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

‘A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook’ Paperback Out Now!

The paperback version of A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook is now available to buy! Ahead of … Continue Reading‘A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook’ Paperback Out Now!

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’

A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook Teaser: Blogging

We’re just under a month away from the release of A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook and today I’m delighted to give you another glimpse inside the covers. When somebody first suggested blogging to me I told them in no uncertain terms to ‘eff off’. My concern was that I had nothing worthwhile to say, nothing anyone would find interesting. In this teaser chapter, I reveal what changed my mind, what I’ve learned in my years of blogging, and some ways to make some cash in this developing field. … Read More >A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook Teaser: Blogging

Cover Reveal: A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook

It’s time to reveal the front and back cover for A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook. I’m sure … Continue ReadingCover Reveal: A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook