Prose: The Orwellian Approach

For more writing tips and discussions on the fantasy genre, why not sign up to my mailing list? When you do, you’ll receive a free eBook on the craft of creative writing, featuring guides to world-building, writing fight scenes, plotting, viewpoint, editing, prose, and much, much more. Two styles of prose tend to dominate: clear,… Continue reading Prose: The Orwellian Approach

Some good news!

I'm getting my act together on the social media front. First Twitter, now Facebook. If this is more your medium, you can stay connected by clicking here. In other news I'm delighted to announce that I was victorious in the Penguin Random House Prompt Competition. Once the results are revealed I'll share my fantasy prompt… Continue reading Some good news!

7 Nifty Editing Tips

For some writers editing is the most loathsome part of the process. For others it’s their favourite. Yet undoubtedly it’s the most important, and given the rise in popularity of self-publishing, it’s more crucial than ever to know how to edit your work.

A guide to writing fight scenes

On social media, forums and Reddit of late I've seen quite a few people asking about writing fight scenes. So this week, with axes in hand, I thought we'd battle our way through it.

7 Ways To Improve Your Writing

I've learned many harsh lessons since I began writing fiction, all of which have helped me improve as a writer. In this article I thought I'd share how I came to learn those lessons.

Prose: Sensory Writing

Merely communicating how something looks or sounds isn't enough to bring a story to life. Many people experience things through smells, touch, taste. In fact, these oft forgotten senses are some of the most powerful forms of description, things which can enrich a story and give it life.