Yesterday I had the pleasure of finding that one of my short stories, The Boatman, part of the Worldeater themed horror stories was published in Under the Fable. Though the indents seem to have vanished on a couple of pages of the story, it's all present, and free to read. So if you fancy a look … Continue reading The Boatman rows into Under the Fable
I force myself further into the corner of a musty, damp room. Paint peels like ancient scrolls on the mouldering walls that crumble and stick to my hands when I push against it. Planet Nine’s shadow gives the daylight a gloomy look, like an extreme solar eclipse. Dim light comes from the window to my … Continue reading Planet Nine – The World Eater
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
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
Over the years, I've written an alarming amount of novels that I've never done anything with. They reside in Dropbox, dump drives, flash drives, etc, scattered and saved for the inevitable day when I decide, 'I'm bloody doing something with that'. The MA has prompted me to re-look at everything I've written, and has given … Continue reading To edit or re-write? The folly of re-working old stories and novels.