points of the plan left to having hundreds of pages of novel to sort through! It is simultaneously exhilarating and … More First Draft Is Done!
Hello everyone! Well it’s time for another update (it’s been way, way too long since the last one!) and for some tentative plans to be told for this year. For the update part of things, I’m still working on the ‘second’ draft of Windborn, which is up to about 119,000 words at the moment. The original … More Writing Update 2019
I made a post a while ago about ‘Phase Planning’, what it is and how it might work with me. I did say that I would report back once the novel was finished so here I am! My phase plan for The King with Splintered Eyes was a numbered list of what happened, here’s a few … More Phase Planning, Pt 2
Hello again everyone, We’re another month down into the year and another few thousand words have been jotted down. Reading wise it’s been a bit of a slow one for me, although I did finish The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay and did a re-read (listen) of The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen which is a … More 2018: February Update
Let me officially welcome you to 2018! I realise we’re already a month in but I’ve not yet welcomed you so… welcome! I hope that everyone is having a great new year so far. For me this month has felt long and short all at the same time! I’ve been doing lots of writing and … More 2018 Writing: January Update
Following on from the vague hand-waving generalized post about my plans for the year last week I thought that it would be a good idea to lay down my specific goals (writing wise) for the coming year so that at least they’re all down somewhere and they look more achievable. Also apologies in advance, this … More The 2017 Writing Plan
After much toiling and scraping and typing and re-formatting (okay it was mostly the second two) the Champions anthology is released! For those who don’t know it’s an anthology of winning fantasy stories from the Fantasy Writers forum on reddit, it’s got over thirty stories in it and is completely free! You can check it … More Champions is finally out!
It was with great excitement that I saw the new post on the Fantasy subreddit giving the new outlines for the 2016 Fantasy Bingo. I spent some time just re-reading it as some of the categories are just plain amazing and then I spent even more time just going through my goodreads ‘to read’ list … More New Bingo! Fantasy Bingo 2016