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‘A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook’ Paperback Out Now!

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Making Monsters

I’m delighted to share with you a guest blog post I wrote for http://www.writingbad.org. This is part of my Fantasy Friday series (though please forgive it going live on Monday!). Fantasy is a genre rich with imagined creatures and beasts. Creations which haunt our dreams and make us walk that little bit faster after dark. This article first looks at a few of the more common monsters and then explores some methods to assist you in becoming the next Dr. Frankenstein. … Read More >Making Monsters

A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to Castles and Keeps: Part One

We’ve lost more than we know, but what we have retained has inspired some, if not all, of the greatest fantasy stories in one way or another. Taking the time to do a bit of research on what you’re writing about will empower your storytelling and, hopefully, enthral your readers. Today we’re besieging the fortifications which dominated the Middle Ages, and of course which feature in our beloved fantasy genre. … Read More >A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to Castles and Keeps: Part One

The Pigeon Catchers

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. … Read More >The Pigeon Catchers