Release Day!

Here we are. Book day at last! My first ever fiction book is out and available to buy! I’m overwhelmed by the response it’s received so far. … Read More >Release Day!

Episode One: Fantasy Clichés

In our very first episode, we’re looking at fantasy clichés. What are they? Why are they bad? How can you avoid them? How can you use them?
We tackle the chosen one, wise old mentors, fantasy races, and evil villains for evil’s sake. Plus, we’ve got a few freebies to give away! … Read More >Episode One: Fantasy Clichés

[Guest Post] Representing LGBTQIA+ People in Writing

I’m delighted to introduce @AveryTeoda, a wonderful writer of spec fic who’s put together a truly insightful and thorough piece on a topic that a lot of people approach with uncertainity … Read More >[Guest Post] Representing LGBTQIA+ People in Writing

9 Invaluable Tools for Writers

From spelling, grammar and prose to finding publishers and making maps, there’s a ripe bunch of resources out there designed to make the writer’s life that little bit easier. And many of them are free! Over the years I’ve tried quite a few and some I use every day. Below you’ll find a list of my the ones I’ve found most helpful. … Read More >9 Invaluable Tools for Writers

A Swift Guide to Cover Letters

The task of writing a cover letter can sometimes feel tougher than writing the actual story. Luckily, guidance is plentiful and having studied that guidance, I’ve put together a quick guide complete with examples. … Read More >A Swift Guide to Cover Letters

£0.99 Deal: A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook

Good people of the world, for the next 48 hours you can get yourself a … Continue Reading£0.99 Deal: A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook

[Poll Results] Overused Character Cliches in Fantasy

Here are the results of my research into overused character tropes in the #fantasy genre. What do you think came top? … Read More >[Poll Results] Overused Character Cliches in Fantasy

[Poll] Overused Character Tropes in Fantasy

There’s been a buzz of discussion lately about overused character tropes in the fantasy genre—the … Continue Reading[Poll] Overused Character Tropes in Fantasy

5 Things I Learned Publishing AFWH

AFWH has been out for 2 weeks and I’ve at last had a chance to reflect on the experience. Here are 5 things I’ve learned, from pre-order campaigns to managing expectations … Read More >5 Things I Learned Publishing AFWH