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.
Here we are. Book day at last! My first ever fiction book is out and available to buy! I’m overwhelmed by the response it’s received so far.
A thousand thank you’s to Steph for this lovely review of A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook, my complete guide on writing fantasy. If you haven’t seen
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
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.
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.
There’s been a buzz of discussion lately about overused character tropes in the fantasy genre—the orphan child fated to save the world; the lone wolf
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
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.
It’s time to reveal the front and back cover for A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook. I’m sure you’ll agree that the wonderful artist behind it, Mark Vernall,