November is upon us and the cold of winter is beginning to bite. Reading is perhaps one of the best pass times when it’s too chilly to venture outside. So to keep you occupied, I’m delighted to be able to bring you a new story of mine, The Pigeon Catchers, which has today been published by Far Horizons in their quarterly ezine.
I come across a lot of posts on social media asking about naming characters, particularly in the fantasy genre. How different should they be to real world names? Should I throw an apostrophe in the middle to make it sound more fantasyish?
With NaNoWriMo kicking off tomorrow you don’t want to be wasting time thinking of names. So here’s a quick guide to help you out.
A few posts ago I included a bit about listening to music while writing. I’m a lover of peace and quiet, but a few people came back to me with recommendations and since then I’ve experimented. Be it the grand classical music of Lord of the Rings, psychedelic jams or funky Latin rock, I’ve discovered a particular tune can really spur me on and help clock up all-important words.
Today is turning out to be a busy day. Over at r/Fantasy I’m in the firing line for Writer of the Day where you can
NaNoWriMo is once more upon us and the excitement is building. Here are a few of the best tips I’ve picked up from taking part to help you prepare to crush that 50k word target.
It’s a stormy Monday, but I have something to banish the clouds. I’m delighted to announce the creation of my Writer’s Resources page. Here I’ll be adding any bits of info to help you on your quest, and I could think of no better way to kick things off than with a table of fantasy publishers (short fiction).
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I’ve learned many harsh lessons since I began writing fiction, all of which have helped me improve as a writer. In this article I thought I’d share how I came to learn those lessons.
The passive voice was something of a mystery to me when I first began writing. Once I learned about it, panic consumed me like realising I’d not locked the front door while boarding a plane. Everything I’d written up to that point was riddled with it, dripping from sentences like phlegm.