Welcome to my chapter in the gargantuan book that is the internet. As you may have guessed, I’m a fantasy writer. And this is my space to celebrate two things I love: reading and writing.

Let me tell you a bit more about my fantasy books and other releases.

Pariah’s Lament

Pariah’s Lament is an epic fantasy novel and the story of Isy and Edvar, two of society’s castaways and both from very different backgrounds.

In a roundabout way, they’re caught up in the same conflict and soon learn that they have the power to resolve it.

If you love fantasy books featuring underdogs with epic battle scenes, slow burn romance, political intrigue and writing in the gritty style of George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie, Pariah’s Lament could be for you

Read Free Short Stories

If you’d like to read some of my short stories, you can download a copy of my collection, Flying On The Ground, all for free.

Simply click the button below, enter your email address and you’ll have them in your inbox in minutes

You can find a mix of genres, including fantasy, literary fiction, historical fiction and horror.

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Join Our Community Of Writers

If you’re looking to join a community of writers, look no further. In our writing group, you can:

  • Join a weekly critique group
  • Beta read swaps
  • Discuss ideas
  • Make friends with fellow writers
  • Access community-only events
  • Early access to podcasts and newsletters

Learn More About Creative Writing

Just use the drop down menus below to learn more and to discover lots of useful links to comprehensive guides and resources on the site.

Useful Resources For The Fantasy Writer

I began my writing journey a good few years ago. I’ve learned an awful lot, endured the lows and savored the few highs. I’ve spoken to bestselling authors about their experiences, interviewed agents and worked with publishers.

The insights I’ve gleaned from all of that are contained on this site. Why do I do this? Because I know what it’s like to be a budding fantasy writer. 

I still recall the moment in my early days when I realised that if I wanted to do this properly and try and forge a career in it, I’d need to learn an awful lot. I’ve invested thousands of hours, but I love it and love it more each day. 

So the way I see this site and the resources on it is that they represent an easy way over the mountain. The secret pass that winds around its edge, rather than up and over. 

Above all, I don’t want fantasy writers to feel dissuaded or discouraged in the pursuit of their craft. It can be tough to take it all in, and some things are far more complex than others. But the way information is presented on this site, in both visual and audio form, I sincerely hope will help. 

And remember, if you have any questions, just get in contact.

Get Your Stories Published

Like I said above, I try to help my fellow fantasy authors out as much as possible. Writing a fantasy novel is an incredibly tricky challenge, filled with pitfalls and obstacles. Even the best fantasy novelists struggle.

To help you out, I have a bunch of fantasy writing tools. You’ll be able to find:

If you prefer the written word, head over to my writing blog. There are hundreds of posts on there, covering pretty much every aspect of fantasy writing, such as a complete guide on worldbuilding, fantasy subgenres, and medieval archery and armour.

You’ll also find lots of useful posts on author marketing and book marketing and how to build your author brand.

I also co-host a podcast called The Fantasy Writer’s Toolshed, which is devoted to writing tips and discussions, all focused on writing fantasy fiction, as well as a bit of writing science fiction too.

You can find episodes on writing fantasy short stories, fantasy cliches, worldbuilding and twisting fantasy tropes, plus loads more topics helpful to the fantasy writer.

So, if you’ve always wanted to become a fantasy writer, you’ve found the right place.

There are lots more writing guides and posts you can check out, many tailored to the fantasy writer, which you can find below.

A Podcast For Fantasy Writers

The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed Podcast is my own podcast and it’s devoted to all things creative writing, fantasy fiction and book marketing. 

The aim is to provide thoughtful and insightful interviews with experts and specialists in their field and bestselling authors from the fantasy genre and beyond.

So far we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing:

  • Former FBI Special Agent and body language expert, Joe Navarro
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, award-winning SFF author
  • Juliet E McKenna, award-winning SFF author
  • Amish Tripathi, India’s fastest-selling author
  • Aidan Mattis, historian and folklorist of The Lore Lodge Podcast
  • Janina Arndt and Lucy Atkinson, The Fey Fellowes Podcast

You can also find interviews with psychologists and sociologists to help you craft more intricate characters. New episodes are live on the 14th and 28th of each month. Sign up by clicking the image below to get an email with each new episode.

Learn More About Creative Writing

If you’d like to learn more about writing you can find links to scores of guides below on everything from worldbuilding to creating characters. 

Fantasy Writing Guides

Below you can find some of my guides on writing in the fantasy genre:

Creative Writing Tips And Guides

You can find guides on more general creative writing topics below:

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