As many writers can attest, not least the likes of JK Rowling and her original struggle, the quest for an agent can be an ongoing and uphill battle. Not because you can't write very well (although I expect this was the case for me about five years ago...), and not because you can't string together … Continue reading The Quest for an Agent
Today, I’m very pleased to announce that Mantic Games have released their Dreadball Xtreme short story anthology, Drainpipes for Strike Posts. The Anthology is priced at £3.99 and contains stories from such authors as David Guymer, Guy Haley, Mike Hollows and myself, and makes for a great collection of tales set in Mantic Games sci-fi … Continue reading Drainpipes for Strike Posts
It's with great joy, and also a bit of sadness, that I've finally finished the MA Writing in John Moores University. Letters were discovered on the student system for us on Monday 27th October 2015, and I was pleased to see that I'd managed a Master of Arts, with Merit. This made me happy, while … Continue reading The end of the MA
Around the start of the Masters (it may have been the first or second semester...) we were asked to do a pastiche of a famous writer. For mine I chose Charles Dickens, and the piece I was writing at the time (and currently re-writing) was Slip Jevans - Hero of the Union. The pastiche is … Continue reading A cockpit according to Charles Dickens
A short review of Bram Stoker's Dracula audio book available on Audible.
The story of Jonulsburg continues: Nautilday, 18th Tulosich, 1130 GY Today, I find my hands more unwieldy, and you must forgive my handwriting, as it is no doubt harder to read than my usual poorly quilled scrawl. This morning, my left hand came away from the wooden bed with a piece of it firmly adhered … Continue reading Jonulsburg part 2
Evening all, just a quick post to say that I've put up the first three chapters and the prologue for the novel I wrote over the summer. A Game of Two Halves - The Torso and Legs is a comic fantasy tale about a local village team being catapulted into the ultra violent world of … Continue reading A Game of Two Halves – The Torso and Legs, comic fantasy from Rob Knipe