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!

A Quick Guide to Making Quality Podcasts (for Free!)

The podcast market is huge and growing. Making a #podcast has never been more simple or accessible and this presents writers with brilliant opportunities to reach new audiences. In this quick guide, I talk you through everything you need to do to get your voice out there and heard. … Read More >A Quick Guide to Making Quality Podcasts (for Free!)

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?

Episode One: Fantasy Clichés

In our very first episode, we’re looking at fantasy clichés. What are they? Why are they bad? How can you avoid them? How can you use them?
We tackle the chosen one, wise old mentors, fantasy races, and evil villains for evil’s sake. Plus, we’ve got a few freebies to give away! … Read More >Episode One: Fantasy Clichés

Happenings

Here’s whats been going on in my world of writing, with the latest on my new book ‘Flying on the Ground’, short story news, and a chance for you to win a free T-shirt! … Read More >Happenings

[Guest Post] Representing LGBTQIA+ People in Writing

I’m delighted to introduce @AveryTeoda, a wonderful writer of spec fic who’s put together a truly insightful and thorough piece on a topic that a lot of people approach with uncertainity … Read More >[Guest Post] Representing LGBTQIA+ People in Writing

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