I was listening to the Writing Excuses podcast ‘Fake it Till You Make it’ and it got me wondering about the kinds of things that writers can do to make themselves more professional. Specifically what got me thinking was a comment that Howard Taylor made about his self-imposed rule that when he started he wanted … More Fakin’ It
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
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a good festive period and a good 2016, despite all the turmoil that went on and all the wonderful people that passed on. As ever, the move into the new year means that it’s a good opportunity to rectify the barreness of the blog … More End of 2016 and the Beginning of 2017
I’ve been caught up recently in doing various other things that writing here and in general seems to have slipped me by and the newest ROW80 has surprised me. I’m still not done with any of the goals that I set myself at the beginning of the last challenge so I’ll look into them … More ROW80 October to December ’16
Recently I’ve been pushing my nose into books about nature. A little as a way to escape the skyscraper shadows of central London and also to try and connect myself with the country side that I get glimpses of on the way into and out of work. I just wanted to write up a quick … More The Joy in Nature Writing
I’ve been a bit quiet on here these past few weeks. Part of that is that I released the anthology and took a bit of a break and then part of it is that, as part of my reviewing duties for the British Fantasy Society, I volunteered to review a few rush jobs: Becoming David … More Quiet on the Blogging Front
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!