Writing Flash and Nano Fiction – Podcast

How do you write nano fiction? Where do you find ideas? Why should you try it? Uncover the answers to all in this episode. Plus, we discuss marketing books, and I talk about my meeting with Raymond E. Feist … Read More >Writing Flash and Nano Fiction – Podcast

Top Tools for Writers 2019

Some of the writing tools I came across this year saved me from losing a few coins to the swear jar. Here are my top 6!
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Novel News: Read The First Chapter!

Some exciting news to kick-off 2020. The first Of Metal and Magic Compendium is out and available to the eyes of the world. Even more exciting: the first six chapters of my novel are contained within its covers! … Read More >Novel News: Read The First Chapter!

Is Reading Facing an Existential Crisis?

This is the transcript for the episode of The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed podcast of the same title. You can listen to the episode by clicking the links below. … Read More >Is Reading Facing an Existential Crisis?

Join me today on r/Fantasy for a discussion on short fiction!

I’m hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session over on Reddit’s r/Fantasy today to promote Flying … Continue ReadingJoin me today on r/Fantasy for a discussion on short fiction!

Is The Novel Dead?

Is the novel dead? I’m running a poll in response to an article I saw a couple weeks back and I want to hear from the #writingcommunity. … Read More >Is The Novel Dead?

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

[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

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