Blog Log

Here’s a record of everything published to date, arranged in their relevant categories. Enjoy! If you’d like to stay abreast of my blog posts, as well as receiving a bunch of writer’s resources like an ebook on the craft, lists of publishers and a list of book revieewers, fill out this here form:


 

Writing Tips Fantasy/Fantasy Research Marketing/Publishing Guest Posts
A Guide to Writing Fight Scenes A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to … Medieval Archery Effective Marketing Methods for Writers On The Train to Know Where
A Few Tips for Conquering NaNoWriMo A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to … Medieval Armour The Website: A Writer’s Shop Window Real Writing Stories #1 Paul McDermott and JM Williams
A World-Building Treasure Trove A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to … Medieval Weaponry Real Writing Stories #2 My Writing Day by Forest Wells
An Approach to Editing A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to … Medieval Castles and Keeps #1 Real Writing Stories #3 My Writing Day by Caroline Barden
Characters: The Bad Guys A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to … Medieval Castles and Keeps #2 Real Writing Stories #4 My Writing Day by Marya Miller
Characters: Playing God A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to … Medieval Castles and Keeps #3 (The Siege) Real Writing Stories #5 My Writing Day by Lucy Summers
Dialogue: The Ingredients Battle Tactics I Sharing is Caring Thursday #1 Newsletters, calls for submissions, best fantasy books of 2017, getting sales, and POVs
Dialogue: Writing Effectively Clitheroe Castle: A Case Study for the Fantasy Writer Sharing is Caring Thursday #2 book covers, skeletal warriors, writing cliches, writing tips
Invaluable Writing Advice I Creating a Fantasy Map (Jesper Schmidt guest post) Sharing is Caring Thursdays #3 editing, querying, writing myths, and growing your blog
Invaluable Writing Advice II Killer Diseases of the Middle Ages Sharing is Caring Thursday #4 literary jobs, showing v telling, livening up book reviews, and readers’ pet peeves
Keep on Truckin’ Life of the Medieval Lord Sharing is Caring Thursday #5 secondary characters, reasons for putting down books, and knowing your audience
Knowing When to Re-Write Maidens, Wives, and Widows: The Lives of Women During the Middle Ages Sharing is Caring Thursday #6 reviewers selling ARCs, world-building, agents, and using ‘and’ & ‘the’
Making the Most of Reading Making Maps I Sharing is Caring Thursday #7 Insights of a creative writing teacher, the unchosen heroes of fantasy, the importance of reading, and using infographics to promote your books
Plotting: Character Plotting Making Maps II Sharing is Caring Thursday #8 How not to write body language, T.S. Eliot, ‘bestselling’ authors, and scrapping work
Plotting: Creating Tension Making Monsters (guest post for www.writingbad.org) Sharing is Caring Thursday #9 Nouns v pronouns, bad writing advice, how to write a synopsis, and 38 calls for submissions
Plotting: The Crucible Music and Writing
Plotting: What’s The Plot Naming Fantasy Characters
Plotting: Keeping The Pages Turning With Architectural Suspense Religion in Fantasy
Premise: Finding Your Theme Spirituality and Magic in Sci-Fi and Fantasy [Guest Post]
Premise: The Importance of Premise The Essence of Science Fiction and Fantasy [Guest Post]
Prose: The Orwellian Approach The Many Sub-Genres of Fantasy
Prose: Showing Instead of Telling The Trusty Steed
Prose: The Flashback The Pesky Peasantry of the Middles Ages
Prose: Getting to Grips with Passive Voice Tubes of Thunder: The Medieval Cannon
Prose: The ‘Dreaded’ Passive Voice
Prose: Sensory Writing
Procrastination: Duelling With The Devil
Seven Tips To Help With Editing
Seven Tips To Improve As A Writer
The Length of Stories
The Most Hated Writing ‘Rules’
The Most Hated Writing ‘Rules’ – The Results
The Myths of GDPR
The NaNoWriMo Review
The Process of Writing
Turning to Art for Inspiration
What The Hell is NaNoWriMo?
World-Building: The How-Tos
World-Building:A Minimalistic Approach
Why Do We Stop Reading A Book?
Viewpoint, Tense, and Narrative Distance