Coming up with names for fantasy characters isn't as straightforward as you'd think. Many a time I've been stopped dead in my tracks by questions like, 'is this fantasy enough?' 'Should they have surnames and grandiose titles?' or a favourite of many, 'Should I add an apostrophe to make it more fantasyish? Heck, why not… Continue reading Naming Fantasy Characters #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
The majority of fantasy stories take place in a secondary world, one different to our own. It's a desire to explore these unique and original worlds that draw readers to the fantasy genre, so for many fantasy writers, the process of world-building is an important one. In this world-building guide, we'll cover some important world-building… Continue reading A Guide to Worldbuilding
In a world so filled with doom and gloom, it's easy to fall into a cycle of negativity. To keep us going we seek out kernels of joy and hope, and yesterday I uncovered one that brought a beaming grin to my lips. "...the survey from the Reading Agency of more than 2,000 people in… Continue reading Something I Thought I’d Never See…
Hi folks, I hope you're all well and virus-free! I'm looking into launching a new book on writing with all of the money raised used to buy iPads and tablets for care homes. At the moment, care homes in the UK are in lockdown, meaning thousands of vulnerable adults with conditions like dementia and Alzheimers… Continue reading Cover Artist Needed!
If you’re holed up somewhere now, I’m sure the hours are passing slowly, and the longer it goes on, the fewer things we have to fill our time. To help you while away those isolated hours, I’m offering eBook versions of my books A Fantasy Writers Handbook and Flying on the Ground, totally free for the next five days.