A Podcast is Born

Following the release of A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook, my good friend JM Williams and I came up with the idea of launching a podcast in a similar vein. A clever move or a foolish one? Time shall tell.

The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed will serve as a more interactive platform to talk about all things writing, fantasy fiction, and building your author platform, delivered in a light-hearted and hopefully humorous way. The aim is to help you become a better writer and to discuss ways of getting your scribblings before the eyes of as many people as possible.

Some of the things you can expect:

  • General writing tips, techniques, guides, methods, theories and plenty of chit chat;
  • Fantasy-specific writing tips and techniques, such as on world-building, fantasy tropes, naming character etc;
  • Plenty of guests to talk about hot topics, such as men writing women characters and vice versa;
  • Giveaways and competitions!
  • Opportunities for you to send your books into us to be reviewed on the show;
  • Film reviews.

Get involved

Episodes will be monthly! You can write to us at any time with questions, queries or requests and we’ll feature the best each episode. I’ll also be running a book review section, giving all writers the opportunity to submit their books for a featured review.

If you want to get involved, just fill out the form below.



To give you a flavour of what’s to come, we’ve recorded a short promo vid. Available on iTunes, Spotify and Youtube. Links below! And don’t forget to hit that subscribe button!

The Promo





Richie Billing writes fantasy fiction, historical fiction and stories of a darker nature. His short fiction has been published by, amongst others, Kzine, TANSTAAFL Press, Bewildering Stories, Liquid Imagination, The Magazine of History & Fiction, Aether and Ichor, and Far Horizons. His debut novel, Pariah's Lament, will be published by Fiction Vortex in Summer 2020. He co-hosts the podcast The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed, a venture inspired by the requests of readers of his critically-acclaimed book, A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook. Most nights you can find him up into the wee hours scribbling away or watching the NBA. Find out more at www.richiebilling.com.

1 thought on “A Podcast is Born

  1. Connie Parrott says:

    Congratulations! Exciting news, Richie!


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