[Podcast] Writing – Making the Most of Self-Isolation

Coronavirus craziness has gripped the globe. How can writers make the most of all this free time?

In this episode, Richie discusses a few ways writers can help people in this time of great need, as well as a few ways you can make the most of this abundance of time. … Read More >[Podcast] Writing – Making the Most of Self-Isolation

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?

Men Writing Women, Passive Voice, and Overused Clichés: A Look Back at 2019

It’s that time of year when we look back and wonder, “What the hell have I done with the past year?” … Read More >Men Writing Women, Passive Voice, and Overused Clichés: A Look Back at 2019

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!

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!

Short Story News: Noodlin’

I had a short story published today in Kzine, the first one in what feels like aeons! … Read More >Short Story News: Noodlin’

The Length of Stories

I see many people seeking guidance on how long their novels and stories should be. Having compiled lists of publishers of short and long fantasy fiction I’ve noticed a few trends.

This article looks at the lengths publishers seek for fiction in their various forms: micro, flash, short, novelettes, novellas, and novels. But it begins with a few words of caution. … Read More >The Length of Stories

Lists of Publishers Updated

I’ve been busy updating my lists of fantasy publishers for both short fiction and long fiction. The short fiction list now contains 80 publishers ranging from prozines to token publishers. Whatever stage you’re up to in your writing journey, there’ll be a publisher on there for you. … Read More >Lists of Publishers Updated

What Makes You Put Down a Book?

I wrote to book reviewers and undertook polls on a number of Facebook groups: AmWritingFantasy (693 members), Fantasy Writers Support Group (5,447 members), The Phoenix Quill (846 members), and Writing Bad (8,000 members). The results are pretty interesting and hopefully will be of some use to writers. … Read More >What Makes You Put Down a Book?